Monthly Archives: June 2015

A World at my fingertips

My fingers reach across the world On a key pad silently sat Beneath a screen of silent scenes Where words might yet, write my dreams. A font of knowledge, a research tool A toy of such delight It’s circuits work … Continue reading

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Three Investment Strategies

“Successful investing is anticipating the anticipation of others.” John Maynard Keynes (economist) “If you want to get rich start a religion. Ron Hubbard (Scientology Founder) “The time to buy is when there’s blood in the streets.” Nathan Rothschild (19th Century … Continue reading

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Stuart Gulliver, HSBC and Don Corleone

“Well, I say yes. There is more money potential in narcotics than anything else we’re looking at now. If we don’t get into it, somebody else will, maybe one of the Five Families, maybe all of them. And with the … Continue reading

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Flies and Dung

The only thing that you are sure to find if you walk through the countryside with your eyes shut is dung. And every heap of dung has its residents; on it, in it and under it. On it we will … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Chai Wu

“Chai Wu is a stupid restaurant for stupid people. It’s in exactly the right location*. It’ll probably do fabulously.” *Harrods, London. Review by Marina O’Loughlin The Guardian 28th Feb 2015 (Chris)

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What A Great Day

Made all the better with sunshine and a gentle breeze we, my good friends Mick and Chris, set off up the A12 towards Chelmsford City race track. Chris driving, (as ebullient as ever) managed to doubt his navigation, so we … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Sex

“Everything is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” House of Cards Series 1, episode 10 (USA version) Dedicated to Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo (Chris)

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