Category Archives: Rant

Please give me a Placebo

This morning an article was published on the BBC News website:  “Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work.”  Apparently there has been some debate about this.  “Scientists say they have settled one of medicine’s biggest debates after a huge study found … Continue reading

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Not Impressed Cadbury’s

We spent a lovely few days with my mum over Christmas.  As ever, she had over-estimated how much we would eat and packed us off home with some extra goodies in case we didn’t have any food in the house … Continue reading

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Food and Health Experts

Advance warning: this is a bit of a rant. The internet is such a wonderful source of information.  It’s possible to learn so much these days.  A question pops into one’s head and within seconds it can be answered.  I … Continue reading

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Banana Rant

I make my own breakfast cereal.  It’s a sort of granola.  Based on a recipe from the “More with Less” cookbook by Doris Longacre.  The idea is to incorporate all sorts of good, wholesome things with a touch of luxury.  … Continue reading

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Christmas Rant

Christmas marketing: Grrr!  OK, I know Christmas gets marketed earlier and earlier every season.  Armies of graduates are churned out of marketing courses at universities and colleges every year, trained to treat the rest of us as if we are … Continue reading

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On Marriage

Today is the first day on which two people of the same gender can have a ceremony and register as ‘married’ in the United Kingdom.  D and I have a civil partnership,  a registration of a same-sex relationship which confers … Continue reading

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