Generally speaking, most Brits are not great flag-wavers – except on special occasions. Continue reading V.E. Day 75 years on.
A pipe protrudes from the near face of the tank. From it water dribbles into a bucket. Ivy cannot help but notice that some of the khaki coloured deposits left by the cows has landed on the edge of the flags. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #2 – A Cotage by a Stream
The young woman . . . thinks it was a mistake to bring her mother on this expedition to inspect the cottage. Continue reading Monday Memories: Beginnings #1 – A Country Walk
More of my books have sold since I have been active in FaceBook’s promotional groups, geared to drawing writers and authors together. Continue reading A Date With . . . Chris-Jean Clarke
Here’s something we don’t hear enough about. Ireland was neutral during World War II which it euphemistically called ‘The Emergency’. The Prime Minister at the time even astonished Allied leaders by sending his condolences to the German government on the death by suicide of Adolf Hitler. But many ordinary Irish people went beyond the call of duty in their humanitarian response to the suffering caused by fascism. Here David Lawlor tells us about a Cork woman whose efforts saved the lives of thousands of children. via Ireland’s Holocaust heroine Continue reading An Irish Heroine
the risk involved in food retailing is enormous and we just could not compete with the supermarkets who were starting to develop their own deli counters and chilled ready meals. Continue reading Life Changing Events
This visit to Sally’s place was planned a while ago. We had a long chat, listened to music and cooked a spicy, if imaginary, joint. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed being part of it. via Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Open House Sunday Interview with author Frank Parker Continue reading Lurking in the Cafe and Bookstore #2
We must be reminded of the unthinkable consequences of hatred, but also of the power of individuals to make a difference. Continue reading The Power of Words
[the] thousands of civilians who died in bombing raids on both sides of the English Channel, were all as much victims of Adolf Hitler’s insane philosophy as those who died in the gas chambers and concentration camps. Continue reading Remembrance
How did so many ordinary British voters come to believe that the EU, and those of its citizens who chose to make their homes in Britain, were responsible for every symptom of their country’s economic failure? Continue reading Saturday Sound-off: Who Stole my Country?