THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
- Diana Nicholson on Colonoscopy . . . Part the Third
Monthly Archives: January 2022
Decadenona is no more . . .
A bout ten years ago I thought to have a domain name that reflected something about its owner. I did not learn Latin at school, but Google Translate seemed to think that the ninetieth decade, which I was then entering … Continue reading
Rhododendron . . .
This, not very exciting picture, is a crop of a photo I took across the road at the 50 mm focal length setting on my Nikon DX 16 – 50 mm zoom lens. It was a day of gale, downpours … Continue reading
Resurrecting a Laptop . . .
Some years ago (5 or 6 ?) we bought my OH a laptop at Currys. It was and is an HP Pavilion with an Intel I3 processor. After several sessions with it she rather lost interest – she has not … Continue reading
1921 Census . . .
Image of page fro the 1921 Census . . .
Updates . . .
Quite a slew of WordPress updates today. WordPress itself up to v 5.9 which at first sight looks daunting, will I be able to either use it at all, or make use of its new features . . . ? … Continue reading
The State we’re in . . .
We are living in strange times. It is not unheard of to have a newspaper criticising a Prime Minister, but here we have The Guardian writing an editorial piece on the assumption that the Prime Minister is a liar who … Continue reading
The Turn of the Year . . .
Christmas came and went quite painlessly. There were only the two of us.Earlier we had anticipated visits from either of both of our sons and their partners. The Lincolnshire son is immunity compromised so the virus situation precluded any move … Continue reading
Keep your ideas to yourself – a moral tale
A pride of lions was sleeping in the shade of an acacia tree. A lioness awoke, her ears pricked; she sat up and surveyed the area. Coming towards them was a human being wearing a khaki drill shirt and shorts … Continue reading