Something to Think About

These are a series of posts that share my views, opinions and sometimes issues that I think are important to highlight.

The Windrush Scandal and Immigration, the Backbone of our success as nations.

Thinking about booking your summer holiday – who is watching your house?

Are you one of the millions who have not made a will or provision for the division of your estate, or care of children or pets?

Putting Restrictions on your happiness

Google Shutting Down and your Blog Connection

I am sure that you  have seen a number of reports on the shutting down of Google+ social network following its cover up of a breach in March this year, resulting in the exposure of the personal data of up to 500,000 internet users. However, this process according to the tech reports is going to take ten months, and from my perspective the rot has already set in.

New Year’s Resolutions

The R’s of Life

In January 2016 I began a series that I was intending to publish as a book but since it has been languishing… I have decided to re-run since it is three years since it was last posted.

The title came about as I dipped into a Thesaurus to find some words for a poem I was writing. I noticed that a great many words that reflected (see what I mean) key elements in our lives began with the letter ‘R’. In the original series there was an introduction, but I am skipping that to dive straight into what I believe is becoming extinct in many areas of our world and our own lives…..




Disturbingly, concerns are being raised about the number of babies who are handed over to strangers in early infancy to be socialised ready for the outside world. Child care is expensive and not always in a child’s best interests.

Part two on the subject of relationships and if unsocialised as a child, an adult is going to struggle as an adult.

Romance – sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find the real prince charming.

Human Rights Part One.

Human Rights part Two.

In this week’s R’s of Life, I explore our right to Freedom of Speech and Religion and our obligations with regard to them.


One of life’s certainties is that at some point you are going to be rejected personally or professionally. It can happen at any age and because it is a certainty, it does pay to prepare for it, or if unexpected have some strategies to cope with it.

This week in the R’s of Life,  I look at the true cost of retail therapy and the waste associated with our drive to own the latest and the most fashionable.  And also the mountains of food that goes uneaten in most of our countries when millions are starving.

This week a look at Revenge…in the R’s of Life…. and it is never really sweet…

This week in the R’s of Life I look at the billions of dollars spent in regulated and non-regulated cosmetic surgeries and procedures in an effort to look young.