Role and Rolls….

  Some fellow ( I can`t remember his name) once said  “All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players” Which rather clumsily segues into this:   To act upon this stage you need, of course, a script, and that script was once given to …

The art of being unfashionable….

I enjoy being unfashionable. To such an extent that I have firmly embraced the deeply unfashionable, from Norman Wisdom films, virtually all monochrome films made in Britain after the war, GK Chesterton, JB Priestley, the terrible musicals of the 1960’s, including the wonderfully bad ‘Half A Sixpence’, Max Wall, Gilbert …

How to cheat at chess…..

  Chess, a haven of peacefulness, a group of men and women with solemn expressions bidding to outsmart each other by being extraordinarily clever in moving their pieces around a small board. To the victor, a small trophy and the warm glow of being a smart arse? Certainly not, chess …