Category Archives: In the News

June did not rid the world of May…

So the month shifted from May to June, but the surprise General Election did not clear the political slate, nor did it provide the Prime Minister with the strong mandate she desired to pull the UK through the Brexit process….May … Continue reading

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August…the great debate; what to wear on the beach?

When it comes to clothing what does “modest” mean?

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Where are we now?

A historic month to put it mildly!

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“School was like chilblains, something to be endured”

Although the reference to chilblains might not be understood by small children in 2016 the notion that school is “something to be endured” may well click with even the youngest pupils starting their journey through education. The current situation with … Continue reading

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Stormy weather and the spell of the sea….time to read and listen to the waves.

Stuck indoors due to stormy rains and blowing gales, today I’ve sat and progressed through one of several books started some time ago and which have accompanied me over long journeys, to be opened, read, marked and left for another … Continue reading

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Summer holidays cut short….tourists face extremism and another country facing uncertainty

The “news” appears to offer only the terrifying or the ridiculous; as an avid follower of current affairs all my life I question what the term “news” actually means. Last Friday, 26th June, brought three separate bloody attacks on people, … Continue reading

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In our time…

  In our time the destiny of man presents its meaning in political terms Thomas Mann (6-6-1875 to 12-8-1955)   May 2015: a General Election which revealed to many the unfairness of the British electoral system and the realities of … Continue reading

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Watching the suffering of children….

I recall being set an essay for our weekend homework in the 4th year of senior school: ‘The crying child’.  My mind is a blank right now as to what I scribbled, although somebody wrote about the founding of the … Continue reading

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Another month….another year….missing Lillibulero

Another month….another year.  All the cliches about time flying found a place to gel this evening; a prematurely early start this morning meant the inevitable sleepy evening. Husband got stuck into ‘Wallander’ whilst I switched myself off….being the Swedish version … Continue reading

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Hearing is believing….

A few days ago a news story received massive airing in between world events and trivia; it revealed the emotional moments minutes after a woman who had been deaf since birth finally heard sound for the first time. Her tears … Continue reading

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