Splendid Cusack; one of my all time favourites.
Never forget that his wife (born a Schwarzenberg, and a sister of both Felix, about-to-be Prime Minister of Austria, and Friedrich, the Cardinal Archbishop of Prague, not to mention their elder brother, lord of the family estates of more than a million acres) was foully murdered by the revolutionaries (no feeble talk of “stray bullets” here, if you please).
This exacerbated his feelings somewhat, as might be imagined.
Today's earthquake was quite close to Norcia, the birthplace of St Benedict, where these monks live, pray, and brew: youtube.com/watch?v=nTQTFW1Gdb…
10:55am 24 Aug 2016
That late afternoon phonecall from a friend: "I'm in London! Have yeh a place to stay?" "Yeah go on."
11:20pm 23 Aug 2016
There is a reeling ball being organised in Hammersmith which will include an 128-some reel (as opposed to the normal eightsome). JUST SILLY.
11:18am 23 Aug 2016
Johannesburg city council's new speaker Vasco da Gama (left) not to be confused with Portuguese explorer (right). pic.twitter.com/LbGP689lRZ
9:06pm 22 Aug 2016