Tag Archives: Eton

The speech we should have heard in May

  What struck me , listening to Theresa May’s speech to the diplomats last night, was how we could have done with this clarity before the vote. Six months is a decent period for “post-event rationalisation” and John Godfrey and … Continue reading

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Henley Royal Regatta – Warren Muggleton’s take

As some readers will know, the Pension PlayPen was on the river last week, including a day with the Muggletons! Warren (pictured in the blue blazer), is a budding sports journalist so I’m pleased to feature this account of his Henley. … Continue reading

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Back to business

  It will be interesting, when the Pensions Regulator comes to publish its statistics, to see whether the past few days will represent a downward spike in engagement over auto-enrolment. Certainly our stats at Pension PlayPen suggest that less decisions … Continue reading

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Money is no object? So long as you’re Etonian!

The water laps at the patio of our Eton waterfront house. Our next door neighbour has requested help as he is old and the water is at his door. We are the lucky ones, 40o yards down stream, past Romney … Continue reading

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Honey Honey you’ve got me – living on the floodplain!

This is my lock-keeper; they are the people who run the river. They do not live in ergonomically towers in Bristol, they are dedicated people who always go the extra mile for people who live, work and play on the … Continue reading

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Come Racing at Windsor!

All summer long we’ve been waiting for some sun, and whew- it’s come! London‘s best kept secret is Windsor races on a Monday night. Whatever racecourse let you arrive by boat? Where else do the stallhandlers bunk off from their … Continue reading

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All the Queen’s Men (overtime at Romney Weir)

What do you do when you come back from Church on a wet April Sunday morning? If you live opposite Romney Weir in Eton, you can enjoy watching eight engineers monitoring how the largest archmides screw in Europe is coping with the extra flows … Continue reading

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Moroccan Dining Experience in Eton High Street

Pleeeeeease! I like Moroccan food, I like Eton High Street but when it comes to “dining experiences” I’d prefer mine authentic. Whatever marketing guru decided to close the New College public house and re-open it as the kind of nonsense that’s embedded … Continue reading

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