Author Archives: Richard Grainger

POSTCARD FROM POLAND CORONAVIRUS DIARY, DAY 3 LOCKDOWN

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Day 91 I promised myself I’d not blog about Coronavirus again. But there’s nothing else to blog about. It’s worse than bloody Brexit, isn’t it? Last week we decamped from our home in Wroclaw to the sleepy Silesian small town … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND CORONAVIRUS DIARY, DAY 2 STILL NO LOCKDOWN

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Day 79 Still no lockdown. Wroclaw is a city – if not in denial – at least in the final throes of a phoney war, but one, I fear that is likely soon to become attritional. There are, as I … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND CORONAVIRUS DIARY, DAY 1 – LOCKDOWN APPROACHES

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Day 74 Coronavirus – or Covid 19 as it’s better known, first appeared on 31st December 2019. It’s is the last thing I want to blog about but I’m going to, for three reasons: I’m bored There’s nothing else to … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CARD FROM POLAND – FEAR OF CHRISTMAS

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We flew into Stansted on the wet and windy dawn that heralded the endorsement of the Boris Dynasty; a political sovereignty probably destined to rival that of Thatcher’s for durability, controversy and the same lack of credible opposition that swept … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND – A TALE OF TWO IRISHMEN

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I’m back in Wroclaw after ten days mainly spent watching the rain in Spain, which defied the cliché, by falling on the coast … rather than mainly on the plain. But this morning I find that my habitual writing venue … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND – WORLD CUP … WHICH WORLD CUP?

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I’ve not blogged for ages and that’s mostly because of the World Cup. By World Cup, I mean the World Cup, the one where dump truck-sized blokes get knocked out cold and the result isn’t decided by people with ponytails … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND: MY BIG FAT POLISH WEDDING

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Let me tell you about Polish weddings – our Polish wedding. Of course, it wasn’t intrinsically Polish in the literal sense, as a Greek or an Italian or indeed, even a British or Irish wedding might be. My betrothed and … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM POLAND — REFLECTIONS ON AN AMERICAN PUBLICIST

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I’ve not blogged for a bit and for some of you this will have been welcome relief from the July and August onslaught of posts. I’ve also sacked my American publicist, so everything that I now post will be self-generated, … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM MARBELLA – THE DINNER PARTY

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A word to the wise, chic@s … if you can avoid Spain in August – do so. The heat is unbearable, the place is packed with sunburnt, whinging Brits, the drains stink and the service – well, it’s truly awful, … Continue reading

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POSTCARD FROM MARBELLA – A TALE OF TWO TAIL-ENDERS

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Progress with Saving Dave is currently about as productive as Ireland’s second innings at Lord’s – more on that in a minute – which is why I’m blogging again. My partner and I were talking about names last night. No … Continue reading

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