For over three decades, the conservationist Loki Schmidt Foundation has selected Germany's "Flower of the Year" for the twelve months ahead. For 2017 they chose the poppy. It is a worthy choice. You might not believe it when you look into the British press during the autumn months but the poppy is a much neglected species, so much so … Continue reading Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Theresa May has made a "generous offer" to those EU nationals living in the UK. Others disagree. She should never have chosen that particular word. "Generous" is a lazy adjective: Not only is it subjective, it is also relative. Trust me on this one, I am a Scot. No nation has been subject to more … Continue reading Scrooge
Yes, you are in the right place. After three months of looking at my own photo every time I log in, I decided it was time for something a bit more bright and breezy. My face is out; a jigsaw and a Union Jack teacup are in. Some might say I've swapped one ugly mug … Continue reading Makeover
About bloody time! A year has gone by since Britain first left the EU and finally the politicians have actually pulled chairs up at the table and started trying to work out the details. It's not that nothing has happened in the meantime of course: Since June 24th, 2016 British politicians have given onlookers a … Continue reading The Phoney War Is Over
Just another couple of taps of the keyboard and...there! The fifty thousandth word of Brian's Brexit Chronicle! Give or take. It must be about that. I've never been very good with numbers, so I haven't. Hopefully I'm better with words. If nothing else, writing this has taught me the value of choosing them carefully. Appropriate … Continue reading Terms