ActionAid – Shardha

  I’ve been affected by ActionAid’s TV ads about sponsoring a Third World child who will communicate with me by word and artwork.   So I got in touch with them.   They offered me a choice of gender, age, and country.   I decided on female, 8 to 12, and any country.   I’ve been wondering why I […]
Otley Spring / Arab Spring

One of the things I enjoy most about this time of year is spotting The Signs Of Spring.   There are the usual brave green shoots and the courageous snowdrops but the grassy hills around Otley are recovering from their bleached winter look to reveal a gentle patina of fresh green.   Nearly all the Wharfedale pasture […]