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Sondheim. A Sondheim recital is on Radio 3 (England) this evening. I saw this show last week. I thought something was not quite right. It was being recorded. Sondheim recitals are not common,
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  • Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    last book I read. 'Une vie' Guy de Maupassant
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Ten times? Why so little?
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    membership of a rather exclusive club
    Your worst habit?
    self pity

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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Dear Whisks, Qhoops! I have changed it now. My legs are much better and I've got up to 10 mile walks. Yesterday I did the paths around lleaves Green and encompassed Downe and Biggin Hill.
    14 hours ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Dear Mike, I think you mean, 'I did mean Chelsfield.' :-D Chelmsfield seems to be a region of Chelmsford in Essex, according to MrG. Double Whoops.
    1 day ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Dear Whisks. I did mean Chelmsfield. Whoops! It is rather difficult to get to many of the north Kent scenic sights by public transport. In particular the National Trust properties around Ide Hill, Toys Hill and Crockham Hill, I tried to research ...
    1 day ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Isn't it one of those places that deserves a second blink? We lived in Pevensey for a while - that was similar/like Dungeness
    2 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    I was a big fan of the Shoreham power station when it was a two chimney mini-version of Battersea, Then it was one chimney, then a pile of bricks. Now it's a rather ugly warehouse with a single shiny metal chimney in the Toytown style favoured by ...
    2 days ago
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    Mat
    "Mat" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    Yes, I like your writes when you go exploring, Mike, they're very satisfying. More please. Would you write about the South Bank, Southwark even - that stretch up toward Wren's house? I do like Shoreham-on Sea. I surfed there a bit when I was a ...
    2 days ago
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    Athelstone
    "Athelstone" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    And of course that's Shoreham in Kent as opposed to Shoreham in Sussex, the latter also being known as Shoreham by everybody except map makers and the railways who refer to it as Shoreham-by-Sea. I remember Miss Read. I met her often. She was Dora ...
    2 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on mike's Blog "A green and pleasant land".
    That's very interesting, Mike, and nicely written. Never knew The Railway Children was set down south. One point - do you mean Chelsfield rather than Chelmsfield?
    2 days ago
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    mike
    mike wrote a new blog: "A green and pleasant land".
      Knockholt and Chelmsfield are two stations on the commuter line linking London to Sevenoaks in Kent.  Knockholt Station should have been called Halstead but the name Knockholt was chosen to avoid confusion with another Halstead in ...
    2 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on TheWeyMan's Blog "Writing Blind for Those Who Can See".
    I wonder if the difference in perception - either sight, hearing, colour or taste - increases the senses of the other preceptors. What a confused sentence! I hope it makes sense, But does it make a difference when you write? If you write green, ...
    9 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on RichardB's Blog "Be afraid...".
    Dear Richard I cannot remember the film well enough but what if the site of the crime had been destroyed and, tragically, there are no witness to the event (on the defendant's side, at least.) As it was pointed out, Irving might have ...
    12 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Mat's Blog "BEACH GOD".
    It was in your other blogs - the theatre of the absurd. Before I read your blog, I had walked to my local supermarket which, for me, is a country path bordering a golf course. A woman was before me; bent down attending to her pooch which was ...
    12 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Mat's Blog "BEACH GOD".
    Dear Matt, I lead the life of a recluse and meet few people but I occasionally talk to the stranger sitting next to me when I go to the theatre. This is either during the interval or queuing for tickets. The play that has aroused most interest ...
    14 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    The critics have only referred to the actor's name and the success she has made of the part she plays. I think I would do the same.
    14 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Unknown, Alternative Historical Facts".
    Dear Dolly, I have short legs and am nearly six feet in height. It is quite difficult to but trousers at this length now - I think 28inches. I recently bought two pairs - at different shops - but they had to be ordered as they were not in stock. ...
    14 days ago

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  • Mezz
    by Mezz 1 year ago
    Hi Mike. Enjoyed your comp entry. I have revised mine if that's ok. If not disregard it.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 1 year ago
    Nice comp idea for September, Mike. Need to put my thinking cap on!
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 year ago
    Impressive comp entry Mike, as Hil says, great voice.
  • Hil
    by Hil 1 year ago
    Liked your comp entry, Mike. Great voice - your Mr Ping or Pong!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 1 year ago
    Enjoyed reading your comp entry, Mike, very original.
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 2 years ago
    Great comp entry, Mike.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 years ago
    Your comp entry, very good.
  • Squidge
    by Squidge 2 years ago
    Love your comp entry!
  • Newbie
    by Newbie 2 years ago
    Great entry, Mike. By the way is the rum cove with or without ice? Oh sorry, that's rum'n coke.. ;-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 2 years ago
    Glorious comp entry. What a laugh.