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Simon
Croquet Championships
I've just completed my third World Championships, representing England. Contrary to popular imagery, this is a game now dominated by youth; the new Champion is a mere 23 years old.
More Flags
To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, The Queen, I have dug out some favourite flags from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897. I have been collecting antique flags since I was a teenager. These are now rare things, as they were inexpensively...
Happy and Glorious!
For all of our lives, The Queen has been a constant. Her example of public service and quiet dignity has been an example to the nation and beyond. As we celebrate her Platinum Jubilee, let us pause among the bunting and the cup cakes to give thanks for...
Absolutely blooming Florals!
This year I’ll be popping along to the Chelsea Flower Show. It’s one of my favourite events. The hard work and creativity of the exhibitors is always so impressive and makes my tiny plot of suburban chaos suffer a serious inferiority complex. We’ve ‘pruned’...