Tag Archives: River Thames

Pension PlayPen at Henley

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Beautiful women, beautiful boats and beautiful days on the river!

Ye distant spires, ye antique towers, That crown the watery glade, Where grateful Science still adores Her Henry’s holy shade; And ye, that from the stately brow Of Windsor’s heights th’ expanse below Of grove, of lawn, of mead survey, … Continue reading

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Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain

The River Thames is hammering past my patio delivering the rain that’s fallen in mid England back to the ocean, it curls under Windsor bridge and pounds down to Romney Weir past Minivet and on to Eton College. Years ago … Continue reading

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Do not be terrorised by anti-terrorism.

I feel like a stranger in my own City. This is not my London that I live in, it is a town that has been handed over to the security forces. We are a town under threat of a “known … 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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From Eton to Canary Wharf

This morning I travel from Eton to Canary Wharf, following the River Thames as it flows from Windsor Castle to the Isle of Dogs. My journey takes me by car up Eton High Street, past the college, past the Thames … Continue reading

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Trenton Oldfield – send the plonker home!

Trenton Oldfield is the fellow who swam in front of the Oxford and Cambridge crews in yesterday’s 158th boat race. Video here. He is Mr Chippy, an Australian intellectual so carried away by his peculiar world view that he put his … Continue reading

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Lady Lucy goes to Henley

Lady Lucy will be sailing on Thursday (First Actuarial Day), Friday (Mallowstreet Day) and Sunday (by invitation). If you’d like to come, contact me on 07785 377768, we might just have a space!
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