…A (To)matter of Taste….

I’m going to say it……no, I’m going to shout it….images-3.jpgI’m fed up with supermarkets! So there!
I miss shopping at the local grocer’s/ butchers/ baker’s/ fishmonger’s…… I miss the characters, the friendliness, the skills, the ‘honesty and freshness’ of the produce ……. and besides…. I overspend at the supermarket.

Back to the Future……

I’ve ranted about this before but since very little has changed, I’m ranting about it again.

images-12.jpgHow difficult is it for you to get an appointment with the G.P. of your choice… when you actually need it that is? How long does it take you to get through to a human voice? ……thirty minutes or more? How long until you even get the automated recording telling you that all lines are busy (duh!) but just in case you’ve forgotten, you’re treated to the ‘rules’ regarding the appropriate times to call if you’re looking for a repeat prescription or results of tests or need to see a nurse or… etc., etc.,  In the meantime, with ‘phone clapped to ear, you are desperately attempting to make yourself presentable ( have you tried putting on a nylon ‘knee-high’ with one hand) in the event that you will be offered an early appointment, while your anger issues and blood pressure are being severely challenged……only to be told that there are no appointments to be had that day. The doctor of your choice, however, can see you two weeks hence.images-3.jpg Continue reading

…’être ou ne pas être, das ist die frage…

imgres.jpgDid you see the programme celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death? In one sketch, the ‘great and the good’ of acting did a most enjoyable presentation of the ‘best and only’ way to deliver that so famous first line of Hamlet’s soliloquy…. ‘To be or not to be that is the question’ … with each actor in turn putting the emphasis on a different word in the quotation, to humorous effect….. Continue reading