Hamlet by William Shakespeare

A brilliant production at the Harold Pinter theatre in London starring Andrew Scott.  Beg, borrow or steal a ticket! “Andrew Scott’s Hamlet is at pains to remind us that at the theatre we spy on ourselves”,  was the verdict by the Guardian’s Kate Kellaway. *********** Hamlet is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest play and one that’s been…

Advice from Ralph Waldo Emerson and it’s a revelation

  “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.  Some  blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with  your old nonsense.”   Ralph Waldo…

Warning Before Shopping

The next time you go shopping remember these wise words and save yourself some money in the process. “The consumer society is a giant tranquilliser for raw nerves.” Professor Theodore Zeldin, Oxford University   I’ve chosen the photograph above from my growing (groaning more like judging from the weight) collection not necessarily for religious reasons but because it’s…