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: March 2022
Ukraine . . .
In my experience so far, the best way to keep up to date with the situation in the Ukraine is two fold. The first is to install Telegram Messenger on your mobile phone (assuming that you have one) and also … Continue reading
The Poor Side of Life . . .
Charlotte Hughes is back on her old beat outside Ashton-under-Lyne job centre and has written one of her trenchant posts about it. As I came across this I also came across Twitter posts about Suella Braverman getting angry at some … Continue reading
Old News and New News . . .
Self – Isolation The old news is that on this day in March 2020 we heard that people should start to keep themselves to themselves so as to hinder the spread of Covid 19. Thus began what became known as … Continue reading
Back to the Dentist after two years . . .
Today I went down to the Dentist for the first time in two years. The Hygienist dug out the plaque first and then the Dentist examined my teeth, mouth tissues and neck tissues. I apparently passed all the tests satisfactorily. … Continue reading
War . . .
What a rum war this is. When I was a boy we were in the Second World War. We would switch on the wireless to listen to the news on the BBC and would hear that German aircraft had “bombed … Continue reading
I have nothing new or exciting to say about the situation in Ukraine. I am one of those who still think of it as as “The Ukraine” because that is how it was referred to in my youth – a … Continue reading
Linux Mint LMDE . . .
I have been running this laptop on Linux Mint Cinnamon for some considerable time now – that is considerable in modern computer language terms – and find it to be very good and in many ways better than Windows. An … Continue reading
I append below a longish piece which is a thread by Carol Cadwalladr on Twitter. It was not given the thread treatment there so I have copied and pasted the individual entries and made them into a connected whole. I … Continue reading
“Write to your MP”, they say . . .
I have obeyed the oft repeated injunction to write to your MP. I have written (more accurately, emailed) to this man several times, usually with only an “I am am a very busy man” email as a reply. He keeps … Continue reading
Me ? I ain’t got nuthin’
Perhaps for the first time ever in his life, Boris Johnson has met his match. No one has spoken to him like this before. He badly wanted to be the Prime Minister and bathe in the approval and applause of … Continue reading