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Jokes from my favourite Christmas Present

The best Christmas present I received a few weeks ago was a book called ‘The Biggest Ever Tim Vine Joke Book”.  If you’ve ever seen him live you’ll know what I mean when I say that you hate yourself for laughing at his jokes.  But, this clip on YouTube has a 98% approval rating, so …

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Culture

Robert Maxwell – the epitome of gluttony

Robert Maxwell (1923-1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born media proprietor and UK Member of Parliament.  He was the publisher of a wide range of newspapers, including the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, The People, Daily Record and the New York Daily News, but he will always be remembered as the man who stole hundreds of millions of Pounds …

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Culture

Something special about Edward Hopper and Nighthawks

If you ever get an opportunity to visit an Edward Hopper exhibition I would highly recommend you grasp it with both hands.  I was very fortunate to see a wide range of his most popular paintings at an exhibition in London in 2004. The painting, Nighthawks, is one of his best and is a 1942 oil …

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