Some Points Of View

To some, gun control isa firm grip and a steady hand.A mind made up with resolution.A good aim, or a clean sweep. For some life is in a besieged city.Talking on Skype to neighbours andfriends far away. They joke as bombsfall. They will move the dead later. For one percent of the world populationMoney isContinue reading “Some Points Of View”

Another string to my bow…

Last week I became a governor for the ambulance service in my area. I feel very honoured and privileged. I have such admiration for paramedics, but I have a feeling I’ll be communicating with lots of management. That is my experience the last time I worked for the NHS. We have a health service hereContinue reading “Another string to my bow…”

Black Lives Matter…

I am pleased to quote the poem TheHill We Climb by Amanda Gorman When the day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a sea we must wadeWe’ve braved the belly of the beastWe’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peaceAnd the norms and notions of what just isIsn’tContinue reading “Black Lives Matter…”

Please click ‘like’ when you read…

I have no idea to whom this photo should be attributed. It came in an email. I have been enjoying my coffee even more now, as I have been grinding the coffee myself.. No more coffee grounds that have lost lots of flavour. It’s something my Dad did. Milling the coffee beans, and making filterContinue reading “Please click ‘like’ when you read…”

Along this odyssey…

SinceI last posted, I realise I am more shaken by the fraudster who tried to access my bank account than I thought. It’s a feeling of not being able to trust in the services we need because there are people who want to do harm and have the know-how to make attacks online. Thank GodContinue reading “Along this odyssey…”

I am getting over it and challenging my council…

The fraudulent activity has shaken mea lot. That person needed to know five separate facts about me. Some of them quite obscure. I don’t think any of my friends know all of those five. I have felt very vulnerable since Friday. Last week I put a question to my Council about sewage and nitrates goingContinue reading “I am getting over it and challenging my council…”

Happy New Year, I’m breathless…

It is bitterly cold here. On New Year’s morning it was -5C. That is very cold for where I live. It is common to get -1, but -5 is unusual now. It is beautiful though, with the hoare frost on leaves, twigs and branches. On grass, it almost looks like snow. The harbour is absolutelyContinue reading “Happy New Year, I’m breathless…”