School Uniforms!

Oh Dear what are we to do about School Uniforms? The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a requirement by schools to wear School Uniforms does not violate The European Convention on Human Rights Act. So educational institutions can continue to insist on Regulatory School Uniforms. Or so I thought! The Court indicated also,…

Spotted Richard!!

When out to lunch the other day I was served a delicious pudding called Spotted Richard! After the first couple of mouthfuls I mentioned to my hosts that it is exactly as I remembered Spotted Dick! “No No! You must not call it that now.” they said! “Why” I asked? Choking with laughter, I learnt…

The Stress of Exams

This morning I had to go for an annual assessment regarding some voluntarily work I do on a housing panel. Yes it felt like an exam. Oh The Stress of Exams! Those nights sleeping in the bath to avoid detection while cramming everything I had been taught into two nights of reading!! That was uncomfortable…

Plastic

Plastic everywhere we turn! Most people are complaining about Plastic ruining the world. But may I ask what is  everyone of us doing about it? There is little point in showing  photos of the destruction  plastic is having on our wild life.  They are too upsetting. There isn’t one species that has not been badly…

Advice!

Here we go again. With all the recent Advice on our life styles one has to question “Exactly how should we live?”   Lets start with Coffee in pregnancy!  Apparently two cups a day will cause the babe to be obese by the age of eight.  I know of several Mums who could not drink…

Jewel in our Crown!

There is absolutely no doubt, in my mind, that the NHS is the Jewel in our Crown! My experience, and that of many friends, has been that the Paramedics have been fantastic and so good with the patient. The doctors and nurses in the hospitals very attentive in their care. The problem most have experienced…

Ageism

Until yesterday I would not have said Ageism was a problem. But today is a different story. A few weeks ago a dear friend aged 81 fell and broke a leg, crushed her shoulder etc. She was whisked into Salisbury hospital where she was treated brilliantly by Paramedics, Doctors and fully qualified nurses. I have…

“Thank You” letters

Oh how I remember having to sit down after Christmas to write all those “Thank You” letters! It was such a chore. The one to Santa was difficult because I did not know his family or house. So what could I say? Then the Birthday “Thank You” letters came during all the sports of Summer,…

Maggots visit my Green Bin

During this Summer , which has been so busy, I had an unpleasant visit from maggots in my Green Waste Bin. This bin is for Kitchen and Garden waste. My local Authority has a Website on which it says “You can recycle most kitchen waste, including: meat, fish, fruit,  vegetables, cheese, eggs, bread, pastries, uneaten food from plates,tea…

What is an Expert?

Until four years ago I  never had to look after the garden! So when we downsized dramatically, Hubby and I agreed that perhaps the easiest thing to do was turn this tiny patch over to nothing but roses! Confident that I am NO Expert our mission was to seek advice! We had rose beds full…