By Simon Button

With paraphrasing thanks to Dolly Parton, who once told me:

 'I bet you're as cute as button'.

(It was on the phone. She couldn't see me!)

Mutterings, musings, vistas and views from a freelance journalist and blogger


Welcome to my blog.

    The plan: To keep myself busy in these lean times and to hopefully engage and entertain across a range of topics - with a particular focus on my passion for arts and entertainment, amateur photography and diarising the funnier things in life.

    And a word of explanation about the title: I don’t for one conceited moment think Dolly was right to imagine me being cute

but I’ve been told I have an acute wit. I'll take that. 


Keep the noise down, please

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Santa baby, sashay away!

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Dear Diary: Soup for one

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