Category Archives: This and That

“Never Fear” – reliving the life of Sir Francis Chichester – by Ian Strathcarron.

This biography by Ian Strathcarron tracks the life of a remarkable man who rightly became world famous long before the word “celebrity” was in common use. Available in hard back from Amazon. Christopher Macgowan @chrismacgowan

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Wheelie Bins make art – at last!!

I visited in Saint-Nazaire last week an art exhibition reusing scrap and making a new use for it – or at the very least making some appealing art objects from it. New ways of making alternative accommodation appealed to me … Continue reading

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One reason we stare at our mobis all day.

I was reading a piece in the FT this morning about a proposed restructuring of Facebook shares which would allow Mark Zuckerberg to retain control of the company whilst pursuing his philanthropy.  This fact emerged: The average user now spends … Continue reading

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The Myreton Motor Museum

      If you are approaching Edinburgh from the East near North Berwick then the small but evocative Myreton Motor Museum is worth a visit. Run by a farming family it is housed in a few spare buildings and was … Continue reading

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2016 predictions.

As with many newspapers, The Financial Times http://www.ft.com today makes its predictions for 2016 as well as admitting to failed predictions for 2015 – most notably predicting a hung parliament for the UK. Key predictions for 2016 include: Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Maserati comes fourth in Rolex Sydney-Hobart yacht race.

   At exactly 11:54:33 Hobart time yesterday, Maserati became the fourth craft to cross the finish-line in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race, one of the most gruelling events on the international sailing calendar. The Italian VOR … Continue reading

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The Autumn Leaves, SPECTRE and the All Blacks.

   Autumn has arrived in Felsted. Earlier in the week Faye and I had somehow found an evening we were both free and booked a couple of online seats for SPECTRE which lived up to all my expectations for sheer … Continue reading

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