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“It’s far better that we have someone in 10 Downing Street propped up by anti-abortionist, homophobic, creationist, climate change deniers backed by the UDA. We really dodged a bullet there.”

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, England.

Mermaid Street lies in the heart of a Conservation Area with delightful Georgian and half-timbered houses, cobbled streets, pretty harbour and quirky shops. It is storybook lovely, with cobbles running steeply downhill and historic houses either side.

It is home to the famous Mermaid Inn, which is one of England’s oldest and is stuffed with four posters and secret passageways.Turn the corner and there is Lamb House, home of E F Benson when he was writing his novels, and earlier by Henry James, who wrote three masterpieces there, The Wings of a Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. It is now in the hands of the National Trust.

Photo by Sam Moore.

Source: Telegraph.

The 2nd Imaginary Symphony, Episode 1

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Augustus: This is August Plumb; you are listening to the Perpetual Broadcasting Corporation.  Of course, it is holiday time, and across Paris, we begin celebrating the month-long lead up to our Platypus Eve, a distinctly Parisian holiday now celebrated across the globe, observing the hatching of the Great Recitating Platypus of the North, the platypus, of course, believed by generations of French schoolchildren, to visit them when illness strikes, recite poetry while they sleep, thereby restoring them to health by the time they wake.

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