Category Archives: Freedom

Does The Media Annoy You Too?

Are London 2017 World Championships the end of an era for athletics in Britain? ALAN TYERS I have to ask the question, WHY? Why couldn’t this headline have said. ‘Athletic stars leave a legacy to motivate and inspire.’ Or. ‘Retiring champions leave … Continue reading

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A Filipino Nurse

https://www.adb.org                                                 Here’s a tale for you. This is Lucy, there’s no photo and Lucy isn’t her … Continue reading

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Beverley Beck

When we relocated from Hampshire and country living to Beverley in East Yorkshire and town living there was a certain amount of apprehension. The name Charliecountryboy relates to birds, bees and trees, not as some people interpreted as a Country … Continue reading

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It’s Tougher for Kids Today?

We say it’s tougher for kids today than it’s ever been. But are we not just a tidgey widgey bit wrapped up in our own time when we say that? In the 1800’s if they survived childbirth they could look … Continue reading

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I’m Amazing (I Think)

During the dark early hours I was reflecting upon my life and I suddenly realised how amazing I must be. When I was a child I can recall my mother saying to visitors, “You’ll never guess what he’s done now.” … Continue reading

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What Happened to Identity?

I have heard a lot recently about young people lacking identity. I have heard a lot recently about radicalisation of kids that are looking for identity. There are scholarly articles explaining the social and cultural problems in our society and … Continue reading

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Paris, Moulin Rouge and Hot Chocolate

Back in Paris, I love Paris and it seemed the perfect place to take my wife for her birthday. It’s been a while, but nothing has changed. Parisian’s do not build towering office blocks around Notre Dame or place skyscrapers … Continue reading

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