Author Archives: markbendle

Passing the buck?

Passing the buck?

I am not a euro sceptic but I am a referenda sceptic. I was in my 30s when Harold Wilson called the referendum on joining the Common Market. Despite being a lifelong Labour supporter I felt affronted ...
Going solo

Going solo

My husband died last year and after 38 years of marriage I had to find a social life and friends. As a pensioner one has to make the effort, people are not going to come knocking at your door! The lib ...
“Trippingly on the tongue…”

“Trippingly on the tongue…”

Shakespeare played a major role in the transformation of the English language. He contributed more phrases and sayings to the English language than any other individual, and most of them are still in ...
Build them smaller

Build them smaller

On the front page of issue 285 (March 2016) you mention the matter of ‘house hoarding’ by older people whose children have left home, leaving them with houses larger than they need. As you rightly say ...