May day, may day should we celebrate or commiserate?

Part pagan, part seasonal,  part religious, part romantic, part revolutionary, part parade, part protest - May Day is a right old hotch-potch of a national holiday. We likely associate it with some kind of spectacle; May Queens and maypole dancing (in villages and towns), a bawdy Fire Festival (Edinburgh) or University students; jumping off bridges (Oxford), running into the … Continue reading May day, may day should we celebrate or commiserate?

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It looks like a ding dong of a divorce

Are horror marriages becoming a trend? In the past year we've had the celebrity version - Jonny Depp and Amber Heard, the 'trapped without love for 40 years' version - Tini Owens,  'the buried in a cesspit' version - Helen Bailey.  And now we've got the Mel B version. Allegations of threesomes, extortion, physical violence, an affair with the … Continue reading It looks like a ding dong of a divorce