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Searching for the elements of beauty Three days after Christmas and the Monkeys have become hibernating mice. Mrs Monkey is curled up in bed reading. I am curled up on the sofa underneath a faux fur rug and a cat, reading. It is late morning and no-one feels like moving. Coffees have been made and drunk and we’re waiting for… Continue reading Searching for the elements of beauty

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A Cabal of the Talentless

I count myself very lucky to have lived in a varied and open society for the last forty years. It was something I took for granted and honestly believed that this was the only way for the future. But there are talks of walls going up all over the place - real ones with bricks… Continue reading A Cabal of the Talentless

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Helicopters on the roof.

Deal or no deal, if the fanatical Leavers get their way, and it looks as though they will, the UK will exit the EU soon enough. The impact will be far reaching for a generation, not just in trade, the current favourite topic, but across our society, in actuality and perception. Consider - do you… Continue reading Helicopters on the roof.

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Who took all the money?

As I rolled into bed the other night I grabbed my iPad to read my new book but couldn’t resist a scan of the headlines. “Greece warns recovery threatened if debt deal is blocked at next talks” screamed a headline. Well, okay, hardly screamed, whimpered from the corner of the Grauniad page. I read with… Continue reading Who took all the money?

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Mother Hen and the Splinter Turkeys

Mother Hen had been in charge of the poultry farm for many years. She’d worked hard to be Top Clucker, as she was known. She had once been penned in, on a closed farm that few people could see inside, until one day someone managed to knock a piece of wall down and Mother Hen… Continue reading Mother Hen and the Splinter Turkeys

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Ride Book…. Now I get it …..

First book of the ride done so here it is, and quite a book too...... Please, let me bring to your attention a superb book. I don't use "superb" very often, so in the heiracrchy of superlatives count it in. " And the weak suffer what they must" by Yanis Varoufakis is a detailed summary… Continue reading Ride Book…. Now I get it …..