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Taylor Violins

Fine Hand-Crafted Instruments

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This is one of the few Vs that I’ve built but I’m really pleased that I had the chance to do it. The composite through neck design, 5A quality mahogany, maple and ebony gives an extremely rigid structure especially when combined with a maple bound 24 fret ebony fingerboard. The neck profile is asymmetric...

Self-realisation

I’ve just realised something, once your kids are grown and capable of making their own decisions the responsibility is no longer yours, or in this case, mine. Why didn’t I think of this before? Here I’ve been feeling quite down about them all growing up and leaving home but there is another side to...

My obsession with Maine Coon’s

I bought my first Maine Coon in April 1987, Koonluv Theodora Roosevelt a tortie & white. A bit if a ragbag both in looks and temperament but in retrospect one of the best breeding girls I have ever had. She managed this house with a rod of iron for twelve years. She is greatly...

Scarfman

bloody hell… now that is snow. here is the view from the office this morning… it’s not actually that blue. I think that’s either the early morning light – 8am, or my phone camera is jiggered. hope you had a nice chrimbo and a happy new year. I am currently engaged on a new...

Inn mates

well… the cat is out of the bag, I have been bursting to say something, but I am very happy to say I have been commissioned to make a pilot for the script – currently called The Inn Mates, which I developed as part of the College of Comedy. I’ll let you know more...

Introducing Barbara Camelford

Barbara Camelford, my Homeopath, is fully insured and practises in accordance with a strict Code of Ethics & Practice. Barbara trained in homeopathy at the British School of Homeopathy in Birmingham. Her work in homeopathy is her passion, she sees it as the most effective of many therapies and spends much time trying to...

The new cold war

Friday the 8th of August 2016, never before has the gulf in human capability being so starkly contrasted. The fireworks arched across the Rio sky expressing the optimism, co-operation and friendship of hundreds of nations coming together as a planet to contend in the pinnacle of human altruism – The Olympic Games. On the...

Rehabilitating the Republican Party

The damage done to America’s international reputation in the past eight years under President Bush has also damaged the image of the Republican Party. The pre-existing portrayal of Republicans and US conservatives generally as ‘God, Gun and Death loving heartless bastards’ has been further damaged by the Party championing of a President ridiculed internationally...

Islam and Human Rights

Human rights are based on the fundamental principle which believes all human beings, irrespective of their differences, share the same rights, which should be protected by the state and its legal system. However, most governments in Islamic states enjoy legitimacy, despite the fact they do not protect human rights, whichever way they are characterized....

The challenge of Sisyphus and Africa; What to do with Zimbabwe?

The current of malaise in Africa is ever flowing. It is by a legion the most economically under developed continent and the most prone to violent political conflict. It is becoming impossible to contemplate Africa without it evoking of images of decay and war. Political and media attitudes towards the region are consumed with unequivocal...