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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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POSTCARD FROM A NOISY MARBELLA

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It’s hot. Too bloody hot. It’s so hot in fact that my forearms are sticking to my wicker-edged writing table, thus making the finger connection between my brain and screen an even more sluggish process than usual. And another thing: … Continue reading

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