What makes life worth living? There can be no universal answer to this, perhaps the greatest of questions because the answer would be different for each person. Things are further complicated if you have depression since the nature of the condition is to suck the joy out of experiences and thus out of life itself. … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Here’s an affectionate tribute to one of the more light-hearted pieces penned by the great George Orwell. His original piece ‘The Moon Under Water’ was first published in the Evening Standard, in 1946. It describes Orwell’s ideal pub. Unlike the great George Orwell, the master essayist of the last century, I am not and never … More The Moon Under Counter – or the Ideal Coffee Shop
Those who know me well will testify to my love affair with Earl Grey tea. It’s easily my favourite hot drink although good coffee and hot chocolate are close runners-up. I may well blog something about how my addiction began but for now I thought I’d share the following with you – my guide to … More Earl Grey – The Love Affair (or how to make the perfect cuppa)
A Random List of Favourite Things (mostly alphabetical) Animals Dolphins Penguins Polar Bears Art period 1848-1940 (Pre-Raphaelites through to surrealism) Atheist Quote ‘I desire to go to hell and not to heaven – for in hell I shall enjoy the company of princes, popes and kings, while in heaven there are only beggars, saints and … More My Favourite Things (misc)