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Where’s Your Poppy?

I have a poppy, which I choose to wear and I wear it with great pride. It actually looks just like this one worn by young Nicholas on XFactor. At the same time, I’ve found it fascinating that there are people who believe that people should wear a poppy. I’ve heard it said that if …

Trying to Eat Healthily

  For the first time ever, courtesy of Sainsbury’s I drank vegetable juice (combined with fruit juice) this past weekend.  I’m pretty surprised to say that though I was somewhat hesitant, drinks of carrot juice and beetroot juice each mixed with different fruits was not only palatable, but actually quiet refreshing a nice. You may …

The Rotherham Foster Case

I followed the media frenzy regarding the Rotherham Council fostering case yesterday.  I refer to it as the Rotherham Fostering case as opposed to the UKIP case as it wasn’t really about UKIP or at least it shouldn’t have been. I’m not an expert in this area but I know that the Council should have …

The Good and Bad in Us ALL

When the Jimmy Savile scandal first broke, I had no idea how bad things were, but I knew there were bad – the abuse of anyone is bad, the abuse of a child is heinous. So for someone to abuse numerous young people over an extended period of time with impunity ….. words cannot express. …

The Enduring Issue of Racism

I was up late on Friday night – I couldn’t sleep. I therefore logged on to twitter  -just to see what was going on.  I noticed that Stan Collymore was trending together with someone named Tom Adeyemi (who I hadn’t previously heard of).  Bored and with “nothing better to do” I clicked on each name …

New Orleans – Do Whatcha Wanna

If you’re a real jazz enthusiast you will probably know that New Orleans and Jazz are synonymous as New Orleans is the birth place of Jazz. That being the case, even if you’ve never paid a visit during the Annual Jazz Festival or indeed at any other time of the year, you will probably think …

New Orleans – The Working Poor

You may remember in the days immediately after Hurricane Katrina – a lot of questions were raised as to why people did not leave New Orleans before the hurricane set in. Different reasons were given for people not leaving; such as people not wanting to leave their pets behind; the lateness of the evacuation notice; …