Tag Archives: Carinthia West

Remembering David Bowie at St Germans

Yesterday, on the train from Penzance to Paddington, as I passed the tiny station of St Germans, I looked back, and high over the the estuary bathed in the searing dawn light, was a perfect rainbow stretching over the rolling green lawns of Port Eliot, ancestral home of the Earls of St Germans. Port Eliot itself is not visible from …

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Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones

As I write this, the world is waking up to the news of the singer and songwriter, Prince’s untimely death at the age of 57. Prince was at the top of his game, so if we are to look dispassionately at the statistics of early deaths amongst rock stars, he has bowed out at a time when it could be …

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Speakeasy

Lately, I have been pondering the meaning of the word “faraway”. Partly because a recent move to Cornwall from London induces horrified expressions in both friends and acquaintances alike “Cornwall’ they shriek, using the same tone as Dame Edith Evans once used to great effect in The Importance of Being Ernest when using the word “ a handbag”? “Cornwaaall?”, they …

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