By the time you read this, the 68th Cannes Film Festival will have packed up its wares and the pantechnicons will be back on the road. The awards will have been handed out and celebrated at illustrious parties, Elton John… Continue reading
Palmyra in Syria is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The news is reporting that ISIS has massacred children in this ancient capital.
It brought back this memory that I felt compelled to share…
Palmyra. What can one say? The despair… Continue reading
It is the time of the Cannes Film Festival and we are enjoying days that are as sunny and warm as midsummer. It makes for a great atmosphere down along the promenade and on the beaches at Cannes. No raincoats… Continue reading
It seems that slowly, slowly governments are waking up to the dangers of the neonicotinoid pesticides. Let us hope they do not drag their feet for much longer. How many bees have you seen this spring? We have far fewer… Continue reading
It has been reported in the press this week that a replica of the Grotte Chauvet has been created. It will be open to the public by the time you read this. … Continue reading
I am a little late to the table with this due to a heavy workload this week, so sincere apologies.
However, better late than not at all because I think it is exceedingly important to mark this moment in our… Continue reading
If you haven’t signed this yet, please do. It is vital https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees_us_pet_loc/?bhNkKeb&v=46969
Are you glad Easter is behind you? Ours has been wet although yesterday morning it cleared up and the sun is now shining and promises to remain with us for at least another week. Fortunately, the two days of… Continue reading
I have been focusing quite a bit on war recently so I thought for this month’s blog I would choose a subject that is closer to home and of a lighter aspect. A love story. This true story is set… Continue reading
It has been a while since I have written a blog for this page and I apologise. Life seems to have overtaken me these last few months.
Aside from my days of writing, I have been travelling, but a little… Continue reading
A very innovative way of creating awareness of honeybee loss: http://www.louismasai.com/#!outside-bees-2014/cnwhThe Bee Cause.
Giant chemical company Bayer just tried to sue Friends of the Earth Germany over its… Continue reading
Last month I wrote a little about the events surrounding the Charlie Hebdo massacres in Paris along with my reflections, observations while travelling in Algeria seven years ago. I am continuing along a similar theme today: Algeria and a broad… Continue reading
Thank you Michael Sutton for this informative little film about honeybees:
- I have signed this. Perhaps you would like to as well? http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16305
- It… Continue reading
I am writing this from the Eurostar on the way back to Paris. The France Show is over for another year, our Olive Farm lunch (anyone from the Olive Farm Facebook page who attends the France Show is welcome… Continue reading
I am writing this ahead of my regular blog date because I will be away on a work commitment and possibly without internet. Much could happen between today and the 26th…
This month of January has been a tragic… Continue reading
On Christmas Eve 1914 in northern France a frost set in. It had been raining for weeks, filling the trenches to waist height with water, soaking spirits, drowning hope. So acute was this drop in temperature, that it froze solid… Continue reading
This will be the briefest of Newsletters and will not contain a great deal of news!
I am intending to deliver my new novel later today or tomorrow so I am DEEP in the world of my ‘lost… Continue reading
This one is a bit urgent. Deadline 22nd December to sign, Please USA, sign this. I have. Thank you. Friends of the Earth U.S. : Tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: suspend neonics now! We only have until December 22nd… Continue reading
This month, on 9th November, six weeks after Scotland voted to remain a part of Great Britain, ‘a self-determination referendum’ was held in Catalonia. The citizen participation process on Catalonia’s political future was originally the ‘Catalan Independence Referendum’ but was… Continue reading