Monthly Archives: July 2017

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate

It is the famous quote of Dante, most frequently translated as Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. It is a quotation I often remember when walking up some streets in London with the dark glass and steel office buildings … Continue reading

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Conservative Anglicans

I meant to go for a long sail today along the east coast of the Contentin from Barfleur, but the weather started looking nasty already this morning in advance of what was predicted by the forecast. There’s an old saying … Continue reading

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Facebook

I have been using Facebook moderately over the past couple of years as light banter or to share my good times and outings in the boat, that sort of thing. I have a page and have set up a Sarum … Continue reading

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New Blog

My old friend Patrick Sheridan has set up a new blog Ad meliora advocatus… He is obviously taking his time getting used to the WordPress system and is also figuring out what will be the “golden thread” that will give … Continue reading

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Watch out for the Hun in the Sun

I received a phone call late last night from someone I hadn’t heard from for almost thirty years. I was quite sure he was dead after so many years without the slightest trace anywhere. Some years ago, there was a … Continue reading

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Pocket Symphony

I went to a concert yesterday evening in the public hall of Veules les Roses (where I often go sailing), where La Symphonie de Poche played some arrangements of classics and a few Bourville songs from the 1940’s and 50’s, … Continue reading

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French Sailing Gatherings

My old friend Roger Barnes has produced another fine video on the joys of sailing in France, Brittany in particular. I was at the Semaine du Golfe, and would have loved to join him for the Challenge Léger, a smaller … Continue reading

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