The Importance of a Critical Mind

Today, I picked up the newspaper and was confronted by the subject of ‘fake news’.  This is something I feel increasingly concerned about.  My concern is not simply that fake news pervades so many of our information sources, but more that we seem, as a society, only too happy to readily soak fake news up […]

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At the Waterfront

I have been reflecting on a recent visit to Ipswich Marina.  The town of Ipswich has an improving reputation as a place to be.  Having lived in this English county of Suffolk for almost ten years, I still find myself surprised by people’s reaction to Ipswich.  No sooner than I mention the name of the […]

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Planting Remedies

Today, I am sitting at my desk and enjoying a chamomile tea.  I am thinking about herbal remedies and how to develop a broader range of these into our cottage garden planting scheme.  There are some valuable health benefits from fresh, home grown produce and especially from herbs. Usually, I tend to choose coffee as […]

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Disability and Cheesecake

Today, I am thinking about the lack of provision of seating for people with disabilities, or even just frailties, in many of our communal areas such as shops, high streets, parks and other day to day venues that we all need to visit.  It has been since developing chronic illness that I have become acutely […]

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