Sunday, July 22, 2007

Russian Affairs

According to the press reports this week, Russia feels that anti-terrorism co-operation with the United Kingdom is now impossible.

Whilst not wishing to appear too cynical, was Russia "co-operating" when it allowed an assassination, utilising a radioactive substance, in a public restaurant in the heart of London?

If so, the Russian President has a strange understanding of the meaning of the term "anti-terrorism".

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Place Name of the Week Award

Whilst driving along the B6318 in Northumberland (en route to visit Housteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall)I was delighted to drive through a hamlet by the delightful name of Twice Brewed.

Imagine my even greater delight when I found that the next hamlet is called Once Brewed!

I have absolutely no idea how they came by their names (apart from the obvious assumption that they have at some stage been connected with brewing). However, if anyone can enlighten me, please do leave a comment.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thought for the Day

The average adult has 100 billion brain cells.

We lose 85,000 of these every day.

If all our brain cells were laid end-to-end the line would be 200 million miles long (from here to the sun and back).

The Power of Love

Looking through my writing archives for the month of March, I came across the following article, initially published in my weekly column for...