Meghan and Harry – A match made in Heaven

The Royal Wedding Just like millions of others I tuned into the Royal Wedding… I just love the pomp and pageantry that goes with a royal wedding….   Up at the crack of dawn, was I, shopping done, all chores completed before I sat on the sofa glued to the TV to watch the wedding…

From my mother’s daughter to my mother’s parent.

I never want to hear the words transient ischemic attack (TIA) and Vascular Dementia in my life ever again. Over the course of the last 4-5 years I went from my mother’s daughter to my mother’s parent. I lost my mum mentally a long time before she finally died. She had a stroke back in…

Don’t knock our NHS – Cos we need it.

Our NHS is one of the proudest things this country has… it means affordable healthcare whether you are rich or poor.  It means you don’t have to worry about having to take out Private healthcare and whether that healthcare package covers you for pre-existing conditions or cancer. However our Accident and Emergency Departments are over-whelmed…

Education Shake-Up is what the UK needs.

For a long time I have been of the firm opinion that our education needs a good old shake-up.  I am of the firm opinion that too much emphasis is placed on league tables, SATS and any other monitoring system which is thrown at pupils and teachers. Reading that young children of 7 of put…

59 Dead and 527 Injured… One Massacre too many

This happens to be America’s worst mass killing massacre in history… 59 dead and 527 injured.  Our hearts and souls go out to those injured and to the family and friends who have lost loved ones.  But please don’t tell me that the 2nd Amendment can’t be changed. Can you imagine the carnage …. the…

Climate Change is Real…

Since the industrial revolution we, the people, have been poisoning this planet.. we have been putting toxins and pollutants into this earth and boy are we now facing the consequences of our previous actions. Never in my lifetime, have I witnessed hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, Jose and now Katia forming one after the other.  Bringing…

From a future PM to Transgender Uniforms

Well if this antiquated git becomes PM, I’m packing up and moving… How can anyone think in this day and age it is acceptable to force a woman who has been raped to bear a child?  I don’t believe in abortion being used as a form of contraception and this is where I think the…

Let sleeping dogs lie..

As they say… Now there is nothing cuter than babies and dogs.. especially together.. But sometimes videos like the above one make me want to scream and shout. Dogs need to learn to be around children.. and children need to learn to be around dogs… and one thing that I was very insistent on as…

Great British Bake Off

Has turned into the Great British Turn Off for me… The ads during this TV programme are definitely making it a no-no for me.  Now I could take Prue Leith’s advice and watch it on catch-up to eliminate the ads.  But, by the time I got around to doing that I would know through social…

Wayne Rooney just doesn’t care..

One iota about his wife and kids.  This isn’t the first time that he has romped with another woman, whether they be a granny or a prostitute, he just doesn’t seem to care how much humiliation he puts his wife through as long as he gets laid (to put it bluntly). 2002: Wayne romps with…

 China our only hope

Boris Johnson said  “It’s certainly our view that none of the military options are good…the distance between North Korea and Seoul is very, very small and they could basically vaporise large parts of the South Korean population even with conventional weapons, so that’s not really very easy to threaten or to deliver.”, and boy is he…

Victoria

Now I am not one for period dramas… Downtown Abbey, Pride and Prejudice never enthralled me… If it came to take them or leave them.. I was definitely in the leave them camp. I like modern TV, crime dramas, and absolutely love Law and Order both in the USA and UK especially Law and Order…