Category: General

“I just couldn’t stop thinking”

Some Comments on the article in The Times, Monday
September 28th 2015
“I just couldn’t stop thinking”
by Rose Bretécher.
She tells Lucy Cavendish what cured her.

The article begins with the statement: “Rose Bretécher at the age of 29, is the latest publishing sensation. She has just written……

Bad History: Schoolchildren are not responsible for the crimes of slavery

Bad History: Schoolchildren are not responsible for the crimes of slavery



The 1948 Voyage of the Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to London

Verifying the details of this famous voyage proved astonishingly difficult considering its place in modern history. It was only after months of trawling the internet and emailing every Caribbean connection known to me, that a definitive response was received from:

Gareth Bellis



To use the argument that the population of Britain originated from waves of immigration to justify the present day unsustainable figures is disingenuous, as it is entirely a matter of scale.

What is now referred to as Ancient Britain was a peninsula of Europe, until a tsunami, triggered by gigantic……

Population Growth

An article on population growth by Rod Liddle

The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith

The Deserted Village
by Oliver Goldsmith

Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
Where health and plenty cheared the labouring swain,
Where smiling spring its earliest visit paid,
And parting summer’s lingering blooms delayed,
Dear lovely bowers of innocence and ease,
Seats of my youth, when every sport could please,
How often have I loitered o’er……

OCD Can also be triggered

Obsessive–compulsive syndrome, the DSM says, involves recurrent and persistent thoughts, impulses, or images that are experienced as intrusive and that cause marked anxiety or distress. These thoughts, impulses, or images are of a degree or type, eg preoccupations with sexual, violent or religious thoughts, that lies outside the normal range of……