Who Wants to be a Sir?

Posted on October 26, 2012

Is it just me imagining things or is the main criterion to become knighted to be a child molester, a police inspector who oversees the death of 96 people, a banker who brings the country to its knees or a businessman who pays his wife a three billion pounds dividend into an account in Monaco? According to Wikipedia “A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the ...

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A Roman in East Stratton!

Posted on October 13, 2012

In a bid to break up the tedium of midweek without going to the pub, the other night I meandered down to the East Stratton village hall to listen to a talk on the history of Britain's canals and in particular the Basingstoke canal. Unfortunately the speaker had a heart attack and rather selfishly had to pull out, opting to have a quadruple heart bypass instead; it is extraordinary the lengths people will go to avoid fulfilling their commitments ...

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