Monthly Archives: September 2018

Look What Turned Up in the Garden – Common Stinkhorn


In fact two of these little fellers turned up in the garden. And that’s not sexist writing. Its Latin name is Phallus Impudicus and according to Wikipedia: “Botanist John Gerard called it the “pricke mushroom” or “fungus virilis penis effigie” … Continue reading

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The Season of Bowls


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Statue of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst STAYS!


The statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is going to stay in Parliament. The planning application to move Pankhurst from her historic home was withdrawn just days after a huge petition to Westminster Council signed by over 180,000 was handed over. Continue reading

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Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue


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Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue


Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department, After a fight, a statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett, suffragist, was erected earlier this year in Parliament Square, the first statue of a woman ever to be placed there. This, together with the statue … Continue reading

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London Women’s March Friday 13 July 2018


During my recent blogging sabbatical I took part in the London Women’s March on Friday 13 July 2018. It was to be a celebration of diversity. We were to be colourfully dressed and bring stuff with which to make a lot of noise. Many brought pots and pans and something to hit them with. I brought my soprano voice. Continue reading

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