Data From Dorset

images[10]Peace Reigns in Thomas Hardy Country

From Alan Tristram in Toller Porcorum

We’ve settled in for a month in a hamlet so tiny you’d never find it without a good map or a GPS system.

It’s peaceful, and so is the rest of Britain, thanks to the historic vote in the Housed of Commons last week which ruled out an attack on Syria.

Perhaps we’ve got Tony Blair to thank for this because — after the dishonest promulgation of war in Iraq — no-one seems to trust the politicians much when they cry, ‘Let loose the dogs of war!’

Anyway, I’ll continue to write from here. But back in NZ, associate editor Roger Childs has agreed to keep things going. If you want to contribute, write to him as