Space Race Waste

At last. I am now able to say out loud what I’ve been banging on about (in private) for decades. All thanks to Prince William. This Earth of ours has so much more potential to inspire us with its grandeur, awe, beauty, serenity, bounty than space can give us. More than this – space will…

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Still Life; more Erddig travels

My final look at Erddig sights. The displays there were so thoughtfully arranged that they cried out to be photographed. And I’m not one to ignore such pleas. Everything necessary for living was provided by the hard graft of the servants: from the first hot drink in the morning and bringing warm water for washing,…

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – is this really the best we have?

According to articles from reputable publications cognitive behaviour therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for: alcohol and drug use dependency, anger problems, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, depression, eating disorders, hoarding, marital problems.Also: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, perinatal mental health problems, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis.As well as: schizoaffective disorder,…

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Researching autism

Are we witnessing insurrection against the final taboo? Or are we becoming fallout from the friendly fire of duplicity? This month, September 2021, two major research initiatives into autism have hit the news. Hailed as breakthroughs in the bid to further knowledge and understanding of autism they have been less well-received in some quarters. Namely,…

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Love in all its aspects

I confess, for someone who loves language I am woefully ignorant of anything beyond English. It is not for want of trying, and most definitely is not through arrogance. Since moving to Snowdonia I am picking up Welsh, North Walian to be precise.In ‘Jane Eyre’ Edward Rochester termed what Jane spoke as ‘schoolgirl French’, and…

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Everyone needs contrast

Posters that grab our attention rely on words and images, colour blocks and white space to maintain interest. An inviting space uses different textures or line, and warm or cool hues. Memorable holiday and leisure activities are packed (pun intended) with experiences in sharp contrast to our everyday life. Apparently the human mind needs contrast…

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