Bah Humbug

Bah Humbug

Well, there you have it another one bites the dust. Sitting nursing a slight but not too unbearable hangover, I find myself pondering a question my other half posed to me first thing this morning whilst I was still half asleep.  “Why do we have turkey at Christmas?”  My first reaction was to tell him [...]

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The Lady is Not For Burning!

The Lady is Not For Burning!

I normally reserve these levels of anger and disgust to crimes punishable by the return of the death penalty and it is with some large degree of surprise that I find myself writing this particular blog. Like many of my generation I grew up hating Margaret Thatcher, but upon hearing of her death I felt [...]

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Mobile Hookah Brings Relief to Thousands!

Mobile Hookah Brings Relief to Thousands!

I failed dismally to maintain most of my new years resolutions by about January the 2nd. They are to be found in the recycle bin ready to be dredged up again later in the year, along with the weekend papers pull out promises to make me slimmer and fitter in only four weeks. Four weeks, [...]

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Fifty Shades of Whey Hey!!

 I stand before the world this evening a defeated woman. Oh yes, my world as I know it is on the brink of irrevocable change. My life is meaningless and my relationship ruined. My only hope of  consolation I think is to spend several  hours flagellating my self with  the most vicious looking begonia I can [...]

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Super Size – Me?

Ok that’s it. I’ve put this off for sooooo long. Its time to take some  action. Having faced yet another wardrobe crisis. (For those of you that  have never experienced this, it is when you go to your wardrobe  and utter those despairing words of:- ) “Oh no I haven’t a thing to wear.” This [...]

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Who Ate All The Pies?

It’s strange sometimes where your thoughts can lead when you delve into  the stories behind the headlines. We are generally all too keen to swallow  the latest scares, warnings, salacious gossip or celebrity trivia that we are  fed. My first reading of the headline “Eat less Meat to Save the Planet” of course  caught my [...]

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Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder.

I have been away from my blog for quite some time and have to confess that upon my return my thought  is more melancholy than myrth.  The other side of a couple of glasses of red wine  (Absinthe sounded good in the title but is actually a lethal  concoction that should only be drunk in extreme cases  of alcohol shortage i.e. nothing else left in the cupboard) and  rather [...]

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Stripping GP’s Can’t Stop Black Death

Ok apologies for the tag line but I really do have a tabloid mentality. Hopefully as I prattle on all will become clear. So what has got my goat today? Lord Freud of Eastry, the Welfare Reform Minister has announced that stripping GPs of some of their powers to issue sick notes would boost the [...]

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No Smoke Without Ire.

This week the BMA called for a total ban on smoking in cars because of the significantly increased health risks it poses to children and other passengers exposed to it, in a confined space. Nothing wrong with that. Re-enforcing the idea that we should not smoke in the car when children are present is absolutely [...]

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Gamers – No Brainers?

 Christmas is rapidly approaching so it was with some interest that I read  two stories in the papers this week connected with the side effects that over exposure to computer games, mobile phones and the Internet have on our children. The first piece was reporting on a clinic recently opened in Central London that specifically [...]

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