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The Murgatroyd Diary and Resources

Deep Thoughts from The North and More Serious Materials

December 2016

Alan Bennet, The Queen, Donald Trump, Benjamin Britten, Queen Victoria and others....

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June

This month we will be in France and back in Canada. Watch this space for news, thoughts, and images from Toulouse.

May

  May 1st 1st of May is traditionally a day to celebrate work and labour. I am not sure that this is the same as, in Britain, celebrating Labour. Yet today I am working. I am at Douglas College in... Continue Reading →

April

April 1st Ever since the BBC and Cliff Mitchelmore ran a piece on Panorama in 1957 about the poor spaghetti harvest in Switzerland and its impact on the eating habits of the locals (brilliantly funny), I have looked forward to... Continue Reading →

March

March 1st [St. David's Day] Today is L's 69th birthday. I will be 67 later this year. We don't do much to celebrate these events, other than to acknowledge "we are still here!". In fact, apart from the more frequent... Continue Reading →

Other Writing….

This is where you will find my fun writing as well as my more serious (as in paid for) work..

January 2017

New Years Resolutions, Universities and Freedom, Vladimir Trumpkin, The Queen, music, films and pleasure...

February 2017

Valentines, the Little Club and other wonders

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