Monthly Archive: August 2009

The Village: Senior Cyclists

Posted on August 24, 2009

Thaxted is a magnet for senior cyclists. They congregate in the village like a pensioners’ chapter of Hells Angels but minus the leather and greasepaint.

Sitting outside Parrishes in the late afternoon sun drinking coffee, their bikes.. >>> more

Balthazar, Sienna and sinister shorts

Posted on August 24, 2009

It’s Sunday morning. I’m sitting outside a local cafe basking in the summer sun and flicking through the papers. I spot a picture of Balthazar Getty and his wife (has his dalliance with Sienna Miller now run its course or not?) out hiking together.. >>> more

The Village: 'Mary Poppins' sells soda bread

Posted on August 13, 2009

Friday, I discover, is market day in Thaxted which brings a little frisson of excitement to the normally tranquil high street. The market may only boast a handful of stalls but that just makes it all the more endearing – like you’re being let in on.. >>> more

Quantitative sleazing

Posted on August 06, 2009

When talk turns to the economy I’m tempted to cover my ears with my hands and go “La, la, la, la” because it all sounds quite complicated.

So, I can’t say that I have followed the twists and turns of the recent financial crisis facing the.. >>> more

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