Enjoy your Thanksgiving USA, in this extraordinary year

One way or another 2020 has probably been one of the weirdest years in the USA’s history since you dumped all that tea into Boston harbour.

Without wishing to get political or name names, I must say that – from my own personal point of view – I’m delighted for you guys that your political future finally looks more stable.

Now all we all have to do is to work together to beat down the COVID pandemic so we can all get on with ‘normal’ lives, and restore the rest of the world’s political sanity that has been absent for some years.

And by the way, while you’re here have a look at this, er, funny and irreverent article I wrote about the US Thanksgiving way back in pre-Trump days…

All that is to come! [Continue reading]

Happy Diwali this weekend!


All good wishes to those who celebrate Diwali over this weekend,
November 13th – 16th.

May your lights be a beacon of peace and good health for the future of the entire world.


happy diwali

And may the coming year bring you everything you wish for: from everyone here at HTWB.


Please may we remind you of the danger of fireworks and naked flames to pets, farm animals and wildlife. See here for more information.


With many thanks to the copyright owner of the image above: I did try to find who you are and what to credit but I couldn’t. Please let me know your identity and I will add it to this post. Sz

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An unwritten moment of Remembrance today, Nov 11th

. While we feel sorry for ourselves dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its tragic losses, let us not forget the tragedy and losses incurred by our family members and their friends during the two Great World Wars. Unlike the British Remembrance … [Continue reading]

Do you suffer from written message meltdown?

article about messaging

Now that every online platform and their German Shepherd has a messaging facility, do you ever find it hard to remember who's messaged you where? Of course, I'm a boring old goat who now uses the excuse of advancing years to cover up the fact I've … [Continue reading]

Weekend smiles from HTWB … enjoy

cat joke

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Remember, remember what they wrote about the 5th of November: BUT keep us all safe

guy fawkes 2020

. This year in the UK and a number of other countries, we won't be allowed to have lavish outdoor fire pits or bonfires or BBQs in honour of celebrating Guy Fawkes' embarrassing failure to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. In the UK at … [Continue reading]