Category Archives: rants

Threnody for Common Sense

  Politics is a dirty game of lies, exaggeration and skulduggery, obnoxious scaremongering in our name wielded with crass stupidity. Britain’s going back to the nineteenth century in splendid isolationist misnomer. We must pick up the pieces in the aftermath … Continue reading

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Where are the Bees?

Where are the bees? Our apple tree, 12.5.16 We’ll crunch no apples this autumn for the blossom will  not be transformed by the work of our friends the bees.   I haven’t seen a bee this year ─ last Spring the … Continue reading

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  TAXING TIMES No time to sew, there’s much too much to do with snowstorms of papers and files to go through. Where did I put that so and so form? My head’s in a spin but that is the … Continue reading

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And Here is the News

This is the BBC Home Service and here is the news in honeyed tones with suitable expression for the intelligentsia. The news is as usual, people bombing people murder, mayhem, madness and disaster  with politics thrown in for good measure … Continue reading

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