Valentine’s Day

This might be the first time in my life, since boys started to be on my radar (circa 1849), that I kind of forgot about Valentine’s Day. Of course there is a little marketing to remind us, and I say that without a hint of sarcasm, but it really didn’t occur to me until today. […]

An open love-letter

You’ve changed my life, (and probably the lives of millions, around the world), but let’s not talk about them.  I want to think that I’m your special one. I can’t thank you enough, for the things  you’ve introduced me to that I might never have experienced, had I not met you.  From the moment we […]

Who, being loved, is poor?

Who indeed.  And who was it who said this?  Why, the inimitable Mr Wilde of course, and as always; he was completely right.  Except not about actual poor people, with or without love they are really, as in the dictionary definition; poor.  No amount of trying to beam amour from your eyes intensely into the […]

Running with the Valentine theme

I’ve been talking to students today about love.  It’s Saint Valentine’s Day, so of course I have.  It’s not a big deal here, at all, and honestly, it’s rather nice to not be made to feel sub-human by the marketing men back at home, who have been ramming it down the throats of the populous since the day […]