The power of subtle protest

It's pretty fair to say that Donald Trump's visit to the UK has dominated the news over the past few days - from him holding hands with Theresa May again <<shudder>> to walking in front of our dear old Queen, and kiss arsing with Piers Morgan, there was more than enough hairy tangerine fodder for … Continue reading The power of subtle protest

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The strangest things can make you feel sad

The other day I was hanging some wet washing up to dry and I had an enormous wave of grief and sadness wash over me, because of a pair of pyjamas. They're leopard print and they have pockets and they were one of my Christmas gifts the last Christmas before my Dad died. I had … Continue reading The strangest things can make you feel sad

A visit to Port de Soller, Majorca

When we started planning our long weekend in Palma, I began researching feasible day trips that would compliment our visit without taking up too much time. It's nice to get out of a city and see some of the surrounding areas if your visit permits (like the time we went to Cannes and Antibes while … Continue reading A visit to Port de Soller, Majorca

Happy 70th birthday to the NHS

70 years of bringing people into the world, looking after people in need, putting people back together again, fixing bones and scrapes, replacing internal organs, saving lives, making lives better, holding hands in times of need, saying nice things, delivering bad news, staring death in the face. We should be forever grateful for our NHS, … Continue reading Happy 70th birthday to the NHS

DAYS OUT: 100 years of the RAF at Cosford Airshow

RAF Cosford hosts a huge airshow at their base in Shropshire every year, but this year's was bigger than ever as it celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the RAF. It fell on the weekend following my Mother in Law's birthday and, as she loves flying and planes (she always says she wishes she'd have … Continue reading DAYS OUT: 100 years of the RAF at Cosford Airshow

Friday Feeling [33] – Come on Russia!

I'm not into football at all but this is a World Cup related post. Don't worry though, it's not about the actual tournament, and it's certainly not in support of Russia. Well, not in the traditional sense anyway... All this media and public excitement about the players, the opening ceremony and the matches seems to … Continue reading Friday Feeling [33] – Come on Russia!