POLITE etiquette often requires politics to remain undiscussed at the dining table.
Spare a thought then, for would-be social climbers at Hag House Farm, near Pity Me.
It was revealed at a County Hall meeting recently that not only does the small housing estate number among its population Councillor Nigel Martin, leader of Durham County Council’s Liberal Democrats, but also Gerry Steinberg, former Labour MP for Durham City.
Perhaps sex or religion would make safer conversation topics.
SPECTATOR was intrigued to hear of the grand opening of Durham’s first ‘first class’ cabaret club, Eazy Street, on North Road earlier this week.
The Loft, as was – as reported elsewhere – has a colourful past. What the more morally minded residents of Durham will think of the latest wheeze will be of great interest.
Is lap dancing beyond the pale but men wearing fake breasts, diva dresses and huge feathers for our entertainment entirely acceptable?
ONE OF Spectator’s colleagues had the pleasure of accompanying two Northumbria in Bloom judges as they toured Durham’s Botanic Garden earlier this week.
During the visit, a gardener pointed out a small sculpture gifted to the Garden by Japanese friends.
It had been promised, apparently, to the university vice-chancellor during a Far East excursion but, being too bulky for hand luggage, had been delivered by courier on an industrial shipment.
“If we’d known the chap had come all the way from Japan, we’d have offered him a cup of tea,” he reflected.