Category Archives: politics

Home Thoughts, For Those Of Brexit Bent – After Robert Browning #poem #poetry

Life in the UK for those of us who are convinced Brexit is up there with cheesecloth shirts and thousand island dressing as the worst things to come out of these shores, are trying to remain sanguine, since that’s about the … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful (really)

Ok so there has been a fair bit of gloom about the year just gone but what better way to put it to bed than a bit of poetry  It wouldn’t be much of a stretch To say 2016’s been … Continue reading

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Something a little bit different.

Generally I keep away from the great triple trip-ups on this blog: namely politics, religion and whether skinny jeans are fashion items or something to hold your varicose veins in place. But one thing has been bugging me recently and … Continue reading

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Bodies, everywhere?

Are you gloomy about Britain? Are you gloomy about this planet of ours? We approach our referendum on our place in Europe and one of the hot potatoes, if not the hottest potato, is immigration. From Europe but also the … Continue reading

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A miss is as good as gold…

… or something like that. So Ronovan’s Haiku challenge, number #35. This week’s words to incorporate are: MISS PAST I had a French teacher at my grammar school, Miss Post – Peggy when we were being polite and a spoonerism … Continue reading

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Dulwich street art – part 3

There has been a delay to part three of the tour for which I apologise but here, for those who have patiently followed this far is the concluding part. Parts one and two can be found here and here.  We … Continue reading

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If you wondered about the British policy towards the Middle east, read on…

Middle East explained. I try to avoid the glib and simplistic when it comes to politics, but a friend, Les Mitchell-Hynd posted this on facebook and I thought it worth giving it a wider audience. There. All explained. Having looked on line for … Continue reading

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