Brexit and the Death of Reason

They call it “Optimism Bias” or, more technically, “Unrealistic Cognitive Bias” and it is the tendency for human beings to believe in a positive outcome for themselves and their relatives … Continue Reading →


Travel to Europe in the (not so) Festive Season

Life has been pretty depressing in the UK since we got back from India: Theresa May clings to a the precarious leadership of a fragmented ruling party while the country … Continue Reading →


Summer Picture Gallery

Here is a Picture Gallery of some of our activities and excursions around the country. As the grandchildren get older and more numerous we are having to take full advantage … Continue Reading →


A Carnival of Resistance (President Trump’s visit to London)

Here is a gallery of pictures from President Trump’s visit to the UK last month. Since I am now a senior citizen and no longer have a job to be … Continue Reading →


The Return of King Arthur to Tintagel

It would be difficult for most people to dispute the ghostly majesty of this statue of King Arthur, particularly when viewed against a backdrop of the dramatic weather for which … Continue Reading →


Spring Travels turn into Spring Travails

Late last year my fishpond began to leak and before too long it became apparent that some serious repairs were going to be needed. Ever since we took charge of … Continue Reading →


The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Peace Symposium

I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I wasn’t particularly prompt in getting online and booking a place at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK National Peace Symposium as I had … Continue Reading →


From Southall to Southfields, a London Pilgrimage

Sometimes it pays to grab the opportunities as they present themselves and so a chance conversation with my youngest granddaughter in which she mentioned learning about “those people in the … Continue Reading →


August Holidays

The featured image is “Supergrandma” pumping up an inflatable ring on the beach at Torquay (note the holstered SPF).


Greenway, a Writer’s Refuge

Greenway is the name of a beautifully preserved house and gardens on a secluded stretch of the River Dart estuary, not too far from my sister’s house in Torquay. Grahame … Continue Reading →