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So near, yet so far, a trip to the ancient theatre at Epidauros

It was the evening after the August full moon, the 19th of August when my friend and I went to see “The Birds” by Aristophanes being performed in the ancient theatre at Epidauros. I was really looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk

I have just finished reading “Doomed” by Chuck Palahniuk, the sequel to his earlier novel “Damned.” I laughed out loud in places and would love to give you a taste of his descriptions. This is one of a ketamine-addicted “psychic … Continue reading

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“Damned:” A rollicking novel by Chuck Palahniuk

I go through phases of not reading books, but having discovered the joys of Amazon I might go back to it. They have books that probably couldn’t be found in an ordinary UK bookshop! “Damned” could be one of these! … Continue reading

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The Big Pit, Blaenavon; World Heritage Site

  The Big Pit in Blaenavon, south Wales, was closed in1980 and reopened as a museum in 1983. The pit wheel stood high above the village and was for many a symbol of oppressive employment. Mining was dangerous work, and … Continue reading

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A Poems and Pints Evening to Commemorate the Miners

  I had forgotten about Poems and Pints nights in Britain until I went to one on the evening of Thatcher’s funeral, the 17th April 2013. It was organized in part by the National Union of Mine workers, the NUM. … Continue reading

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