Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Steven Spielberg pulls out as artistic director for 2008 Beijing Olympics

Well done to Mr. Spielberg for putting the wider needs of humanity first. Read the full story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/724016.htm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk
(I am unable to log onto the IOC website at this present time!)

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

A Beautiful Dream

A beautiful dream like laughter in summer
A ripple of water over stones
A moment of silence before the song starts
A voyage home

A forest caught in the late rainstorm
A shiver from the open window
A cobweb of rainbows in the sunlight
A moment alone
~
And where the skies and waters meet
Pour my eyes to sleep
I'll wait and see
~
I'll wait and see a beautiful dream

Monday, 11 February 2008

First bumble bee in garden

The incredibly mild weather has bought out the bumble bees. Encountered the first one in the garden today but there isn't much flowering at the moment for it. Check out what's springing up now in the garden at www.flickr.com/photos/ripplestone

Sunday, 10 February 2008

17,000 reasons why equality under the British Law system should never be eroded....

There is a saddening report in the Independent today about the 17,000 victims of 'honour crimes' in this country. www.independent.co.uk . Our legal system should never be hijacked by such discrimination but be there to protect the civil liberties and rights of the women as equally and rigorously as the rights of the men in this country.