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Edward Cahill - The Pocket Paderewski - First Draft of my biography of the artist is now complete

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   Edward Cahill at 24

Edward Cahill in performance at Montreux 1935


I have not been idle and simply driving classic cars around the summer countryside and living a generally hedonistic and sybaritic lifestyle. I do work but not all day!

There are many postings on this blog over a number of years concerning the progress of the biography of Edward Cahill. For the few people who may be interested in my progress in putting together the vast jigsaw that is the life of my great-uncle the Australian concert pianist, I chilled the first bottle of champagne in preparation to celebrate the completion of the final Chapter 20. 

This has now been drunk to celebrate my completion of the first draft of this monumental task which has taken me almost 6 years labour so far. I have now dealt with his retirement to Monte-Carlo in 1961 and the early 1970s just before he was cruelly cut down by a stroke, condemned to repeat endlessly and fatalistically (for those of a…

Summer Picnic - June 9th 2014

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For some reason I have been rather involved with my classic cars and driving recently. Must be the glorious weather. 
I have always been a passionate picnic person and when I was living in Marylebone in London (for 30 years up till 2004) I spent hundreds of weekends visiting National Trust country houses and having picnics both in summer and winter (but with different food and wine of course).
The countryside in Poland is not so regulated and privately divided as in the UK and picnics are still an absolute delight here with little fear of trespass. 
Sunday was gloriously sunny and 32C so out I went in the MG TC.
Rather than repeat myself here read about the excursion on this link
http://www.casualcars.blogspot.com/2014/06/summer-picnic-june-9th-2014.html