The English Choral Tradition – Should we care?

Recently there has been a certain amount of hoo-ha in the press because the Dean and Chapter of Sheffield Cathedral have decided to disband the choir to build a new choir that better reflects the diversity of the area. Personally, with my limited experience of cathedral choirs and clergy, I suspect this to be aContinue reading “The English Choral Tradition – Should we care?”

Tackling Climate Change Part 2 – Recycling

Recycling drives me round the bend. I feel SO much better getting that off my chest! It’s not the principle of the thing – I fully support the idea of recycling as much as we can and sending as little as possible to landfill. I don’t want the seas and our marine life full ofContinue reading “Tackling Climate Change Part 2 – Recycling”

Tackling Climate Change Part 1- Fossil Fuels

Climate change is something we can no longer ignore, but how can we change our behaviour, will it make any difference, and what might it actually mean for the way we live our lives? I’m no scientist, and I’m certainly not an expert, but (as ever) I have plenty of opinions on the subject andContinue reading “Tackling Climate Change Part 1- Fossil Fuels”

The Aftermath of the Election. Where now for Remainers?

As both a Liberal Democrat and a staunch Remainer, it’s safe to say that the result of the election was not what I had hoped for when the campaigning began so optimistically a few weeks ago. Yet I feel curiously at peace with the result – why? Whatever side of the Brexit debate you standContinue reading “The Aftermath of the Election. Where now for Remainers?”

Is it ever acceptable to drink in the morning?

We’re off on holiday, hurrah! Wakened by the alarm at 4:30am we’ve made our way to the airport, braved Easyjet’s automated check-in, passed through security unscathed, grabbed breakfast in the departure lounge and walked the miles to the gate. As we take our seats on the plane it’s obvious we have a stag party withContinue reading “Is it ever acceptable to drink in the morning?”

Flying – much more than just getting on a plane… Part 1- The Departure Lounge

I love airports, even though most of my travel is work related and therefore hardly glamorous. Once you’ve fought your way past the bag drop desks (if you’re using them) and the security scans you step, as if through the wardrobe into Narnia, into a different world – the world of the Departure Lounge. IfContinue reading “Flying – much more than just getting on a plane… Part 1- The Departure Lounge”

Self Driving Cars and the M25? Good luck with that…

I recently bought a new car, and one of the many toys it came with was Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Technical bit that you can skip if you know what this is: ACC is like ordinary Cruise Control but with a cunning extra feature; a radar is built into the front grille of the car,Continue reading “Self Driving Cars and the M25? Good luck with that…”

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