Diana

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

Poppies and Pitt: Losing sight of what Remembrance Day is about.

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.