Author Archives: Guthlac

About Guthlac

An artist, historian and middle aged man who'se aim in life is to try and enjoy as much of it as he can

Pulling a Richard….

It is tempting call foul on the voting of the Tory MPs this evening that gave Boris Johnson his ideal candidate – you could say it was almost Nixonesque in its execution – if it wasn’t for the fact that … Continue reading

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With apologies to Jeremy & Sajid….

Then there were two (I know there are still four but do you really see Jeremy Hunt or Sajid Javid stopping the Boris Bus?) . Rory Stewart is now a Tory unperson – far too much personality  and hubris for … Continue reading

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So what was the point of that?….

I started to watch last night’s Tory Party leader debate and immediately lost interest.   What was the point of the whole charade?  These men don’t have to engage with the public at large but rather 318 MPs and then 160 … Continue reading

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Finally a Ray of Sunshine…..

Getting up at just after 3am in the morning to capture the sunrise has always been a minority sport – I get that and in many ways I’m glad.   There is something wonderfully magical at this time of year  standing … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows…

  Like most sane people last night I didn’t watch the somewhat bizarre Tory leader TV debate – preferring the much much more interesting goings on in 19th century Halifax  – the frocks were much more frilly!.  Instead I got … Continue reading

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Is Alexander a Clown?….

  At one level of course he is…at some level we all are.   The difference is that most of us will never have control of the nuclear launch codes.   Is this a problem?   Well I don’t seem to have too … Continue reading

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Well at least we’ll have the rain…

Well this is a wonderful start to summer…rain stopped play!   In between the bouts I have been able to get out into the garden.  One of the great things about this weather of course is that it is almost perfect … Continue reading

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