Welcome to Milton Keynes

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, Professionals built the Titanic. Anon Milton Keynes is synonymous with roundabouts and concrete cows. However if, after 40 years as a new town and centuries of prior existence (as a number of different small towns and villages), this was all that Milton Keynes …

Beyond The Enigma

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known? Charles de Lint Talking about the history of Milton Keynes brings me to what can be referred to as another myth. People generally believe that Milton Keynes is just a town based around a grid system …

An Entitlement Culture?

From time to time i hear people in conversation calculating the number of days annual leave they have left to take and going on to count the number of sick days they have left – to take. I also encounter people who casually mention that they took a day’s sick leave because they didn’t feel …

What Gives Us The Right …?

Like some many others, I had the priviledge of listening to Susan Boyle auditioning for Britain’s Got Talent over the weekend. Beyond shadow of a doubt her singing was impressive, but as the more I read commentaries on the audition, the more I become saddened and concerned. You see I’m increasingly reading comments where people …

Thoughts on a Snowy Day in Milton Keynes

I felt a bit sad earlier on Friday as I had really been looking forward to attending the Milton Keynes Environmental Exhibition and Symposium. In fact, I was really geared up for it and had started getting ready to go, hoping that yesterday’s snow would have melted adequately for not roads not to be too …

A Solution for All of Us please!

Last night I turned on the TV. The news was on and there was a story on how the Prime Minister was proposing to give £200 to parents from economically deprived areas to encourage them to go on programmes which I guess were aimed to help them. To me, however, it sounded like one of …