Monthly Archives: August 2018

A gardening/plant question

Can anyone enlighten me as to what this plant is?

Originally it was growing through a hedge and only ever produced a few leaves. I cleared the central part of the hedge to create another bed for plants.

Since then, in a matter of a few weeks it has begun to produce these berries.

One odd aspect is that birds have ceased attempting to ‘decorate’ the back fence and now concentrate on the side fence.

Any suggestions/comments will be more than welcome.

‘Knowing’ what to do……

Can anyone explain why, when someone dies, most of what he (or she – Ed) has saved up over a lifetime should be turned over to politicians, rather than to his (or her – Ed) heirs?
Thomas Sowell

Many stories have emerged in the media detailing how people who have  behaved financially, ie been prudent, have ‘lost’ their ‘assets’ (be that savings or ‘property value’, when they have needed ‘care’ in their final years (ie care homes).

I hold  Power of Attorney for a lady, currently 103 years of age, whose savings were just over the border line whereby she could receive ‘free care’. This lady,  who lost her ‘one and only love’ during World War II and never married,  worked all her life for one employer and by means of ‘due diligence’ accumulated what, to some, would be considered a small fortune. read more.....

Brexit: A ‘EUtopia’ that does not exist.

Recently Theresa May met Emmanuel Macron.

She warned him that Brussels faces a choice of a ‘Chequers deal or no deal’ as they held talks at Fort Bregancon. (source).

If this report is true:

Who gave this woman, with an inflated ego, the right to adopt this decision? Who, amongst those she is supposed to serve, gave her the right to issue such an ultimatum?

Theresa May has conflated ‘leaving the EU’ with ‘leaving the political construct of the EU’ – possibly deliberately, following a disastrous and totally inept  leave campaign – and possibly due to her having wished to remain in the EU. Who gave her the right to so do? read more.....