Sussex Saga: a passive protest

Well the news is in and I can only respond with a Passive Protest. The Queen’s statement following the ‘Sandringham Summit’ appears to be offering everything the Sussexes want. Let me re-phrase that, everything Ms Markle wants. Now I cannot fathom which of two reasons would have led the Royal Family (vis The Queen, PrinceContinue reading “Sussex Saga: a passive protest”

Harry and Meghan: polarising a nation

Harry and Meghan hit the headlines again and once more it wasn’t for the ‘right’ reasons. This time they are polarising opinion, and not just in Britain. Back in July I wrote about Meghan and at that time I was sympathetic to her plight. I posed the question “Are her friends doing her a disservice?”.Continue reading “Harry and Meghan: polarising a nation”

A question of Maths or English: why do some time-periods cause confusion?

Early years Children in Primary School have few problems counting in 10s.10, 20, 30 … Or 100s: 100, 200, 300, … Or 1000s: 1000, 2000, 3000, … Yep. They have that skill sewn up as soon as they recognise that there’s a pattern. So why does such a familiar pattern become seemingly incomprehensible when weContinue reading “A question of Maths or English: why do some time-periods cause confusion?”

Wishing everyone a wonderful festive season

Have a happy family time – and for ‘family’ please read as anyone YOU would choose to be family. Thank you to all the dedicated workers who will be spending their festive days with colleagues rather than friends and family.To everyone who may be unwell, in hospital, or wherever you are cared for – IContinue reading “Wishing everyone a wonderful festive season”

Winter Solstice 2019

In 2019 Winter Solstice falls on 22nd December marking, for the Ancient Celts, the journey from this year to the next, from this world to the next. On this longest night of the year the rebirth of the Sun was celebrated and the Norse goddess Frigga spun the fates at her spinning wheel: the celebrationsContinue reading “Winter Solstice 2019”