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: February 2023
Local Pics . . .
We have some good local snappers or perhaps I should say, photographers, who post their stuff on Facebook for everyone’s benefit.
Gas Safe . . .
Our plumber is a registered with “Gas Safe” which means he is safe when doing things with gas appliances. One sometimes wonders whether this involves more than paying a fee to get a sticker on your van and little else. … Continue reading
What Mrs. Sturgeon said . . .
Verbatim . . . Nicola Sturgeon: To the people of Scotland, thank you from the bottom of my heartby Nicola Sturgeon Posted on 15 February, 2023 “Being First Minister of Scotland is in my – admittedly biased – opinion the … Continue reading
Settling in . . .
Instagram captions . . . “Following a series of devastating earthquakes in the region, The King has met members of the Syrian and Turkish diaspora communities in London to show his support to those affected during this difficult time. Over … Continue reading
Shopping Day . . .
We chose a rather mucky day to go out. The sort of day where in the end you give up using the rear screen wiper and rely on the exterior mirrors. Never mind though, the drive up the A75 along … Continue reading
“True to Both My Selves” . . .
“Anyone who has done a bit of family history research which has taken them into the censuses of the 19th and 20th Centuries will be aware of just how many German citizens there were in Britain in those years. So … Continue reading
Intimations of Mortality . . .
Because I could not stop for Death, By Emily Dickinson. Because I could not stop for Death –He kindly stopped for me –The Carriage held but just Ourselves –And Immortality. We slowly drove – He knew no hasteAnd I had … Continue reading
Getting old . . .
The older I get, the earlier it gets late.Women rarely admit their age; men rarely act it.I’m so old that my first car was a covered wagon.How come everyone my age seems older than me?I’m at the age where I … Continue reading
War in Val d’Orcia . . .
I have just finished reading “War in Val d’Orcia by Iris Origo. The book was first published in 1947 so I am only 76 years behind the times. In 1947 I was either in the last two terms of the … Continue reading