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Monday, August 21, 2017

ESPACE VS PORSCHE 911 – and how to operate a hearing...

My father is partially deaf. My father makes comments to my mother about other people. My father thinks they are “asides”, which only she...

SERVING THE ROCK – Commander E.L. Davies R.N. (Retd.)

  words | Mike Brufal Eddie Davies, 73, was born in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales and educated in Monmouth School, followed by Nottingham High School,...

BAT SPOTTING – Creatures of misunderstanding

words | Nicole Macedo     photos | Stewart Finlayson The link between bats and the occult stems from an ancient Asian myth about vampires that...

GROWING UP, COMING HOME – and all the sad realisations in-between

‘That’s the funny thing about coming home, it looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realise what’s changed is you.’ Brad...

MARINE NUISANCES – Nautilus: A living fossil

In 1870, a famous French writer published an epic tale of adventure whose influences are still evident in me today. The author was none...

STEELY RESOLVE – of Alison Macmillan

From the Rock’s reluctant days of transposing EU Directives in the late ‘90s to the current complexities of Brexit, Foreign Office diplomat and Jane-of-all-trades...

OUR SALVADOR – Man of the People

July 1st marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Sir Joshua Hassan. Last week, I was shown footage from 1997 of the service...

DECEMBER SALES – Time to sell, sell, sell!

words | Richard Cartwright Businesses too, just like you and me, look forward to Christmas in order to boost their income to compensate for the,...

BROCCOLI IS BARGAIN – Diet for a month, lifestyle forever

After the December indulgence in rich foods and comfort drinks, most of you may be planning a stretch of healthy eating to get back...

SCREEN TIME – How much is too much?

The paddling pool rippled enticingly under the sunlight, a tiny machine whirred a myriad of bubbles, buckets and spades and a variety of brightly...