The Power Of Books

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Reading Time: 3 minutes The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village. […]

Reflections (1) – Gazing Into A Mirror

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sitting opposite you, I have the unnerving impression of gazing into a mirror, Where the reflection of my face is conspicuously absent. We are so obviously different, you and I. But at the same time, we are mirror images. We have, dare I say, the same differences. We run away from the shadows belonging to […]

La Vie En Rose – Domestic Violence Figures Shame France

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Some national records are enviable, others are shameful. The official figures concerning domestic violence in France make for grim reading – a woman is killed by her partner or ex-partner every three days. France’s dismal record on domestic violence is certainly nothing to be proud of, but what is even more worrying is that the […]

Virtual Reality – Why I’m Giving Up On Facebook

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It is a cruel world sometimes and it makes no difference whether the world is virtual or not. Human perceptions, emotions and misunderstandings may have found new freedoms within the virtual reality of cyberspace but retain their potency within the confines of the human brain. The last event that tilted the balance in favour of […]

Silly Old Bag!!

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This post is going to be sexist and…short. Having seen a picture of The Queen in an upmarket newspaper, I ask myself the following existential question – what the hell does she carry in her handbag? I admit that I used to walk around the street with my own personal handbag – a doggy bag […]