Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cheers. Cheers. Cheers.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against a blue drink specifically. It’s just that whenever I’ve seen one it has been meatily grasped in the fist of a lady of a certain weight, a lady dusted with a … Continue reading

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What Am I Bid?

When you hear the word ‘auction’, several things immediately spring to mind – a hushed, soft-carpeted room; serried ranks of tight-lipped, stone-faced bidders; a suave, swept-back-haired old Harrovian, gavel in hand, intoning the rising millions without the slightest air of … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Revisited

Peregrine Andrew Morny Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire, has gone balls-out and produced a rocking new look for boring old Chatsworth House. Gone – at long last! – are the tedious hallmarks of historic architecture: the dull classic lines, the … Continue reading

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