David Hockney self portrait, one of a large number of portraits and self portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, London, January 2024. Click a picture
https://youtu.be/-zwKrUwlHtk?si=FjfO7SGV68Gelv6t Thursday 14 December 2023, Amex Stadium, Brighton. UEFA Europa League Match Brighton 1, Marseille nil Who are the people behind all this football excitement?
W B Yeats, Never Give All The Heart, poem analysis William Butler Yeats, age 35, 1900, painted by his father, John Butler Yeats Never
Love in three plant pics and a poem, The last train We are currently plant-sitting for friends who have gone on holiday. One of the
Marilyn Stafford, distinguished photographer Promoting poetry – a good idea being developed in Shoreham The basic idea is to present a poem, by a local
UK gives disproportionate amounts of military aid to Ukraine Shouldn’t other European countries be giving more? See this Government account of our spending: – Web
Anniversary of amazing day of anti-war demonstrations Last week saw the 20th anniversary of an extraordinary and unique day in world history, 15 February 2003.
Just experienced another brilliant jazz morning at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham. Sunday 5th December 2021. Mike Hatchard’s “Jazz Breakfast”. Top musicians on brilliant form.
I don’t know how widely known it is that some very popular and excellent folk songs were written about The First World War long after
The sculpture by Ian Rank-Broadley is perhaps the best known memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire. It was inspired by the
A care worker in the BBC programme Crisis is not too strong a word to apply to care of the elderly in care homes and
Do the media mislead young about climate change? – My experience of extreme weather Young people who learn about natural disasters from the media may
More about using rubber sheeting instead of roofing felt for covering a shed roof. – See my earlier post? Will it withstand UV light? A friend
Knole is a magnificent former bishop’s palace with its origins dating back 600 years. It became the property of very wealthy, leading aristocrats, the Sackville
French Film, Aurore, I got Life A witty, insightful and entertaining film about Aurore, a 50 year-old woman looking for love and struggling to cope
Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State, died 18 October 2021, age 84. Giving false evidence to the UN On 5 February 2003 Colin Powell
My shed with its new roof. Next to it is the lean-to wood store with conventional felt covering Leaking felt-covered shed roof My shed roof
Blair and Brown, 5 part BBC2 Documentary started Mon 4 October 2021, 9pm This could be an interesting series about these brilliant and eloquent politicians.
Nuremberg war crimes trials, 1945 – a warning to others “To initiate a war of aggression ….. is the supreme international crime, only different from
Afghanistan, 20-years of disaster created by America and Britain Taking on Afghanistan in 2001 was an unnecessary and calamitous war on one of the poorest,
Philharmonia – psychological thriller on All4, on demand Philharmonia is a French six-part psychological drama. We are watching it on All4 via our phone and
All About Montalbano – the international TV and literary hit Montalbano and The Young Montalbano Montalbano and The Young Montalbano are two crime series set
Where has the money gone? Aid budget cut funds arms spending Cash shortage isn’t just because of covid. – Biggest arms spending budget for 30
Ernest Hemingway – 1899–1961 – Fascinating Documentary on BBC i-player We have just started watching a fascinating BBC iPlayer documentary about the life of Ernest
Barcombe Mills River Ouse Swimming Update, Water Quality Thank you to the many people who “liked” or commented on my post on facebook on walking
Born in 1942, I now have time to enjoy life more widely and reflect on my experience, interests, and contemporary events.