Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cutting public funding will mean cuts in public services

Today in The Times Rosemary Bennett reported how hundreds of Sure Start Centres for Children will close as a result of the cuts in funding to local government.  Mr Cameron has repeatedly said that the Sure Start service is safe … Continue reading

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Offside remarks

You may have heard or read yesterday about Sky’s Sports presenters – Richard keys and Andy Gray who make off camera sexist comments about Sian Massey an assistant referee.  The comments were made before Saturday’s match between Wolves and Liverpool. … Continue reading

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Crow baring Jesus in !

I am a great fan of Radio 4’s News Quiz.  There is something therapeutic about humour which puts life into perspective (although I realise that I have only once, some years ago, been the subject of their joke and I … Continue reading

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Times they are a changing

Today I had a precious conversation with an ex nurse in her 90’s and I often wish that I can capture our conversations  and the memories she shares – well she has written one of her memories down and was … Continue reading

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‘Would you Adam and Eve it!’

I wonder if you have ever contemplated where phrases such as: ‘In the beginning’, ‘Times and seasons’,  ‘Pride goes before a full’ , ‘Brothers keeper’, ‘Fly in the ointment’ or ‘Out of the mouths of babes’ originate from?  You may … Continue reading

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Stars in Our Eyes

There appears to have been a lot of stars around recently.  The high street is full of stars – green and blue light – there are stars on goods in shops to encourage us that they are a bargin and we … Continue reading

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