Approximately 3 billion ducks are slaughtered each year for meat worldwide.
There is much discussion about whether to support or reject the new tier system
Portugal isn't exactly just round the corner, but the notes I made when on holiday there in 2017 are in a drawer in my bedroom...
My Diary for this week last year tells me that I was…
'Did I chop off the cat's tail? I don't know because I don't know anything. I just woke up and I know nothing, not even who I am'
I don't think this dusty miniature volume was Willie's philatelic pride and joy
This was once the workplace of women known as prostitutes
I accidentally sat on my reading glasses. So it became the holiday "of sticky tape and epoxy glue"
I help pupils write sparkling prose and cracking headlines
The challenge is to use words ending in TION in a stream of consciousness. If it hadn't been for SoCS, the British rapper Tion Wayne would have passed me by. As it is, my attention has been piqued and henceforth I shall roam the land up and down, back and forth, this way and that, … Continue reading SoCS 19.9.20: Tion Wayne
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The original street plan shaped the gardens you see today
It is an exotic place, an eccentric jumble of colour that never fails to reward
The joy of travel without moving (very much) One of my fridge magnets...
The spectacle that greets you will live in the memory for a lifetime
Her husband ran off with Mrs Eve Fleming, mother of the James Bond author Ian Fleming
Sympathy of poorly performing politicians is running out
What kind of love did they share? What made them strong?
'The painting showed a tall brown tree trunk in a jungle of green'