George Walden was a Conservative MP for 14 years until 1997. But, as the title suggests, for most of that time he was an 'Anti-Politician' with a tendency to...... more
George Walden was a Conservative MP for 14 years until 1997. But, as the title suggests, for most of that time he was an 'Anti-Politician' with a tendency to speak his mind--including telling the Government and his constituents to "bugger off" if provoked. Lucky George is an amusing autobiography and charts our hero's life from a council estate in Dagenham, to mixing with royalty on the Royal Yacht Britannia. The first part of this book concentrates on Communism and Walden's pursuit of women. He spent a year in Russia, where he had his first real affair, then returned to London where he worked as an expert in Communism and had a number of amorous encounters, one of which had cause to make him visit an STD Clinic. Later Walden was posted to Peking and his account captures the horror and hysteria of the Cultural Revolution. After a spell as David Owen's Private Secretary, then Peter Carrington's, when they were successively Foreign Secretary, he looked set for a glittering career as an ambassador but he decided to turn his back on diplomacy and became a Conservative MP. After a brief spell as Minister for Higher Education, he returned to the backbenches where he spent his time drinking, castigating minor royals and not toeing the party line. Walden is witty and acerbic in his assessment of politicians and public figures past and present and he manages to paint an alternative view of politics and diplomacy which makes for a very enjoyable read. --Carina Trimingham
George Strait gets away with murder--with "Murder on Music Row", even. Strait long ago adapted the radio-friendly drum sound, for example, that he and Alan...... more
George Strait gets away with murder--with "Murder on Music Row", even. Strait long ago adapted the radio-friendly drum sound, for example, that he and Alan Jackson so rightfully dismiss on their notorious duet. And while he hasn't given up entirely on fiddle and steel, they take a back seat to the stereotypically "pretty" pop guitar licks of a seamlessly constructed single like "If You Can Do Anything Else". But Strait gets away with another kind of murder, too--the kind it's easy to commit when you know your devoted audience will buy literally anything you do. He's been cranking out these 10-song, four-hit-single CDs for so long they're utterly interchangeable, and they all sell in the gazillions. That's not to say he doesn't also do it right sometimes, as on "Home Improvement". But he'd be a lot more likeable if he deigned to break a sweat, or just try something a little different, now and again. --John Morthland
Baby Annabell Brother Baby George has joined the family! Carry on celebrating the Royal Baby Birth with your very own 46cm function doll. Baby Annabell Brother...... more
Baby Annabell Brother Baby George has joined the family! Carry on celebrating the Royal Baby Birth with your very own 46cm function doll. Baby Annabell Brother Baby George is just like a real baby, with realistic baby sounds and movements. He babbles, gurgles and sucks on his dummy. When drinking from his bottle he makes sounds and his mouth really moves. Lay Baby Annabell Brother Baby George down and gently touch his forehead, he will yawn and fall asleep. Most of the time Baby Annabell Brother Baby George is happy but if he is woken by a noise he cries real tears. Sometimes after drinking Baby Annabell Brother Baby George will burp but sometimes he cries because of the tummy ache. If you then pad him on his back he will burp. If you lay Baby Annabell Brother Baby George down he will feel sleepy and yawn, you can sing him a song to help him fall asleep. Includes bottle and dummy. Age from 3 year+. Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included).
Advantages: Good value Groupon deal. Friendly service. Generous portions. Great food. Disadvantages: Loud and irritating local near bar. Open fire was very smoky and smelly.
...of Eartham so we used to drive past The George on an almost daily basis?.and often stopped for a drink and a bite to eat, especially if the weather was warm as the garden there is lovely.
It must be getting on for 10 plus years since I last visited The George, but on spotting a great deal from Groupon on one of my daily emails I had no hesitation at all in snapping one up. I?d noticed that on Trip...
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Review of The George, Eartham
Advantages: Cheap and effective Disadvantages: Handle with care
...George Foreman making his millions in outside cooking apparel makes me chuckle. It?s as if one of those crazy schemes all heavyweight boxers are offered by seedy hangers on back in the day to relieve them off their cash has actually come off. The big man has made millions from this stuff and more famous for foldable grills than his boxing career to most. The 1968 Olympic Champion and twice World...
Advantages: Decent prices, great variety of styles, convenient location, website and click and collect service Disadvantages: Mass produced items
...compared to my local Sainsburys. So if I spend more time shopping for food items in this store, chances are I will always have a look if not buy their items in the George section.
What do I like about the George?
Firstly, I love the size of it. My Asda is quite a big one, Im not sure if its classified as a Superstore, but seems Super big to me! On the ground floor is where all...