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  • Sweden on Fire

    24 July 2018

    There are more than thirty wildfires in Sweden Some of them are quite out of control. There are four large wildfires than need some help from weather in the form of rain to put them properly out. The local firemen and volunteers have been working hard...

  • Latvia on Fire

    25 July 2018

    Latvia is another country in Europe that is being consumed by Fire. In the Forests in the west of Latvia there have been devasting fires in the Forests. Latvian Firemen have found it extremely difficult to fight because of the extreme heat. It looks as...

  • Consistency and Clarity

    25 July 2018

    Consistency and Clarity Don’t allow all the pressures of the day be an excuse for bad behavior. If you excuse a child from a rule , then will constantly be testing boundaries to see what they can get away with this time. So Stay consistent You have put...

  • Norway With Wildfires

    25 July 2018

    Forest fires in southern Norway – Norway with extreme fire risks The Norwegian police and the fire department had complied the prohibition of the use of open fire in open and wooded areas. The reason is obvious. Long-term dry and warm weather has created...

  • Questions before marriage

    30 July 2018

    The questions you should ask of your future partner before marriage: Are my partner and I a ‘good fit’? Do we have a strong basis of friendship? Do we want the same things in our relationship and out of life? Are our expectations realistic? Do we generally...

  • Ice cream man

    01 June 2018

    We all enjoy licking the cool ice cream on a hot summer day. We never think about the man who sells ice cream. He seems to be smiling and giving us our favourite ice creams. We never think about his life and hardships. He stands in burning heat of Sun...

  • a sailor hat with a blue ribbon

    04 June 2018

    ONE day the wind blew through the town, and oh, how merry it was! It whistled down the chimneys, and scampered round the corners, and sang in the tree tops. " Come and dance, come and dance, come and dance with me," that is what it seemed to say. And...

  • Conflict in Northern Ireland

    07 June 2018

    Conflict means in Northern Ireland include 'civil protest'-nonviolent, extra-parliamentary action of which civil disobedience is a key form. The chief actors using civil protest have been the Protestant Ultras and civil rights partisans who in 1967-69...

  • THE QUEEN

    08 June 2018

    THE QUEEN I am the Queen of all the Kittens. I am the Queen ! the Queen ! Come, all you kittens and cats. Hear what I have to say. To-morrow I give a grand party. The party will be in my palace. You are all invited from the biggest to the littlest, from...

  • Red-winged Blackbird

    12 June 2018

    A bird’s motives are sometimes hard to fathom. Is it breeding or is it feeding; is it feeling aggressive or playful? The male Red-winged Blackbird wears his feelings on his shoulder. The positions of his brilliant red epaulets reveal to us and other redwings...

  • A fine for freedom of speech

    12 June 2018

    In Northern Ireland The Politicians that speak freely are fined from 100 pounds up to a thousand pounds. This will undermine democracy This news as just been reported on the Nolan BBC radio show The freedom of speech in Northern Ireland as to go through...

  • Time present

    16 June 2018

    Time present and time pastAre both perhaps present in time futureAnd time future contained in time past.What might have been and what has beenPoint to one end, which is always present.Footfalls echo in the memoryDown the passage which we did not takeTowards...

  • Thursday. A long day in Sunshine

    21 June 2018

    Thursday. A grand day to awake early. Early whilst it was dusk. Early before the sunrise. Wander a wee bit more up the hill. Silence before the dawn chorus Then arises the rising Sun. Today a long day of Sunshine. Clouds are nowhere to be seen today....

  • Tuesday. Good enough to eat a Doughnut

    26 June 2018

    Tuesday is a day for a lovely doughnut. A pleasure derived from illicit eating. Away from everyone else, hidden from sight. A fresh tasty doughnut from the local bakery. Kept in the paper bag until later in the garden. Then whilst in the garden, watering...

  • The Apple

    01 May 2018

    "I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;” - Song of Solomon 7:8 Just as the apple removes impurities from the body, God’s...

  • The Horse Chestnut

    02 May 2018

    The Horse Chestnut This tree was introduced into Britain from the Balkans in the sixteenth century. The name 'horse' has nothing to do with horses (as horses will not eat the fruit of the Horse Chestnut), but means 'coarse' or 'inferior', the hard red-brown...

  • The Pomegranate

    05 May 2018

    The Pomegranate: "And Saul tarried in the uttermost part of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree which is in Migron: and the people that were with him were about six hundred men;" - I Samuel 14:2 The name pomegranate comes from the Latin word meaning “the...

  • Too much traffic

    06 May 2018

    Too much traffic There are millions of cars and trucks on our roads, and they all need petrol to move. Petrol is a fuel. When it is burned inside an engine, it makes dirty, smelly fumes. These puff out of the exhaust pipe and pollute the clean, fresh...

  • The Wild Cherry

    14 May 2018

    The Wild Cherry. Three kind of Cherry Tree now grow in Britain; the Gean, the Bird Cherry and the Dwarf Cherry. All are usually referred to as "Wild Cherry. All have oval leaves with toothed edges and pointed at the tip but those of the Gean are slightly...

  • eat together and be happy

    23 May 2018

    why is it that people who eat together are happier. But it is clear that this is a regular social ritual, a moment of union and communion in our often chaotic lives. It can be a place of conversation, storytelling and closeness. Loneliness linked to major...

  • Herbal remedies for headaches.

    26 May 2018

    A headache-soothing compress with essential oils can be just what you need to relieve the pangs in your head. Basil is one of the most commonly used home remedies for headache and is especially useful for easing symptoms when combined with Lavender. Add...

  • A Facebook first GDPR complaint

    25 May 2018

    Facebook has become the target of the first official complaint of GDPR noncompliance, this privacy law which has taken effect across the EU. Facebook has forced users into agreeing to new terms of service, which was in breach of the requirement in that...

  • Noise; What to do

    30 May 2018

    Noise - What to do Noisy neighbours Local councils can deal with noise from loud music, DIY activities, barking dogs or other excessive animal noise, car and burglar alarms, deliberate banging or raised voices (where unreasonable). Factories or industrial...

  • Kindness

    01 April 2018

    Kindness The pathway to cultural commodity for these concepts in their re-packaged form is increasingly coming from psychological mental health treatments. Both compassion and mindfulness have been systematised as a medical treatment and are now widely...

  • When does Spring begin?

    07 March 2020

    The timing for "meteorological Spring" is like train time that swept Victorian Britain. One timing for Spring starting in the South is not the same for Spring starting further North and March can still return very cold nights and frost. A better calendar...