Kiev, 2019. Another lovely resident of this beutiful city making my evening meal !. She had a small pot of change, saving to go and visit Amsterdam. I hope she made it and is safe tonight. I pray for Ukraine.
Kiev 2019. I saw this Ukranian baboushka selling this single black rose. I hope she is safe and pray for her and her compatriots.
Every day i am attemting to post a picture from my time in the Ukraine. For every picture i post i ask that you say a prayer for the safety of the Ukranian people and an end to the madness. Chernoby, as seen from the main road from Pripyat. As i write this place is … Continue reading Prayers for Ukraine 1
I met this man in Kiev, Ukraine, three years ago. He was begging outside the main train station. It was pouring with rain . He was soaked right through. His cup was empty. We communicated for a few minutes, neither of us understanding eachother. All he said to me repeatedly was "F--ck Life". I took … Continue reading A prayer for those in Kyiv.
Here in the UK we have been battered by storms since November. We had three last week. Their severity has been record breaking with many hundreds of our old trees uprooted.
So that's it. It's over and we can get back to living . As from this Thursday, exactly 23 months since lockdowns began, all legal restrictions surrounding the covid pandemic will end. No more isolation, distancing, mask wearing or testing. We don't even have to keep away from people if we have it !! Do … Continue reading Pandemic over, its official.
Rattle the cages, poke them with sticks They always respond, those pompous old pricks They have an opinion and they tell us they're right, Those sad little loners who type through the night. Those with nothing to say often loudest they shout Shallow values and knowledge is what they're about But the loudest of roars … Continue reading Rattling the cages
As a huge James Bond fan who happens to also be celebrating a 60th birthday this year, i am penning a number of essays on the franchise. This is the first. The charater of James Bond is complex. His job is a Governmment assassin. He has authority to kill anyone he chooses with impunity from … Continue reading Is the character James Bond relevent in todays world ?