Good morning, Mary Anne from the Philippines and Florence from Zimbabwe. If dying with dignity is a goal, then making it impossible for (night) nurses to access Facebook and the rest of the internet would make a huge difference in terms of willingness to go and cast a glance on the moribund, who to be quite honest aren’t as interesting as the photos of Mandy on the beach. But there is in the UK this quasi-religious cult of the holy nurse and the sacred NHS which blinds people to how miserable it often actually is, and how nasty many of its employees, from the Oxbridge kleptocracy down.
- Don’t take photos of gegants
Tom has been having the standard problems you get when you photograph the police in a country suffering from separatist and
- Parasitical beatles and snails get their just desserts
Most people think that the kermes oak, Quercus coccifera, is actually holly because it’s a prickly evergreen tree that round here
- Isn’t it too hot to go walking in Spain in the summer?
If you’re coming to Barcelona in the summer you probably won’t want to do huge amounts of walking around town because
- islamic televangelism
Le Monde Diplomatique contains a very interesting article (larded with the customary anti-democratic spin) on socio-religious change in Egypt. In it
- Extraordinary effects of a solar eclipse on the population of Tripoli on June 4 1788
Tully, Letters written during a ten years’ residence at the court of Tripoli (1819): June 12 1788 To you, my dear friend, who