Monthly Archives: April 2014

To the Frozen North (well, Scotland that is!) and adventurous children!

I recently travelled up to Scotland to see some friends in Glasgow but decided to stop off en route to explore the countryside and stay overnight in a small B&B. My journey took in the Lake District (but more about … Continue reading

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Sympathy for the Devil…………………….

© Kindadukish First you make me wear the T-shirt, then you submit me to constant playing of “Sympathy for the Devil” track, do you not realise that this can have a serious psychological effect on such a young mind as … Continue reading

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Creating a Password…………and can’t we all relate to this!

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Brain Drain………………….UK Students Head to Foreign Universities

The number of UK students who would consider studying abroad is rising fast, according to the British Council A survey of more than 2,500 students found 37% would take up a degree overseas, compared with 20% in a similar poll … Continue reading

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Equal Pay……………for Men!

Landmark case as 18 men win claim for equal pay with female colleagues  The 18 men – carpenters, plumbers and caretakers – took the University of Wales, Trinity St David (UWTSD) to an employment tribunal claiming they were being paid … Continue reading

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The Dismal Failure of “Progressive Education”……………………?

At the inner-city secondary school where I taught for two years, one object neatly summed up its failings: the skip. Hidden at the back of the school, this skip was kept full with furniture broken by out-of-control pupils, scraps of … Continue reading

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Chester Food and Drink Festival 2014…………just not very good!

I have visited the Chester food and drink festival for five of the last seven years and have always found it very enjoyable and a worthwhile trip. This year I was extremely disappointed with the event for a number of … Continue reading

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Another Glorious Day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

View Looking Back to Bretton Hall It was another glorious sunny morning and feeling fit and energetic I decided to go to possible my favourite place to visit, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I arrived about 9.45, parked my car in … Continue reading

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And we wonder why there is no Middle East peace process………………….

A professor who took a group of Palestinian students to Auschwitz has been disowned by his university and branded a ‘traitor’ by those in his community. Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian students from Al-Quds University to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Skies over West Yorkshire…………..

After what was a beautiful day, the skies over West Yorkshire suddenly took on an eerie atmosphere yesterday afternoon. As the clouds formed and seemed to hang very low over the Colne Valley it just reminded me of the scene … Continue reading

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