Look out for friends …

and allow friends to look out for you. Sometimes we feel so vulnerable, or so out-of-kilter with what is happening that we shut others out. This is understandable, and part of being human. But at times like these, when nothing is predictable and nothing is what we have previously experienced, we may need to reach…

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Miss Bette Davis

Some Friday Fun – courtesy of my ‘Friday Favourite’ Actually Miss Bette Davis is a perennial favourite of mine. I have no idea when it all began, nor do I understand why. I know I watched old black and white movies with my parents and I recall going to the cinema to see ‘Dead Ringer’…

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Just because all you hear is mindless chirping, ignore the cattle at your peril

Politicians should learn to listen to the people. “Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants…

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Sage or Sad Elitist? Self-help guru.

You may know the expression “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s the kind of saying that would regularly trip off the tongues of grandmas.What you may not know is that it was coined by a nineteenth century Scottish government reformer, Samuel Smiles. He attacked materialism, concluding that changing attitudes would have…

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