I wrote about this phrase four years ago: Lessons to be learned in the wake of the Baby P case. “Lessons will be learned“. And yet here we are, with a different situation four years later but still hearing the same phrase being trotted out. I am sick of it. How many more
Is here! World Gin Day is here. And if you will excuse me whilst I say “thank feck for that”. What a week. What a sodding week. And it is not getting any better is it? I have a bit of a “no politics” rule at home because we are all often
Dear BBC Like many people on Saturday night I was just thinking about taking the dog for a walk before going to bed when a news alert popped up on my phone that there was an “incident” developing at London Bridge. We all know that “incident” is not a word used lightly these days
I was actually planning on talking about gin made in Manchester last week, after we spent the weekend there for BlogOn and Mr B’s birthday but I didn’t get around to finishing the post and then, well, world events overtook us all and writing about Manchester gin somehow didn’t feel appropriate. The
Okay so it not so much an actual window I am featuring on Window Wednesday this week but the metaphorical window that let’s you view the £5.4 million roof restoration project at The Vyne. We have been to the Vyne before since it is one of our closest National Trust houses and has not only
I started writing this post in my head after another ten minutes trying to find a plug socket in a hotel bedroom about a year ago and I was reminded that this post was languishing in my drafts when the same thing happened recently. A gorgeous hotel, on the Thames, £190 a night for the
The Guardian has said that The Handmaid’s Tale, which aired for the first time last night on Channel 4, is “The best thing you’ll watch all year”. I beg to differ. Not because I have seem something better, but because I won’t be watching the Handmaid’s Tale. Why? Well for a number of reasons.
Social media and rolling news channels have a lot to answer for. For the most part I am a huge fan of both, loving the fact I can feel connected to people and events all over the world from the small phone in my hand. That I can Skype my parents to show