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
Author Archives: Ian
Shingling on . . .
Today is a Bank Holiday, part of the Coronation celebrations. Where we live it is pouring with rain and has been since the early hours. It is quite nostalgic, bank holidays used to be like this when I was growing … Continue reading
Shingles – but not on the roof . . .
The aches and pains – severe – suffered by my OH since Saturday turned out to be Shingles. We tried telephoning our Health Centre three times on Monday morning but after an apparent reply the phone seemed to cut off, … Continue reading
Reminiscence . . .
I found this picture via Google Images. Where we lived when I was a child the LNER line from Liverpool Street to Chingford went past the front of our house. My Father commuted to and from London daily, and sometimes … Continue reading
St. George’s Day . . .
OH still suffering from bad gastric pains and discomfort all day. She will have to contact the health centre tomorrow to see what needs to be done. Here, we had the Tesco delivery that was cancelled by Tesco last Thursday. … Continue reading
Spring Booster, and after . . .
Yesterday we went down to the town to get our Covid Spring Boosters. The injection takes a fraction of a second, but the getting there and the walking about is what takes the time and for us Oldies, wears you … Continue reading
Wedding Anniversary . . . and other things . . .
On this day, 20th April in 1957 we were married at All Saints, Patcham, in Sussex. The after effects of the Suez crisis were still with us and I only got from RAF Pembrey to Sussex because my father gave … Continue reading
Idle thoughts 2 . . .
I read the Guardian as a paying subscriber. But it has to be said, by me anyway, that there s so little in it of any real value that it is doubtful whether I and others are getting value for … Continue reading
Idle thoughts . . .
With apologies to Jerome K. Jerome for pinching his title . . . I think we still buy things like groceries as if it was war time. “Better get some now as you don’t know if it will be there … Continue reading
Who really runs our country . . . ?
From the Good Law Project As part of our work to tackle dark money in politics, Good Law Project has been undertaking a series of investigations looking into who is donating to whom in UK politics. Good Law Project wants … Continue reading
Barney and Clyde
An American cartoon with a very apposite comment on the way our UK Government has been for several years now. They criticise everyone and everything other than themselves without apparently having one decent plan for the country anywhere in their … Continue reading