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Radio Address by Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, September 3, 1939

I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room at 10, Downing Street. This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final Note stating that unless we heard from them by 11 0’clock that they were … Continue reading

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Hitler’s declaration of war on the USA, 11th December 1941

Deputies, Men of the German Reichstag! A year of events of historical significance is drawing to an end. A year of the greatest decisions lies ahead. In these serious times, I speak to you, Deputies of the German Reichstag, as to … Continue reading

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An old blue song book

In a pile of old papers Just tossed aside Not even considered Bereft now, of any pride. Bought, after the war Cut price at threepence Words to one-hundred songs Lost to its world of credence. Some remembered song of yesterday … Continue reading

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Robin Williams on divorce

“Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” Ray H.

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A Texan Walks Into A Bar In Ireland

Hank says, “I hear you Irish are damn good drinkers. I’ll give 500 dollars to anybody who drinks 10 pints of Guinness straight off.” The room went silent as one man quietly left. Thirty minutes late Paddy returned. He tapped … Continue reading

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Remember when cigarettes were good for you?

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As Time Calls

At seventy-five, the call is palpable No bell, chant it’s not even a whisper But it’s there, nagging, insistent A feeling that events, are going to happen. When it started, is a mystery Certainly not in my childhood Not that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mick Herron ~ Spook Street (2017)

Strictly speaking book reviews shouldn’t be written by fans. After all a ‘Fan Review’ lacks the nicely balanced analysis, which the reader of a book review deserves and expects. No football fan for example wants the ‘best’ team to win. … Continue reading

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Edgar Degas painting

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Note to our Grandchildren

You might remember us, as old Have heard of stories, once long in time Were told -But no, just like you We were just young, that’s where your – Long story, strangely what, began for you. Tell your children, of … Continue reading

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