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Not a piece about Dr Who - Honest - Sunday Photo Fiction.

It’s hard to resist anything other than something Dr Who based on this.

I could write about how Tom Baker,  Doctor of my childhood, remains my favourite though I will not because those memories seem far off these days. 164 more words


August G…uest #6: Home Sweet Home

 Meet Ritu @ But I Smile Anyway… 

Hi there!   I’m Ritu from the blog But I Smile Anyway…  425 more words

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August G…uest #6: Home Sweet Home

Ritu3 Meet Ritu @ But I Smile Anyway…  Hi there!   I’m Ritu from the blog But I Smile Anyway…  I’d like to thank Esmé for inviting me over to do a guest post on her blog. Isn’t she just the best! At the moment, I am sat at home, back with my parents, regressing back to the days before I was a Mrs, the days before I was a wife or a mother. It doesn’t matter how old you are when you go back home, you automatically slip into the role of the child. (You don’t? Must only be me then!) Ritu 1 Mum, well, she is in her element! From making cups of tea to whipping up favourite dishes, magically producing activities to keep her grandchildren busy, as well as managing to turn my dirty clothes heap into a pile of freshly laundered garments, she just keeps going! Ritu2 Pops is the same, but not quite. He’s there with those never-ending hugs and that feeling that you are Daddy’s girl, no matter what age you are. Seeing him in his familiar spot, on the sofa, hearing him potter about in the mornings, performing his daily rituals, all these things, make you really feel you are home. And me, I’m sat here, enjoying my freedom to write, knowing the kids are busy with their grandparents. Or if I want to read for an hour, or go for a peaceful walk, I can. But actually, what I want to do most of all, is to sit with them. Enjoy my time with my parents. They’re not getting any younger, and my mum often reminds me by saying “I’m not being morbid but…” then discussing something regarding what will happen when she/they are not around. I don’t want to acknowledge that fact. Not at all. I know I have to, and when that time comes, I will. But for now, I want to create even more memories of them, with them. I want to talk about our childhood, their childhood, and store the tales away into my mind, so I can take them out at any time, and reminisce. I want my children to have fond memories of the times they spend with their grandparents. I want them to know just how wonderful these people are. And now, I shall disappear, to go and share a cuppa and a giggle with my beloved parents. Treasure yours. They won’t be around forever. Please visit Ritu @ But I Smile Anyway…  for as she put it: Musings and memories, words and wisdom… of a working family woman

Labour's worrying opinions on Venezuela.

Over the past few weeks, as Venezuela continues to crumble, MPs who once supported Chávez and his socialist revolution have been called out, asked simply will they condemn Maduro’s actions? 433 more words


Harrow Tories tweet #racist attack on #Abbott. Hide account. Too late

Last night, Harrow Conservative Association’s official Twitter account put out a grossly racist tweet to its followers and the wider world. The object of that tweet was Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott: 506 more words

Black women are the least valued people in society

Beyonce’s Lemonade may have exposed the inner lives of black women, but in 2017 black women are still the least valued in society, and no one really seems to care. 1,015 more words


Brexit: Single Market - Multiple Statements

It looks as though everyone on the Labour frontbench is starting to say the same thing – membership of the single market post-Brexit is possible. Everyone that is except Jeremy Corbyn.


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Brexit plans in chaos as Government contradicts itself over end of free movement when Britain leaves EU

Brandon Lewis says new immigration rules will be in place in the spring of 2019 – just hours after Amber Rudd said an ‘implementation period’ would be needed… 699 more words