Why this Blog?

A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


I welcome your comments, so do please write. Please note however that all comments are moderated prior to publication. Whilst I fully appreciate that life can be frustrating, nevertheless, abuse, SMS language and illiteracy will not be tolerated!

Sunday 19 June 2011

Death of a Spacecraft

The BBC has published a video of the burning-up of the spacecraft Jules Verne in 2008 as it re-entered the earth's atmosphere.


Friday 3 June 2011


This news item caught my eye the other day.

It made me think of certain prominent individuals (some French) who might be breathing a sigh of relief - if their eyes like mine caught the news item!

Until the next time