its not too late…

Dear diablog,

I am still in raptures.

On Saturday night we went to listen to Paolo Conte at the London Jazz Festival at Southbank and what a sensational and captivating performance was witnessed. As luck would have it a site to which I subscribed lit up on the 17th July saying he was doing a one nighter and I booked 6 tickets. It was sold out 3 days later!!!

I know, I know, I have banged on about him before (note ER that one clip has been removed for ‘copyright reasons’ by a third party – who?when?how?) but he is sublime. Even better (though different in the clip below) he always but always surrounds himself by musicians at the top of their powers. Incredible.

If you are in London this week (up to and including the 24th) you must go to the Southbank (nearest tube Waterloo) to see


 the Royal Festival Hall in all its glory complete with miles of Christmas market and food from all over – and maybe get tickets…

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jokes of the day…

Dear diablog,

Our ladies, Philippa


first and then Christina



felt you needed something to kick off another winter week with a smile.

Philippa’s, entitled  ‘It makes all the difference if you marry a Yorkshire girl’:

Three friends married women from different parts of the world…

The first man married a Greek girl. He told her that she was to do the dishes and house cleaning. It took a couple of days, but on the third day he came home to see a clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a Thai girl. He gave his wife orders that she was to do …all the cleaning, dishes and the cooking. The first day he didn’t see any results but the next day he saw it was better. By the third day he saw his house was clean, the dishes were done, and there was a huge dinner on the table.

The third man married a girl from Yorkshire. He ordered her to keep the house cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry washed, and hot meals on the table for every meal. The first day he didn’t see anything, the second day he didn’t see anything either but by the third day, some of the swelling had gone down and he could see a little out of his left eye and his arm was healed enough that he could fix himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher. He still has some difficulty when he urinates…

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a picture is worth a million…

Dear diablog,

My exploits in old cars has received little attention of late as all has been very busy.

Part of the reason I can’t divulge – yet – but as a taster, why, the other day, was most of Glynsky’s garage being loaded on a truck?


I am, would you believe, actually contracted to say no more, but I promise you will be the first to know more when I am able.

In the meantime, the Giulia SS has been out again, this time at a shoot for Classic and Sports Car with an eclectic mix of ‘friends’


when they decided to do an article on cars used in ’60’s TV series such as The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk (deceased),


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