I have been more than a little moved over the past 24 – 48 hours by the plight of Pen Farthing and the Nowzad animal rescue team in Afghanistan. They … Continue reading Escaping Afghanistan with 200 dogs and cats
It’s that time of year again when the kids have to learn a poem at school for Burns Night which is the annual celebration of Robert Burns. The first year … Continue reading Scots Wha Hae
Daniel has been asking me questions about the world wars. We’ve been reading the Chronicles of Narnia and the children in the story were evacuated to the country from London … Continue reading My kids’ views on war
Last week I asked my father about my grandfather’s wartime experience since it was Remembrance Day and I had been thinking about it. He sent me an interview which my … Continue reading Memories of World War II: an interview with my grandfather
There was an article in the Daily Mail last week predicting a global warming apocalypse. Here’s the headline: Apocalypse Now: Unstoppable man-made climate change will become reality by the end … Continue reading Climate departure and Daily Mail hyperbole
Be prepared! that’s the boy scout’s marching song, Be prepared! as through life you march along. Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well, Don’t write naughty words on walls … Continue reading Be prepared!