Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bomber Command – Heroes or Criminals?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsToday the Queen unveiled the new Bomber Command memorial in Green Park, London, more than 70 years after the former RAF Bomber Command’s involvement in one of the greatest and hardest fought battles of the Second World War – at … Continue reading

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English as she is Spoken – or Tweeted?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsOne of my personal pet hates in the spoken English language is the habit of even supposedly well-educated persons, including teachers, to say when asking for something ‘Can I get a gin and tonic?’ (to which the response should … Continue reading

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Hippocratic Hypocrites?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics The Caduceus – Symbol of Commerce The recent doctors’ strike supported by the British Medical Association (BMA) over future terms and working conditions for doctors within the National Health Service was actually not particularly successful – fortunately. Of … Continue reading

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Submarines Ancient and Modern

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics  HM Submarine E14 – Dardanelles 1918 The Daily Telegraph of 17th June reported the finding in the Dardanelle Straits in Turkish waters, the British submarine E14 lost through Turkish shellfire, having been damaged by a premature torpedo explosion … Continue reading

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Another ‘Titanic’ Adventure

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics During the Centenary Year of the maiden voyage and loss of RMS Titanic, there has been a plethora of publications, articles and films about the charismatic ship. An excellent fictional novel I recently read David Kowalski’s excellent ‘The Company of … Continue reading

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Blue Plaque Discussions

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAs discussed in earlier blogs, we have our Alice Elgar Blue Plaque proudly affixed to the front of Hanover House (www.hanoverhouse.org) set amidst our increasingly dense foliage generated by the Wisteria. I have noticed from inside the house, a … Continue reading

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Physician, Heal Thyself!

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsJust a few personal opinions on the nearly unprecedented strike today by what used to be a group of the most respected professionals in the land. Following the ‘deal’ with the Labour government in 2008, doctors, and in particular … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Kiss and Twitter

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsThis week’s copy of The Week news magazine has just landed on my desk to my delight. The Week portrays itself as covering the best from the British and foreign media, including both sides of each story, and on … Continue reading

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The Science of Child Sitting

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIs child or baby-sitting an art or a science?  Probably a bit of both as there are definite strategems, tactics and calculations to be made when planning, preparing and attempting to manage a child sit – particularly for active, … Continue reading

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‘Hash’ in its Many Forms

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics# ‘Hash’ is a popular word but appears in a number of contexts. To list them, first of all there is ‘hash’ as in short for ‘hashish’ an Arab word for the concentrated resin from the flowering head of … Continue reading

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