Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

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