Thinking about men and women

March 23, 2021 First anniversary of the lockdown The creation, ‘Marilyn Monroe,’ ponders her life as she is starting to gain recognition in her early days as an actress in 1950s Hollywood. So many rooms in so many buildings in so many locations. She cannot recall them all. She only knows that men are inContinue reading Thinking about men and women

The Tragedy of Factory Farming

March 10, 2021 Animals are not simply a food source for us humans Factory farming exists because we believe animals exist only for our use.  There is some recognition that farm and other animals are ‘sentient beings’ but this is not enough.  Animals are our fellow creatures. We must recognise a sense of equality.  Continue reading “The Tragedy of Factory Farming”

Vichy – a warning?

The more I read of what happened in occupied France during the Vichy years of the Second World War and the aftermath, the more I see parallels with our current situation both in the post-Brexit UK, and in the USA as it grapples now with a post-Trump future. ‘France for the French’ ‘Make America greatContinue reading “Vichy – a warning?”

Kir not Keir

Something you may not know… An interesting factlet: A delicious French aperitif known as Kir, white wine (bourgogne aligoté for the purists) with a dash of crème de Cassis (blackcurrant syrup), is named after le chanoine Kir (Canon Kir) who served this drink at official ceremonies in Dijon where he was deputy Mayor. Canon KirContinue reading “Kir not Keir”


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