Monthly Archives: September 2016

Shimon Peres…….possibly Israels greatest politician and leader (1923 – 2016)

  Shimon Peres was born on August 2, 1923 (some sources say August 16, 1923), in Wieniawa, Poland (now Vishniev, Belarus). In 1997, he became acting prime minister when Yitzhak Rabin stepped down. Peres was elected the Prime Minister of … Continue reading

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Does “the terrible twos” actually exist?

Originally posted on ulearn2bu:
I’ve never agreed with the idea of the “terrible twos” and now a former teacher, coach, and therapist has come out and said what many of us have long thought. Tantrums are caused by lax…

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Steam locomotives……….it’s in the blood!

Last Thursday I took the opportunity of travelling on the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall on a gloriously sunny day. This is my third trip in the last twelve months and just as enjoyable as the other two. … Continue reading

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The Ig Nobel Awards 2016……and the one for psychology is?

The 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony took place on Thursday night, and as always, the goofy award show recognized some of the silliest science around — or as they put it, research that makes “people LAUGH, and then … Continue reading

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“Catch”………..a seafood restaurant to savour

There are times when I despair about customer service these days in hotels, bars and restaurants, where casual indifference to the customer seems to be “de rigeur.” Put this alongside portions of food that wouldn’t feed a whelk it leaves … Continue reading

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Vilnius……..happiest residents in Europe

Ninety-eight percent of residents of Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, were satisfied with life in their city in an EU survey taken last year, closely followed by Stockholm and Copenhagen at 97 percent each. The lowest satisfaction among EU capitals was … Continue reading

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“Ee, bah gum, its grim up north”…..until you get to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Having lived in West Yorkshire for the best part of twenty-four years I have been a regular visitor to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Breton, as it is one of the UKs most beautiful country parks. Today was a glorious … Continue reading

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Boys behaving disgracefully at school & where are the teachers?

Originally posted on ulearn2bu:
I was sickened to read that an MPs report says sexual harassment is rife in schools. Girls as young as 11 are groped, taunted and called “slags” and “sluts” and unwanted touching is accepted as a…

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Stephane Grappelli…..pianist extraordinaire

Between 1978 and 1992 I lived in Sheffield and was a regular attender at music events in the city, in particular the Leadmill and the Crucible Theatre. Amongst the artists I went to see were Ornate Coleman (twice), Abdullah Ibrahim, … Continue reading

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Canal Walks…….Hebden Bridge to Todmorden

With glorious weather forecast for today I decided to continue with my exploration of the canal paths of West Yorkshire. Todays walk (number four in the series) would be from Hebden Bridge to Todmorden (which can never make its mind … Continue reading

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