Monthly Archives: September 2017

Songs from Coussac Bonneval

In a quiet but feisty village in Limousin, France, is one of the liveliest, ‘jumpin’ venues ……..Le Madison in Coussac Bonneval. Herve, the proprietor (and entertainer!), makes sure the place leaps into action on Friday evenings during July and August,... Read More

Hey – That’s some way to say goodbye!!!

Well not exactly, it’s NOT really goodbye I’m afraid, even though I am sure that there are some  who might be glad to see the back of moi! I am actually only off for a six week adventure to the... Read More

Forces Support arrives in Croydon

A new charity shop opened today on the site in Croydon High Street which was formerly occupied for more than fifty years by Millets,  which was originally an Army surplus store. It is highly appropriate therefore that the new occupants... Read More

Celebrated Folk from Croydon. 1 – Sue Perkins

Well, this is the first edition of what I anticipate will be an “irregular” series of blogs highlighting the many talented and noteworthy individuals who either live in, were born/brought up in/or adopted our amazing (and constantly evolving) town CROYDON.... Read More


Did you know that here are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders and that Scientists believe there are an equal number to this yet to be discovered? That spiders are found on every continent with the exception Antarctica? An estimated... Read More

The Leading Man!

I recently (and most respectfully) suggested that Dame Judi Dench refer/defer!!! to her “Chap” as her “Hero”, since she really does not feel that she relates to terms such as “My partner” or “My better half” – and I can... Read More

Patti Cakes – An Instant Classic?

I do like to see movies that are related to music, songs and popular culture, even if it is a something which takes me out of my “comfort zone” – and Rap has largely been one of those genres. Although... Read More

4 Cool Dudes – St Georges Walk

Walking through St Georges walk yesterday, which is (slowly) becoming not just an embryo Arts Quarter  but something of an alternative Art gallery gallery itself, both in the traditional sense and more significantly with its ever evolving “Street Canvas“, I... Read More

Let’s hear it for the Croydon JAMBOX initiative

Now here’s a GREAT initiative from Ruth Titmarsh – Lets’s “SPREAD” THE WORD. JamBox is a unique project that allows musicians of all levels to play alongside established professionals who normally provide backing for some of the top names in the... Read More