Despite the annual administering of influenza vaccine to members of vulnerable groups, the disease is estimated to have killed over 26,000 individuals in the UK in the winter of 2016/7. A figure that puts the numbers to date for Covid 19 worldwide into prespective. Continue reading Monday Musings – Is the Fear of Disease Worse than the Disease?
I know that our gardens are full of alien species: trees, shrubs and flowering plants. Nor is fauna exempt: think grey squirrels, mink and coypu. Continue reading Monday Musings – An Irish “Overstory”
Women seem to be losing the race to be chosen to oppose the most mysogenistic, narcissistic man ever to hold office since the fall of the Roman Empire. Continue reading If not now, When?
The UK’s 68 million is but a tiny proportion of the total number of individuals, many doing the same as those former refugees from UK famines and epidemics, seeking a better life elsewhere. Continue reading Monday Musings – the Inevitability of Migration
Let’s try to find common ground with those who view the world through a different lens than we do. In the long run, it will be worth our effort. Continue reading Discord & Dissension — Part III — Where Do We Go From Here?
The Flipflopi will also be putting in an appearance at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi in March, where it will form a centre exhibit for the conference. Continue reading Sailing to Deliver an Important Message
That headline is an often used Irish colloquialism that means, roughly translated, “because today is an important anniversary”. And what anniversary could be more important as we face the growing threat of rising Fascism across Europe once again. Apparently the … Continue reading For The Day That’s In It
Now all we need is a way of capturing cow’s burps. Continue reading We Need More of These!
At 77 digging is noticeably hard work these days so I’m going to embrace change, leave my spade in the shed, and have a go at “no-dig” gardening. My parents would probably turn in their graves at the thought! Continue reading For Goodness Sake Stop Digging! #WATWB
I wish I knew how to undo the damage done by those in the media who have spent 40 years denigrating the EU and those very English values it stands for. Continue reading A Gulf in Perceptions