Monthly Archives: December 2011

Memories of Christmas Past

The presents are wrapped and under the tree. The preparations for Christmas lunch are more-or-less under control in the kitchen. And I’m in my little study, sipping tea, drinking in the peace and waiting for another Christmas Day to begin. … Continue reading

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Not Again

I have some shocking news for you… Christmas is a week from today. I know, I can’t believe it either, but I am afraid that it’s true. When the nice man on the radio mentioned it this morning, I was … Continue reading

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When Is a Tree Not a Tree?

As the person in charge of decorating the office for Christmas, I am facing a dilemma. A serious dilemma. We are a small, rather eccentric media company (, where most people arrive by bike and getting dressed up means wearing … Continue reading

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the 2011 transatlantic diablog award

the 2011 transatlantic diablog award. I would very much like to nominate Not War and Peace for the Transatlantic diablog award. Eileen Riley is particularly suited for the award. Not only is she a former American diplomat  living in London,but … Continue reading

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On the Brink

I woke up this morning to a headline shouting ‘Britain on the Brink’. My radio then went on to tell me that the Eurozone was in meltdown, the banks were freefalling and life as we know it was in danger of imminent … Continue reading

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