for August, 2015

Scuppering Silence

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Words are amazing. Even if you disagree and say they’re boring they’re amazing, because without them you wouldn’t be able to say they’re boring. If you quacked or grunted like a hippo or made weird whaley sounds, I wouldn’t have a clue what you meant and would probably be driving you to casualty right now. When […]

And the good news is …

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We’re just back from South Africa, that miracle of a country – though you wouldn’t believe it from the media. The papers, TV and radio news were awash with crime stories, corruption scandals and criticism of the government. The stabbing of a man waiting by the roadside after his car broke down; the report on […]