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Trying to stay apolitical at the moment. Which is hard for me since I am a political anorak with very definite libertarian views. The current anarchy on top of the global lockdown on people's freedoms is very hard to stay neutral about. So I shall distract with a very brief note on cooking - the… Continue reading Slow Slow Quick Quick Slow…

Fascinating Discussion…

I have to share this incredibly fascinating discussion from Dr David Starkey about the Wuhan virus and the aftermath in Britain. He traces historical pandemics and how they have had more or less profound effects but at a high human cost. He makes the distinction about this virus - that the cost in human life… Continue reading Fascinating Discussion…

Back In Time

I found my old blog the other day. Quite illuminating. I was a bit of a blog maniac in those days, posting several times a week, often at great length. Quite a lot was about food, more about dealing with depression. Looking back, it is interesting to see the changes. You don't notice changes in… Continue reading Back In Time

Recovered…

Well, I have bitten the bullet and produced a new cover for Renaissance. I am still not happy with it but it is more like more action adventure thriller covers so hopefully it will help sales. I have also radically trimmed the blurb... aiming for more punch. So much to learn, I could really use… Continue reading Recovered…

Birdsong…

Despite living in a built-up are, a matter of convenience over personal choice, I am fortunate to be able to hear the birds. When my neighbors are not shouting at each other... I would love to be able to understand what the song means. I am also amazed by the power and carrying nature of… Continue reading Birdsong…

Smallworlditis…

This lockdown has had very odd effects for me. Since I was in a crash on the motorway just before lockdown I don't have a car. Where I live public transport is rubbish so working from home is good. It has also meant that I walk everywhere. My world has telescoped to a radius of… Continue reading Smallworlditis…

Shouting…

Some people converse. Some people talk. Some people communicate. My neighbours shout. They only seem able to interact at maximum volume, ideally with cussing in between, punctuated by slammed doors. This is not restful. It also seems to fail to get their respective messages across! Even when not actually aggressive to each other the effect… Continue reading Shouting…

Lockdown Nothings…

Well we are now in week whatever (don't they all feel the same) of coronavirus lock down. I have avoided writing about this before as there have been very few solid facts. There still aren't in the medical sense. I did not want to jump on the comment band wagon about Wuhan virus, in part… Continue reading Lockdown Nothings…