The Statue of Liberty

So Mr Trump says he’s going to make America great again. He’s going to do it by building a wall between the USA and Mexico to keep the Mexicans out; he’s going to stop all Muslims from coming into the USA; he egged on his supporters when they attacked blacks at his rallies and he’s happy to be endorsed by David Duke, the leader of the Klu Klux Klan; he makes fun of disabled people and says that women should be “treated like sh*t” (I am quoting him); he’s going to make the rest of the world “respect America again” by refusing to negotiate with anyone and thereby refusing to respect anyone else… And the list goes on. His supporters wildly cheer every time he says these things, which makes me sad and...

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Take a moment

Bella, my daughter’s dog, is spending the day with us. The Wonder Dog is in heaven. He adores her. So, to give the “kids” a treat, we took them out to one of our favourite spots in the countryside. It’s a little water hole, off a dirt track out in the Mt Crawford area. There were lots of baby Christmas trees; a good smattering¬†of old gums; moss and lichen a-plenty, thanks to the recent rains; a few adventurous birds, and several ponds of water, as well as a couple of little creeks that had enough water in them to send them tumbling into the pools. We even heard a few frogs. The two dawgs had a lovely time, sniffing everything and piddling everywhere. Bella barked at a couple of horse riders as they ambled by. (The Wonder Dog didn’t...

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Oh you kids!

I don’t know; I go on a little holiday and, when my back is turned, things go awry. I can’t leave you kids alone for two seconds! I hear that little Johnny Britain has taken his ball and gone home. He reckons he doesn’t want to play with the other kids anymore. I’m not sure what it’s about. Some say it’s because he didn’t like the other kids telling him what to do. Some say it’s because he didn’t want to play with the foreign kids that had been coming into the playground. I’ve also heard that someone at home told him he didn’t need other children, and he’d be fine playing on his own. Of course, he’s already feeling lonely and now no one wants him back to play. They’ve even said he...

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