Monthly Archives: June 2013

Young Lithuanian girl ponders “will it or won’t it?”

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Mallard anniversary: Steam locomotive Bittern marks record run (and yes, I am an old steam train fanatic).

Bittern is one of the six surviving locos designed by Sir Nigel Gresley A 1937 steam locomotive has run along the section of track where a another locomotive set an unbeaten world record 75 years ago. Bittern, an A4-class engine, a … Continue reading

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Especially for my two favourite psychologists……..a tasty “snackette”

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Skaisciausios Dievo Motinos cerkve, Vilnius, Lithuania (different view)

(c) Kindadukish

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The Uzupis Constitution (in about 18 different languages)

A few years ago the district of Uzupis, in the city of  Vilnius, declared itself to be an independent republic. A President and bishop were appointed, four flags were designed [one for each season], and a suitable constitution was duly drawn … Continue reading

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Nearly one in 10 new graduates ‘unemployed’

  University leavers are taking a growing share of jobs Nearly one in 10 students were believed to be unemployed six months after graduating from UK universities in 2012, new statistics show. Men were slightly more likely than women to … Continue reading

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A Little Light Humour to Start the Day……………………….

Sadly for many graduates today this is a little too near the truth. In the UK very few (about 7%) of psychology graduates become professional psychologists, a fact which often comes as a shock to undergraduates. In the past few … Continue reading

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Well I wonder what Jack is doing in Vilnius…………….?

On a recent visit to Vilnius Castle I bumped in to an incognito Jack Nicholson ………..but it was him, I am convinced of it.  

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One in three absences due to anxiety and stress

A study examining 58,700 individual GPs’ sick notes between October 2011 and January 2013 found that 35% were given for “mild to moderate mental health disorders”, such as depression, anxiety and stress.   The study also found that there was … Continue reading

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10 types of irritating advice for parents………..

10 types of irritating advice for parents The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are about to have their first baby. (As is my daughter) There are plenty of things in short supply in this situation. Sleep, for example. But there … Continue reading

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