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”

Large classes. Whatever next?

Big News Story this week. 63 pupils in one class. Shock, horror! That’s 63 pupils aged 11 -12 years. That’s 63 pupils each with their own laptop, smart tablet, and an uninterrupted sight of their class teacher. Rephrase that – their two class teachers and two class teaching assistants. Received wisdom dictates that the perfectContinue reading “Large classes. Whatever next?”

Conwy Castle, but not as you know it. More surreal images.

A visit to Conwy Castle afforded a great opportunity to capture photographic images that I thought I could blend to create a surreal montage. Sometimes when I have this kind of project in mind I will start from a broad outline of intent; other times it’s a complete free flow of ideas. On this occasionContinue reading “Conwy Castle, but not as you know it. More surreal images.”

Uluru: to climb or not to climb? Should this ever have been an option?

Uluru – a monumental sandstone monolith – is the most majestic and magical natural wonder on the planet. I was fortunate to visit this iconic site in 2003 travelling through Australia’s Red Centre from Alice Springs. The weather was hot, the air dry and dusty. Finding some shade was the only comfortable option. But IContinue reading “Uluru: to climb or not to climb? Should this ever have been an option?”