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Life Experience

Music, Films, Books, Theatre, TV

Brighton Beach 2023

Hottest Day of the Year

Hottest Day of the Year Heatwave The hottest day recorded.Towards ten at nightThe rain started. We walked out Into the garden, naked,enjoying the refreshing rain. The lawn was squelchy underfoot. We lay

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Publisher Saxon Books Returns

Publisher Saxon Books Returns Popular and long established war poetry anthologies are not only back on sale again, but for a short time are being offered at big discounts. For

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Poem for Northern Ireland

Stormont Parliament building where the politicians have been refusing to meet for 18 months to govern Northern Ireland. A Poem for Northern Ireland Backward Vision Sadly I see your future:supervised

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Poem about Iraq

A poem about Iraq in 2003 Tony Blair’s visit to Southern Iraq early in 2003. He explained the wisdom of the war. MY  POEM A Message from Tony Blair to

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Love is its own reward

Poem – Love is its own reward A poem for NHS workers and everyone in caring professions who go on caring for others, even though they don’t receive the recognition

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Cleo Laine – Jazz Singer

Cleo Laine, brilliant documentary I strongly recommend you to see the Cleo Laine documentary on BBC iPlayer. I bought the All About Me Cleo Laine LP well over 50 years

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Welcome return of that positive, inspiring and cheerful programme about a couple raising 1000 sheep and nine children – OUR YORKSHIRE FARM. New series. 9pm Tuesday 5 October 2021, Channel

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Anticipating 2021

Anticipating 2021 My first thought about the coming year is a feeling of great gratitude to the people who have developed vaccines against covid-19. My second thought is a similar

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Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA

Brewed to commemorate Dominic Cummings’ historic visit to Barnard Castle – Barnard Castle Eye Test IPA, 6% proof. If you tried it you may have needed more than an eye

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Poem – What do I know?

Poem – What do I know? What does anyone know? What do I know? The origin of the universe its scale its destiny are beyond my understanding. This earth so

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Remembering Vicky Darling

On Saturday (October 3rd) Julie and I attended the memorial meeting for our friend, Vicky Darling. It would have been her 90th birthday.  With her daughter, Josie, she had planned

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Film – Julie and Julia

This is a frothy, light-hearted, witty intelligent and very entertaining film which also happens to be true. It concerns two characters. The first is Julie Powell who is a young

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David Roberts

Writer, publisher, music promoter

Born in 1942, I now have time to enjoy life more widely and reflect on my experience, interests, and contemporary events.

David Roberts