Category Archives: Personal

Credit card fraud: lightning CAN strike twice

For the second time this year I have had to react quickly to an email from a credit card company informing me that my on line password had been changed. For the second time this was news to me. Contacting … Continue reading

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Congratulations Helen and Marcus

Daphne and I join all their friends in wishing Helen Whately (our prospective parliamentary candidate) and her husband Marcus all the very best on the birth of a son, George, on 3rd August. Another new member for Conservative Future!

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Captaining England

It would be invidious to compare Michael Vaughan with Gordon Brown or the Edgbaston Test with the Crewe and Nantwich by-election – but I can’t help noticing what an excellent metaphor cricket affords for real life. The first few days … Continue reading

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Football, tennis and ASB

I was right about Spain, though the Final was the least colourful game they played. Good for Murray, getting to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. He needs to play Nadal more often to get the measure of him. Had a really … Continue reading

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Back from hols

Back from a few days’ holiday to find Spain will play Germany in the final of Euro 2008. I fancy Spain on last night’s performance. Boris is settling in as Mayor rather well and is gradually getting rid of some … Continue reading

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Why the silence?

Have just had a few days in Florida. This was the view from the restaurant window in our resort hotel in St. Pete Beach where we had our breakfast watching the pelicans having theirs. The place had its own private … Continue reading

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