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I blog about anything that interests me - my local area, things I've seen or heard on the news, politics and human rights, gardening, arts and crafts, poetry, photographs and general advice.

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Monday 27 June 2011

More Divorces Start After Holiday Periods Than Any Other Time

drawing - divorce - leaving home,sadMore people make the final decision to get divorced after they have been thrown together for a few days' holiday than at any other time.

Why do people start their divorce in late Summer or early in the new year?

The reason is obvious if you think about it - when they are working or carrying out their usual every-day activities, they manage to rub along, and do other things to avoid thinking about their unhappy marriage, but, if they are already getting on each other's nerves, there's nothing like a few days in close proximity and family arguments to bring it to a head.

In my Web Page on Squidoo - English Divorce Procedure, written from a lawyer's perspective, I explain exactly what the divorce process in England & Wales entails. This takes you through the legal process of divorce step-by step in simple language, even showing photographs of the court forms.

Although, strictly speaking, this article on Divorce is about the English law, it would be fairly similar in many English-speaking countries which derived their law from the UK - so my article would still be fairly relevant even if you live somewhere else.

And, of course, if one partner is still living in the UK and the other lives elsewhere, you would probably have a choice of jurisdictions (countries) in which to start the proceedings. You might wish to start them in the country which is most beneficial for your sex or wealth status.

Saturday 25 June 2011

Identify poisonous plants Chinese Lantern,Deadly Nightshade,Castor Oil Plant http://www.squidoo.com/poisonous_plants_physalis_deadly_nightshade_castor_oil_plant http://amplify.com/u/a15x5h

How to identify poisonous plants Iris,azalea,hydrangea

Are you aware that the iris, azalea and hydrangea are considered to be toxic plants?

Most people know about the very poisonous plants like mistletoe, deadly nightshade and poison ivy, but as a safety precaution, you should also know about other toxic plants like iris, azalea and hydrangea which might not necessarily kill, but could still poison someone and make them feel very ill.

Paradoxically, many potentially harmful plants, including Irises, are also considered to have healing properties.



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Thursday 23 June 2011

Make sure you avoid these poisonous plants - Chinese Lanterns, Deadly Nightshade and Castor Oil Plant http://amplify.com/u/a15qle

Saturday 18 June 2011

Letter of Complaint to Parking Control - Poem

Do you ever despair and think the Parking Wardens are out to get you?

This is one of a series of letters I wished I'd sent. As I never did send it, I felt free to put it in poetic form. A bit over the top? Moi?? NEVER!!

Monday 13 June 2011

London, My London

This is where I have lived for fifty years, and I know the obvious sights to see, and also some things slightly off the beaten track. This is my webpage about London as I see it, with lots of photos, a quiz, a poll, a poem a couple of videos about a less well-known museum, and some artwork by Claire Benoit, whom I have just mentioned in my last Amplify post.

Beautiful Artwork by Claire Benoit

A young illustrator who has just graduated - I think she'll go far - take a look

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Bulgaria -Black Sea Coast

Bulgaria - spectacular scenery, lush vegetation, sea, mountains and wildlife
If you want to holiday somewhere different, Bulgaria is a very pleasant surprise, sitting on the Black Sea, with a long sandy coastline, stunning beaches and picturesque bays.despite a lot of construction work with a recent influx of foreigners buying up property, the country remains largely untouched and unvisited by overseas tourists.

This is what it's like


Poem - Empty Swimming Pool

I wrote this poem after my holiday in Bulgaria. We stayed in a pretty coastal resort on the Black Sea, called St Konstantin.

Standing on our hotel balcony in the early morning before it got really hot, I would watch the swimming pool cleaners going about their daily business. This poem is the result.

There's a poll, poetry videos and a poetry quiz as well.

Thursday 2 June 2011

Just a little light hearted story about my cat, with lots of nice photos:

http://www.squidoo.com/pussums-adopted-cat-grown-up http://amplify.com/u/a14efl

Favorites of the 1950's

Here's a bit of musical nostalgia - my re-vamped webpage - listen to some of the music and see if you remember the record covers

Favorites of the 1950's

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Great book - have your read it yet? This is my review of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, an investigative journalist like the hero of the book