Reflections & Summer Solstice at the Labyrinth

Reflections & Summer Solstice at the Labyrinth

In Gosport, the town where I live, there’s a brick labyrinth tucked away in a little park.  It’s becoming a tradition to meet with friends to walk the labyrinth to mark the solstices.  We met up last summer for the first time and then we walked on the...
TV Licensing: A Big Brother Protection Racket?

TV Licensing: A Big Brother Protection Racket?

Has the mighty BBC stooped to protection racket tactics to make sure license fees are collected whether legally required or not? TV Licensing is a peculiar thing and it’s rather archaic in this day and age of online content, pay-on-demand streaming and DVD...
What rules do you want to give the girls?

What rules do you want to give the girls?

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child.  I didn’t know this until Facebook told me this morning and a random email hit my inbox highlighting the plight of girls in developing countries.  This coincided with me being preoccupied with rules. Not the...
Reflection of place

Reflection of place

Recently, I came back from a short break in Malta. It was an intense, action-packed four days in which I swam in a blue lagoon, had a Game of Thrones and movie tour of the island by a local actor, had dinner in a rooftop restaurant and wandered the old streets of...
Don’t wait to make it count

Don’t wait to make it count

Tomorrow I’m going to Malta.  I haven’t been out of the country for 13-years and I’ve been a little anxious about these new things called e-tickets and booking-in online.  Last time I travelled, I had the security of paper tickets and checking-in at a desk.  So far,...
Lessons from muddy potatoes and imperfect apples

Lessons from muddy potatoes and imperfect apples

Over the weekend, a friend gifted me some cooking apples and golden beetroot from her allotment.  I spent this morning peeling, dicing and cooking the apples, turning them into gluten free vegan apple crumble cakes. Some of the apples had evidence of insect invasion,...