Couch Surfing at Christmas Can Be Dangerous

Christmas and the festive season can be a potentially dangerous time for people. The common trends at this time of year involve eating large amounts of food and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. In addition, many among us find ourselves prostrate on the couch for...

Food Security in the 21C

Food security may seem like a strange concern but our world is a rapidly changing place. Global warming will impact upon food security in terms of climate change affecting where we can grow our food. Japan’s decision to return to commercial whaling has been justified...

Listening to Soft Murmurings

I once wrote a song with the line, “listening to soft murmurings”, in it, and this was a love song of sorts. It was about falling asleep next to your beloved and wondering whether when you awake will the love still be as intensely felt. “If I sleep, will you remember...

Beauty, Brains & Balls

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Meals Taste Better in Comfort

Meals Taste Better in Comfort

If you are sitting comfortably and your meal is ergonomically within reach, then, meals, definitely, taste better, in my experience. Kids may like to satiate their impatient tastebuds immediately wherever they are, in a car or on a bus, but I find it detracts from my...