The Anonymous Widower

A Tailpiece To An Obituary

Yesterday, The Times finished their obituary of Baroness Trumpington, with this sentence.

On another occasion she was invited by a magazine editor to a lunch where Nicholas Soames praised Viginia Bottomley as “one of the chaps”. The editor found this offensive and said that a woman cannot be a chap. Trumpington took the cigarette out of her mouth, put down her gin and simply said “Balls”

As her son said in announcing her death on Twitter – “She had a bloody good innings!”

November 29, 2018 Posted by | World | , | 1 Comment

Big Names Chase £50m Crossrail Office Job At Bond Street

The title of this post is the same as that of this article on Building.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Scheme is one of a dozen planned for central London link of rail route

Three firms are in the race to build a new £50m office block above the Crossrail station at Bond Street.

It just shows how much is being pumped into London to develop office and housing complexes.

November 29, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment