May 2, 2017 Dick Morris

  Until a few years ago, I had not even heard of this hotel: it was a TV programme based on the home movies of the film actor Dirk Bogarde  that alerted me to it. Bogarde said he always stayed at the Connaught when in London, and so I determined to check it out, sometime, along with…

May 1, 2017 Dick Morris

Just a short trip to get away from the computer and the routine. I stayed at The Connaught hotel in Mayfair for the first time (I shall write more about this hotel later), and can highly recommend it. And I spent half a day, probably more, in Harrods, and had a fish and chip lunch there,…

April 11, 2017 Dick Morris

Everyone has one book inside them, so the saying goes. And, generally, this is assumed to be a novel. This is, I suppose, because a novel is entirely fictitious, and comes from the imagination, and most people, certainly by the age of maturity, have had enough experiences, and have enough memories, to enable them to…

April 11, 2017 Dick Morris

Part One My Preferred Method   Everybody has a book inside them, so the saying goes, and most of these books will be novels. This is because everybody has at least a little imagination, and everybody has had experiences they can use in the story and has met a variety of people they can base…

April 10, 2017 Dick Morris

I’ve been chatting to Carla about 2089, and she tells me this is how she would describe the novel in two words. The message of the story, which I think is the main point of the book, is of secondary importance to her, it seems.

April 10, 2017 Dick Morris

I now think I can make these as well as it is possible to do so; certainly to my taste, and so I thought I’d pass on my method to readers of this blog. 1. Fill a saucepan with water to about mid level. 2. Peel the potatoes and cut them up into chunks about one and…

April 9, 2017 Dick Morris

This canal, in my view, is one of the wonders of Wales and, possibly, one of the wonders of the world. It runs for thirty-two miles through idyllic scenery, and generally well away from motorways and roads and industries, through pure Welsh countryside, from Newport in South Wales, to Brecon in the country of Powys….

April 9, 2017 Dick Morris

Since it was going to be an absolutely fantastic day, I went for a drive through this beautiful part of Wales. I had a cup of coffee in The Red Dragon at Crickhowell, at about 08.30am, this being one of the few places I know that are open this early in the morning. and then  drove through the…

April 8, 2017 Dick Morris

I’m looking for a new car, so I took the bus to Newport and got a taxi to Cardiff Audi at Cardiff Gate business park. Looked at and sat in an Audi A1, and Audi A3 Cabriolet, and an Audi TT Cabriolet. Then I got a taxi from the Toby Carvery into town. The Newport taxi driver caused…