Author Archives: alangrenville

About alangrenville

I live in southern Britain near the fabulous New Forest. While studying for a BSc in International Studies I have developed a strong belief in 'NIBAW' or 'nothing is black and white'. Hence my favourite saying "Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought" (John F Kennedy).

Omar’s Diary 1st April 2017

Today is the 1st April 2017 and I am being very careful not to be fooled by any little tricks Man Servant may try on me today. This morning he has already told me that there are no more Dreamies … Continue reading

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Is this what British politics have become?

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. This expression that lies at the very core of any democratic system has been mistakenly attributed to Voltaire. I say “mistakenly” as … Continue reading

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An Each Way Double for Thursday evening

I had a quick canter through the race card for Chelmsford for Thursday 23rd March 2017 and there are two handicaps with horses running that could be an interesting win or each way double. In the 1820 (British time) there … Continue reading

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Funeral Buddies

My Dad was nearly 93 when he died recently. It was not unexpected given the combination that he was very old and was suffering from a brain tumour as well. Following his diagnosis with a brain tumour I had some … Continue reading

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Martin Gale’s Racing selections for Saturday 3rd February 2017

As the weather looks inclement for tomorrow the opening day of the Six Nations Rugby Championship Martin Gale is concentrating his selections on the all weather racing taking place at Lingfield Park. No hanging around here, no in depth analysis, … Continue reading

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Omar’s Diary for Friday 3rd February 2017

On Sunday, Trainer Servant  made a house visit and stayed for dinner. That I did not mind as he is very kind to felines like myself although I have not given him the privilege of picking me up yet. That … Continue reading

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Omar’ Diary for 29th December 2016

Pointed toilet paper, weight based insults and a model Man Servant was awake and up early this morning. He even managed a short walk to the local shops which most sadly did not yield any Dreamies for me which although … Continue reading

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