Grieving together for the darling buds of May

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles to-day To-morrow will be dying. Robert Herrick (1648) And in this week of terror, terrible grief and collective mourning we may find some consolation to think of those killed and injured like Herrick's ‘rosebuds’; cherished and adored. The rosebud, simply the … Continue reading Grieving together for the darling buds of May

What should Jeremy do with negative news? Have some borage.

Unelectable, unrealistic, unpatriotic, oh yes and a loony. The British press have found a ready beast to beat this election it seems. In a survey of negative news this week, Loughborough University have worked out that the Labour party are getting it in the neck, way more than the other political parties. And Jeremy Corbyn, … Continue reading What should Jeremy do with negative news? Have some borage.

In need of a boost for your snap election Mrs May? Bring on the snapdragons…

Mrs May, ever the Vicar's daughter, seemingly wants to deliver us unto us.  And she seems to aim to do so with strength and graciousness. Like a snapdragon. Upright, tall and strong.  The flower with power and jaws and a snout. Believed to protect, restore, and strengthen...     Theresa May's try-out then as chat show guest (BBC, … Continue reading In need of a boost for your snap election Mrs May? Bring on the snapdragons…