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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

On Saturday, April 20th, 2013
the-best-exotic-marigold-hotel I wanted to see ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ when it was released in 2012. It’s my kind of film but not the kind that got a screening at the plush cinema in Bodrum which tended to focus on Hollywood blockbusters, more’s the pity. We could have lifted a dodgy download from the enterprising Low ...

The Bosphorus by Jack Scott

On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
bosphorus   As the sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean and the narrow meeting point between Europe and Asia, the Bosphorus has been of immense strategic and commercial importance ever since humanity first strapped a few planks together and took up paddling. Old Istanbul straddles both sides, with one leg in Europe, the ...

James Dowdall, RIP by Jack Scott

On Saturday, March 30th, 2013
James Dowdall, Torch Bearer
Image courtesy of Robert Hayes It’s curious how extended families, so close in childhood days, can grow slowly apart as children age and move on. I guess it’s related to our modern existence of social mobility, dispersal and transience. My own family is a case in point. When I was growing up, my mother and her siblings were very chummy ...

Stop Press! by Jack Scott

On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
9781904881643-Perking the Pansies COVER.indd So far, the start of spring has been a nipple-hardening affair. Wild March winds are whistling across the East Anglian flatlands and snow flurries swirl around the daffodils. Thank God for central heating and high tog duvets. March has also been remarkable for a flurry of activity for Perking the Pansies, Jack and Liam move ...

A Life Fabricated by Jim Koury

On Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Written by Jim Khoury   I was a sensitive, caring young child but deep down I was frustrated about something hidden inside myself. I could not put my fingers on it, but I knew I was different than my brothers and the other kids I was growing up with. I was angry with myself for being so and starting ...

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