Maslenitsa

By Sunday, February 26, 2012 0 Permalink

I thought I had lost everyone and nothing further could happen. Never underestimate the universe. Since writing last I have suffered the tragic loss of my partner of 4 years. The man who mended me in the aftermath of losing my father, who cared for me when I lost my mother and gave me the courage to be myself and follow my passions. The grief of losing a partner is very very different from that of losing parents. I have great clarity and lucidity on the matter at present and am trying desperately to ensure I remain the person he held me up to be and not turn into an embittered, resentful Miss Havisham figure. If someone has for four years taught you how to function as an emotional being and taught you to love yourself and life then it would be more than an insult to trash that. Being totally alone without your ...

‘Please Sir, Can I Have Some More’?

By Monday, February 6, 2012 0 Permalink

So the UK is in debt to the tune of £1 trillion. To tell you the truth I am not even sure I know how to express that in figures. It's definitely quite a lot though. 64% of the GDP in fact. Apparently it has been worse; 180% of GDP. But that was in the 1940s when there was a world war going on. Britain often likes to point out when matters were worse, (usually governments favour the 'let's blame the previous administration' approach). They also relish  in pointing to countries in a worse situation. This arrogance is a little hard to swallow now however when in actual fact Britain is in a similar, or even worse position than many of these countries previously condemned. To put it into context, Italy's national debt is about 120% and the USA's is 100% when I last checked. Not so clever now are you Britain? ...