July 2014

“I want to be famous!” is the cry often heard in schools, when the subject of careers comes up. I often wonder what the appeal of fame is. To be […]

It’s hard to imagine someone’s motives unless you know them very well – and even then, it’s easy to project your own experiences and beliefs on them and interpret their […]

Some time ago, my dad planted a mango stone in a pot of compost and watered it carefully until it grew into a small plant. He found the foliage rather […]

It occurred to me that I have two pages with nothing on them, Writing and Books. I thought I’d better put something on at least one of them, so here […]

You have to take your hat off to our posties and delivery men/women. Whether or not, you like the idea of them leaving a parcel when you’re out and can’t […]

Forget Never, Oublier Jamias, Vergessen Niemals The Forget Never, Oublier Jamais, Vergessen Niemals is a project initiated by Basildon MP, Stephen Metcalfe, and coordinated by The Basildon Borough Heritage Group. […]