Life, Death and Close Shaves in the Himalayas

I don’t follow these things very closely, but I read somewhere that the Queen didn’t like Thatcher very much, and there were a number of reasons for this. One was that Thatcher clearly felt herself to be majesterial material, despite not having much in the way of recent regal DNA, and came out with the … Continue reading Life, Death and Close Shaves in the Himalayas

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Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…

… ask what you can do for your country!” is one of the more memorable lines from that well-known Irishman, J F Kennedy, along with “Ich bin ein Berliner!” and “Same time next week, Marilyn?” By the way, I learned the other day that “Ich bin ein Berliner” does not translate into “I am a … Continue reading Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You…