Monday Morning

SOMETIMES the planets align or is it just coincidence? Most likely it’s a combination of poor planning and competition for the few weekends in any given year that has led…
THIS Monday Morning England is euphoric with the prospect of advancing into the last 16 for the World Cup for the first time in what seems forever. Smiling faces as…
IT'S a little hard to see beyond the politics that seem to dominate the front pages of newspapers and lead the news on Television and the Radio aside of course…
JUNE and it’s the Queen’s official birthday celebration, Trooping the Colour at Horse Guards , London. The glorious early summer sunshine belies the horrid spring we have had. Usually by…
Or , “plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose” as they say in France and in some social circles or as some say “its Ground Hog Day!” Mondays can…
DAYS on from The Wedding is hardly the moment to reflect on how that marriage is progressing. Enough to suggest that we all wish them well. We wish all newlyweds…
THE depths of winter and tourists are thronging the damp pavements of London. Walking as I do I am not only more aware of the weather but also of my…
THE middle of January, the worst should now be over? The most likely day to file for divorce in the UK is the first working Monday of the year; January…
HOW long did your New Year’s resolutions last? The majority survive less than one week and most are to do with health. Giving up smoking remains a popular resolution, as…
WHILE Epiphany on January 6 tends to mark the end of the Christmas school holidays and a full resumption of business as usual in the UK, throughout Spain it marks…
THE Winter Solstice, December 22, the shortest day of the year; when I start to think of Spring. A faintly ridiculous attitude, yet daylight was a scant eight hours, dull…
WHAT with global warming holding sway it's officially a surprise whenever it snows in London, which it does pretty regularly. Last Monday heavy snow falls across the Midlands of England…
AS the peak television viewing season approaches over the Christmas and New Year holiday, do you remember when watching choices were limited to the neighbours, along with perhaps black and…
Working in global publishing for 40 years from a London base, Nick Horne has now agreed to write a weekly blog looking at various aspects of life in the capital…

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