When a family dispute means you can’t say goodbye

The story of a 14 year old cancer victim being cryogenically frozen has troubled me this week.  Not for the story itself, though that does trouble me on many levels.   The false hope this girl has believed may one day bring her back.  What happens if by some medical miracle she is brought  back to life?

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Ed Balls and the Strictly backlash

Normally the gossip surrounding Strictly is about the so called “Curse of Strictly”.   The idea that every year a happily married couple will split because one or other of them has fallen for their strictly partner.  The tabloids are littered with proof this curse is an actual thing.    This year however most of

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Just when you think things can’t get any worse

America elects that buffoon to be its President.   A man who has previously stood for the other side.  Who believes in whatever he thinks will get people talking about him.   Who stands for everything every civilised person in the world disagrees with.   A man who is nothing short of a bully.  A

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The Ched Evans Case

It was a dark day yesterday.   With the returning of a not guilty verdict in the Ched Evans Case it seems the British judiciary has taken a nasty turn. A man formally convicted of rape has had his sentence overturned by his lawyers throwing the victim under a bus.  Lawyers paid for by his

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Unilever and Tesco

I was going to start this blog post with a bit about Unilever’s massive profits so I googled “Unilever Profit 2015” and up popped their entire published financial statement for the year.   It made for interesting reading until I got to the point where the CEO said We are further strengthening our innovation funnel

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Window Wednesday — Shalford Mill

This is another National Trust property that is just down the road from us and where we ended up on Sunday when I declared I was going out for an hour.   Little did I know how steeped in history it was, and linked to one of my favourite children’s books of all time, thanks

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EH Shepard and Shalford Mill

  There’s wind on the river and wind on the hill . . . There’s a dark dead water-wheel under the mill! I saw a fly which had just been drowned- And I know where a rabbit goes into the ground! When my children were little I was ever so slightly obsessed with Winnie the

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