blogging, Mental Health

Sinking to New Depths

You know it is wretched when I'm contemplating painting my toenails. Why? Being retired, painting my nails is a task that holds little importance. A very low priority. Especially given it's winter! Those unpainted keratinous coverings are well and truly hidden in the comfy warmth of deep, fluffy socks for another month or two. Photo… Continue reading Sinking to New Depths

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Community

Survival Tips for Neighbours from Hell

We think of neighbours in concrete terms, in being good or bad, but are they in fact, just varying degrees of different, from ourselves? They lead different lives, they might have different beliefs and traditions, but they are still people, first and foremost. And they make up our community.

Vejen, Denmark
Book review, Community

Invisible Murder – Book Review

With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading.   Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives… Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review