Category Archives: In the News

When Nutella Riots spread across France…

Are the French really so desperate for cheap food? From my first recollections of food and cooking, I was aware that the food we had at home wasn’t like that of my school friends; we were a bit different; I … Continue reading

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Advent calendars at the ready…will this be the last December of scattering glitter?

One of the news items which caught my eye this month was the headline explaining how a chain of child-care nurseries has banned the use of glitter for the children’s art and craft activities.  The reasoning behind this action is … Continue reading

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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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