Under a new king

October 11, 2022Uncategorized

Things happened so fast. “The Queen is dead, Long live the King!” Now with funeral over and mourning ended, we are growing accustomed to life in the reign of Charles III. Our money is changing and our post boxes will change. There is no going back. This sudden experience is like becoming a Christian – … Read More

What is she thinking?

May 31, 2022Uncategorized

Seventy years is a lot to reflect on. Our queen is a very public figure with very private thoughts. What might she be thinking as she looks back on her reign? There will be precious memories. The births of Andrew and Edward. Her silver and golden jubilees. Visits to the commonwealth and beyond. Years with … Read More

How much is a life worth?

March 1, 2022Uncategorized

Not much, if you are Vladimir Putin. His shelling and cluster bombing of civilian areas suggests scant regard for the life of his opponents. Even his own soldiers are expendable, sacrificed as pawns in a bigger game. A mobile crematorium follows them into battle. Little wonder that morale amongst Russian conscripts is low. We instinctively … Read More

If only I could control my memory

November 11, 2021Uncategorized

Memories are precious. The older we get, the more we seek to revisit our happiest days in our mind’s eye. Once there were only a few framed photographs to help a person conjure up a bygone day. Today’s children will have a deluge of digital photos to swipe through and videos to watch. Memories can … Read More