In 1997, Princess Diana died. I was twelve at the time and even then I was mystified, creeped out and suspicious of the mass public grief that followed. It all seemed a bit showy, fake and self indulgent. Thousands flocked to Buckingham Palace to leave tributes and I found myself struggling to accept that a … Continue reading Diana
Right off the bat, to avoid any confusion, I'm going to say that I'm all for Remembrance Day. Or to be clearer, I'm with the old fashioned meaning of it- that it's a day to remember the horror and death of the World Wars and other conflicts Britain has involved itself in. It's about remembering … Continue reading Poppies and Pitt: Losing sight of what Remembrance Day is about.
I don't often by a newspaper. With the net there's not really any need, I can get the news from the BBC and Huffington Post, but I do occasionally pick up The i, sometimes even the Guardian. What I will not buy is the Sun. Or the Daily Mail, but let's focus on the Sun … Continue reading Too much, Sun
Two stories at the moment, both stretching what can be called "news". First of all- "Grandparent takes picture of grandchild". The first picture of the future king, George emerged and there's been tons of discussion about the fact the first official picture is taken by his maternal grandfather. Sure, this is a break from tradition … Continue reading These pictures are not news
Ah, January. The time of year when in Britain where we all try and recover from gorging on mince pies, spend wildly in the sales and, of course, complain. According to "scientists" January includes Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year. Of course, this is entirely arbitrary and not taken seriously by anybody apart … Continue reading Toothless: Least favourite ad of the moment