I remember “Cry Freedom” the Attenborough masterpiece which drew the world’s attention to South Africa. I remember the sporting controversies, especially the cricket ones, where politics meddled. I remember the big, broad, too-wide-for-one-man smile as he walked through the gates. Tears of happiness. I remember the joy of his becoming president, and punching the air […]

Tiny Tim in “A Christmas Carol”

Based on Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol” is touring the UK again this festive season, presented by Talkwood Productions. Several regional theatres feature in the schedule, as well as a couple of weeks over Christmas-New Year in the West End at the Charing Cross Theatre. Book tickets here, or see links below. Mon 2 Dec […]

On homeopathy

Originally posted on Oh, Matron!:
Homeopathy is a system of treatment invented in 1796 by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. “Medicine” in the eighteenth century was not exactly evidence based, and Hahnemann correctly realised that a lot of it did more harm than good; however unlike some of his contempories (such as Edward Jenner…