Les Mis Caricatures

Is It Better with this One?…. Or the Second?

Early this morning I posted a fairly unremarkable photo on Instagram. The aforementioned a picture of my garden, recently rendered almost monochrome by ‘Beast from the East’ snow drifts and West Yorkshire’s foreboding grey skies. While editing the photograph, prior to publishing it on social media, I formed an opinion that finding the most effective…

A Hot Cold Call

This morning, while pondering over a subject for today’s blog, a distraction came in the shape of a cold call kindly offering to ‘review my insurance policies’. When picking up the call I noticed its source location was a small provincial town in the UK. I’ve never been to this town, although I’m sure its inhabitants are perfectly fragrant individuals. However,…

Almonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Recently an acquaintance relayed an assumption they’d formed about relationships, in particular those where one party suffered from terminal illness. They opined, that under those circumstances the partnership would be one of unrelenting cordiality. After all your relationship together is on borrowed time; how could you possibly argue anymore? Their presumption being, despite the patient and…