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
Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK where same sex marriage is forbidden. It is the only part of the UK where politics is defined by religious extremism. Continue reading Britain and Borders – A Bloody Legacy
Do you agree . . . that sugar should be added to the list of Class B drugs? Continue reading Freakin’ Freakshakes
the narrative arts – theatre, film and literature – are the windows through which the rest of us are enabled to experience the lives of others. If those lives are miss-represented then it creates the cultural attitudes that drive some men to behave inappropriately toward women Continue reading Saturday Sound Off – #METO and the difficulty of creating believable characters.
A blogger I follow just shared this. I’m including it in this month’s #WATWB selection because it captures the spirit of that meme and gives the lie to reports that migrants and asylum seekers are a problem in Europe. Europeans have always migrated (think of the majority populations of North America, Australia and New Zealand) and continue to do so. We have a duty to welcome those who choose to come here. https://wolfessblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/30/what-happened-when-migrants-moved-into-my-familys-sicilian-village/ Continue reading Migrants Revitalised a Dying Town #WATWB
Last Sunday I posted another justification for my opposition to #Brexit. Because it was too late to call it a “Saturday Sound Off”, I described it as a “Sunday Sermon”. Here’s another. Not penned by me, but a reminder that, however hurt we might feel, however disturbed by the anger exhibited by others, the hatred directed toward particular groups of individuals, be they Jews, Muslims, Drug Dealers or Profiteers, the only way forward is through forgiveness. Thank you Damyanti and the whole #WATWB team for drawing my attention to this. Do You Read The Humans of New York ? #WATWB Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness
I first came across the Sydenham Garden through a feature on the BBC’s weekly gardening programme Gardener’s World. My link will take you to the page on their website that explains how they began. From there you can navigate to … Continue reading Growing Health and Well Being #WATWB
This month I’m linking to a post from a blogger in her seventies who participates in a voluntary project rebuilding homes for people who lost everything as a consequence of wild fires. I’m also linking to regional newspaper coverage of … Continue reading How Volunteers Respond to Disasters #WATWB