Monthly Archives: August 2011

Views, Thoughts from a London Window

The weather this morning is beautiful. It’s not hot – indeed it’s not particularly warm as yet – but the air is clear, the sun is shining and there are puffy white clouds scurrying across a pale blue sky. The … Continue reading

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Blackberries, damsons and the declining year

Yesterday was the first time this year that I’ve noticed it, with the lowering sun, the lengthening shadows and that sense of gentle quietness in the atmosphere. Almost as though there’s a slight, deadening filter on all sounds – the … Continue reading

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Yet another London riot

Rioting again broke out in London this last Saturday. It occurred in a small area of parkland in the SE19 district, known commonly as Crystal Palace. Thousands of people of all ages, even including small children and the elderly, were … Continue reading

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Riots in the UK

So, here on the Little Island, the hooded monsters have finally arisen from the depths of the council estates and wreaked a vicious, sad, destructive and ultimately pointless vengeance. I say ‘finally’ because this mayhem was on the cards at … Continue reading

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The 50th Birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba

This is Part 4. Follows on from ‘Return to Sai Baba’ on July 3rd So the day dawned. The fiftieth birth-day of the man millions saw as God. The day we, the film unit, had waited for for weeks. At … Continue reading

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Age, Youth, the BNP and Geert Wilders

The other evening I was watching on the computer, a symphony concert, live from the Royal Albert Hall, one in the current series of BBC Promenade Concerts. As the cameras roved in close up and mid-shot  around the players in … Continue reading

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