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  • The problem of Dublin for those that live there

    07 October 2019

    Dublin dominates Ireland to unhealthy degree 1/3 of the population, the vast majority of well-paid jobs, all of the country's largest tertiary institutions etc. One cause of this is that successive govts have abandoned spatial development strategies in...

  • Martinique French Creole

    31 August 2018

    Martinique — Identity is always on everyone's mind in the French Caribbean. Many years agp Gen. Charles de Gaulle, making the first official visit by a French president to the French island of Martinique, looked out across a chanting, cheering crowd of...

  • The griots from Africa arrived late.

    12 June 2020

    The dry heat of spring kept going. Insect life abounded.... food for the arriving emigres. There are more swallows than last year, more everything.... They follow the cows onto new pasture.... the same places, the same cows.. old friends, reacquainted....

  • No education in England is a "FAILED STATE

    16 June 2020

    What proportion of a countries children need to go to bed hungry and with no education for that country to be called a "FAILED STATE"? Unless the government has a clear policy on schools individual teachers could easily be in breach of insurance conditions...

  • Germany prepares many coronavirus tests

    11 April 2020

    Germany is preparing to start new tests next week to find out who has already had the coronavirus. The tests will look for antibodies in the blood, with the aim of working out infection rates. They will focus initially on blood donations and four areas...

  • What is this disruptive technology

    22 February 2020

    Nowadays it seems to be the par for the course for all of the so called 'disruptive technology' it disrupts but mainly to put huge amounts of money into the hands of a very few people. Facebook, Google,Tripadvisor, Airbnb, and many more start out as apparently...

  • Life requires give and take

    21 January 2020

    It is also important to remember that good listeners also need to be heard. Too often in friendships the good listener is always cast in that role and it never gets reciprocated. This leads to unbalanced relationships and is a drain on the person who...

  • The bad reputation of Prince Andrew

    19 November 2019

    Prince Andrew is actually to be a considered terrible person. To have a shagger in the royal family was hardly a new thing, and the tabloids revelled in the rich history. His great-great-grandfather, Edward VII, for example, was one of the most celebrated...

  • Song of a Sparrow!

    17 November 2019

    I’m only a little sparrow, A bird of low degree… My life is of little value, But the dear Lord cares for me. He gives me a coat of feathers; It is very plain, I know, Without a speck of crimson For it was not made for show. But it keeps me warm in winter,...

  • Marxism rears its ugly head once more.

    14 November 2019

    Marxism rears its ugly head once more. Ask you average citizen what was the greatest catastrophe of the 20th century and close on 100% who undoubtedly say the works of Adolph Hitler and German National Socialism. The remarkable thing is, is that if you...

  • 1968

    14 November 2019

    1968 also saw students and workers on the streets of Paris that almost toppled the French government and similar protests across much of Europe and North America. Unemployment in the UK was only 2.5% and the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 was a...

  • Newfoundland

    18 May 2017

    Newfoundland Newfoundland and Labrador, one of the four "Atlantic" provinces of Canada, consists of island and coastal mainland portions. The province has a land mass of over 400,000 sq. km, occupied by slightly more than a half million people. Aboriginal...

  • The Clydesdale horse is beloved

    22 June 2020

    The Clydesdale horse is one of the most beloved breeds of horse, thanks in part to its gentle nature. The Clydesdale is a draft horse that originated from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland. Known for its large size, high-stepping action and calm...

  • Holly: A Christmas gift for birds

    07 December 2019

    There was large holly, loaded with berries, about 100 yards away from these guelder rose berries and it was being defended vigorously by a very aggressive mistle thrush that was determined to monopolise it. I guess there is probably a pecking order when...

  • Nunchi hygge, lagom, Còsagach

    12 November 2019

    hygge,is the Danish art of getting cozy; lagom, the Swedish philosophy of balance; and Còsagach is the Scottish method of feeling content. They all proclaim that they can guide us on our path to a better life The word “nunchi” itself roughly translates...

  • Travelling in Scotland

    09 November 2019

    Public transport in Scotland offers an extensive network of buses, trains and ferries, which is reliable and safe to use. Combining trains, buses and ferries you can travel the entire country – you might just need a bit more time and flexibility to reach...

  • Gold, money, Cryptocurrency where is the future exchange?

    11 November 2019

    The world already has a medium of exchange that is stable in value, universally accepted, anonymous and untraceable: gold. It's only drawback is that it cannot be transferred electronically. And the USA's dominance of world currencies is really only based...

  • Words into meaningful sentences.

    05 November 2019

    I am learning some differing foreign languages at the same time and I started feeling overwhelmed by the amount of new words that I come across each day. I tried various techniques to memorise them (among others, I tried making long lists of new words...

  • Indigo

    24 October 2019

    Indigo: Is not only one of the seven colours of the rainbow and the dye that makes your jeans look like they do but and a highly valued pigment which is naturally found in some plants and whose use can be traced back at least six thousand years to Peru....

  • Ivy for the planet

    20 October 2019

    If and when I take a bus, I go to the top deck and check on the creeping plants on the walls of houses, and some are quite unsuitable for the purpose; some are well thought out, and regularly pruned, and reduced. It does mean that you have that much extra...

  • flensburg on the Baltic

    29 July 2019

    Hopefully you will like Flensburg as much as we do. The charming city in Northern Germany sure has a lot to offer and it is just the perfect destination for a weekend trip or a short stop-over on your sailing trip in the Baltic Sea. What to do You can...

  • St. Francis of Assisi

    16 July 2017

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi The founder of the Order of Friars Minor known as the Franciscans, St. Francis was born at Assisi in Umbria in 1181 A.D. His mother named him Giovanni after St. John the Baptist. However, his father, Pietro Bernadone, a cloth...

  • Potash (potassium, K) is good for potatoes

    13 December 2020

    Potash (potassium, K) is an essential nutrient for all plants and has a major effect upon yield and quality of potatoes as well as the general health and vigour of the crop. It is involved in regulating the amount of water in the plant; in the absence...

  • Story of the Game Shop Stock

    01 February 2021

    The . . . . . . . . . . . . . .It is come from 140% short selling by Hedge funds . . . . . . . .. New Management of billions of dollars form Internet business . . . . . . . . . . . . .Plans on a new direction of the Game Shop. , . . . . . . . . . . ....

  • Name day - Celebrate just like the Queen

    18 December 2020

    The Queen has two birthdays to celebrate but you too could also be like the Queen Celebrate your Birthday like normal Then pick a day to celebrate your name. Many countries in Europe have been doing this for centuries Most people share their name with...