Well that was nice. Nothing like a couple of weeks in Cornwall to blow the cobwebs away and begin to clear up the mess that is my brain. To those who know me, for the first time in a very long time I managed to relax (or at least my version of relax) and IContinue reading A couple of weeks in Cornwall
I don’t know about you but I’m busy putting up sandbags and barbed wire around the hobbit house here on Trinity Mead. I’m getting ready for the UK’S July 4th Independence Day er…celebrations. Or as I call it, A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day). Why? I apologise for being aContinue reading A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)
Next month I will be a birthday boy. I will be 72 years old and like a lot of people my age I will be asking myself…How (the f****) did that happen’? It has been a funny old life and before you get the wrong idea, I hope it goes on for a little longerContinue reading Birthday Boy
Watch ‘Hypo’ on Amazon Prime (1.99). Learn about the ignorance that surrounds diabetes and the effect it had on a local boy’s football career. 17 minutes of excellence filmed in and around Stratford upon Avon.
One of the many things I will remember during this lockdown are the times The Stratfordian’s household has exploded. Not literally of course, (although I wouldn’t be that surprised to find out someone (no names) was in the process of constructing a bomb made from every-day household ingredients as an act of revenge), but inContinue reading The Stratfordian’s household has exploded
Sent to Erica Whyman (RSC) via Twitter. ‘Here’s an idea. Why not use ‘The Dell’ (Open air theatre space in RSC Gardens Stratford upon Avon) to give an all day (?) sonnet reading. Single actors reading a single sonnet. Charge 50 people to come in (for a set period of time?) and be responsible forContinue reading Sent to Erica Whyman (RSC) via Twitter.
I’m sorry to bring up that old chestnut, pedestrianisation again but just in case you haven’t seen this press release from Stratford Council… Press release. ‘To assist in the reopening of Stratford Town and the recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council have workedContinue reading pedestrianisation again
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE …SCOOP… CLICK ME FOR BIG REVEAL Why, oh why oh why… …is The Stratford upon Avon Herald in the greasy administrators hands when it can still pull in Headline news like this. ‘On the ball’. ‘Ear to the street’. ‘The Heartbeat of the Community’ all clichés admittedly but everyone applying toContinue reading Hold the Front Page
I’m sure that during the time we have spent under Lockdown, most of us have come to a variety of conclusions on how Stratford upon Avon should look when this is all over. And (I bet) the vast majority have all lingered on one thing. For me, and I know quite a few others ourContinue reading How Stratford upon Avon should look when this is all over
Let me make a serious comment for a moment, The Stratfordian is getting a bit fed up with posts appearing on various Social Media suggesting that we should somehow let the Government ‘off the hook’. These posts are pushing the ridiculous idea that we should stop criticising Government Policy and basically let them get onContinue reading A serious comment
The dreaded virus has presented us with all sorts of challenges that we have never really faced before. Nothing is normal. The whole world is askew. We need help urgently. We need to know how we go about living in close proximity to each other. Where we are now. Even time itself is misbehaving. OneContinue reading How we go about living in Close Proximity to each other