“Merry Christmas” everybody – time to ditch it?

  Like a recurring dream or Groundhog Day, Christmas comes round every year, and some people dread it, don’t they? Christmas Day like clockwork is always there on December 25th – but it ‘starts’ earlier, indeed these days in England it seems to kick-off earlier and earlier (as much as six months before!). No wonder […]

Our British privatised railways – a dog’s dinner or the envy of the World?

    Last weekend, there was major chaos & disruption experienced by thousands of rail commuters at Kings Cross & Paddington, two of London’s biggest stations. This resulted from ‘overrunning engineering work’ undertaken by Network Rail over the Christmas break [NR run the infrastucture of rails and statione etc]. This is just another nail in the […]

Christmas – bah humbug?

Every year it come around again without fail doesn’t it? Christmas. Most of us dread it of course don’t we? We daren’t admit it though would we, as the stigma of Charles Dickens’ Scrooge would stick to us like glue? It starts very early in the year nowadays. It is supposed to be in December […]

Easter – wots that?

The so expensive ‘Winter’ egg The ‘Alfred the Great’ egg We are all enjoying Easter. Grown-ups because it is holiday time, and kids because it is easter egg time! But nobody knows what Easter is all about – apart from a few doddery old folk who were properly brought up as Christians. Even then they […]