Trump’s first real test of resolve

The situation with North Korea and the US is delicate. This is Trump's first real test, and why I'm not worried or panicking.

I’ve been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award

So I've been nominated for this award by Emily, and I couldn't be more grateful. I'm going to be honest, but I thought the whole concept of blogging was writing down whatever you thought and hoping that a few people actually bother to see it. But since starting last month, I've discovered that it is SO …

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Milestones

Yesterday was my 16th birthday, and, in the afternoon, it suddenly occurred to me: why do we celebrate birthdays? More importantly, why do we celebrate milestones of any kind? Why do we mark 5 years since an occasion or event. Why do we mark 100 years? 100 years ago, World War 1 was fully raging. …

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The Day Summed Up #13

The big news of today is that David Cameron has laid out his four EU reform goals. They are: Protection of the single market for Britain and other non-euro countries Boosting competitiveness by setting a target for the reduction of the "burden" of red tape Exempting Britain from "ever-closer union" and bolstering national parliaments Restricting …

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“When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today”

So today is remembrance Sunday, a very moving and important day in our country's calendar. Now, I'm not going to start on why General Sir Nick Houghton's comments as Chief of Defence Staff are wrong: he said people should remember in their own way, that people shouldn't have to wear a poppy. Instead, I'm going to use today …

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News Update-Russian Airliner crash

Note. This post is for my blogging 101 course. I've embedded a tweet as a 'new to me' element to my post. My target audience is those who would rather important news was broken down into smaller chunks with no unnecessary information-as concise as possible.  https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/662250989504888836 And so this is the news of Egypt's President Sisi arriving in Downing Street to speak …

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The Day Summed Up #7

In my first blog, which you can find here, I spoke of a stabbing at a school in Sweden killing 2 people. Now, a 16 year old boy has been killed, at a school stabbing, here in the UK. The incident is being treated as a murder inquiry. It's not entirely clear as yet what happened, …

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