Monthly Archives: March 2015

Is Clarkson paying the price?

Or, is this about trying to absolve the past? I have always found Jeremy Clarkson to be the personification of an obnoxious loathsome git. He is the classic rude, boorish, sexist, Yorkshireman. Because yes, dear reader, said arrogant egotistical 54-year-old … Continue reading

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No one else asked me

My mother was a deputy matron at 19 at the local nursery school. It was during the war, ie 1940s. The local nursery was so local that it was literally at the bottom of the garden of her parents’ home. … Continue reading

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Mr, Mrs, Miss, Dr. But … no Ms?

I was filling out an online application form. First question, title. Natch, the first option was Mr. Followed by Mrs, Miss and Dr. Whoa! This is the 21st century. And if you don’t see anything wrong with that list, then … Continue reading

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Comfort zones

How many of us step outside? A comment by EllaDee made me think about how often I read blogs that have little or nothing in common with me. Or to put it another way, vegetarian, left-wing, atheist, feminist, environmentalist, veganic … Continue reading

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Intent v impact?

Six years ago I wrote this: Browsing on the internet this week I seem to have read a lot about misunderstandings. They happen every day. We rarely see the world from someone else’s perspective. If we are lucky we occasionally … Continue reading

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To speak out, or not to speak out …

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they … Continue reading

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We’re all (nearly) equal now …

I so love this very important day of the year where 50% (approx before any pedant gets on my back) of the world’s population gets to jump up and down, wear purple and make asinine tweets or Facebook comments for … Continue reading

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Civilised societies

As we all know, gays are evil. In fact if we don’t get rid of them, God (the Christian one) will take it out on us. Or maybe the Muslim one will. Or the Wiccan one. Or the Sikh one. … Continue reading

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