Something strange happened while I was watching the new series of US legal drama The Good Wife (More4) this week. I found myself humming the theme tune from Australian soap opera Home and Away. It was my unconscious mind's way of serenading new addition to the cast, Melissa George.
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Monday 18 October 2010
A cold snap warning for the next few days was issued today, with Arctic winds and even snowfall in places.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
If we greet the bringers of spring with elation, should we greet the bringers of autumn with gloom? Logically, I suppose we should. But we don't seem to and I wonder why this is. Anyone close to the countryside knows the delight of hearing the first chiffchaff singing in March, having returned from the Mediterranean, and then the first willow warbler a little later; and even more, the pleasure of seeing the first swallow in April, just back from South Africa. The intensity of our welcome of these migrant birds is in large measure a seasonal one: they are signalling the great change in the calendar, the shift from warm to cold, from dark to light, and even more, the move in the natural world from death to rebirth. No wonder the first sound and sight of them make many hearts skip a beat.
Friday 24 September 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
I fell in love with a Norwegian man and was able to marry him in an intensely emotional ceremony in Oslo in January 2009.
Friday 17 September 2010
Outlook How do we improve women's woeful under-representation on the boards of Britain's big companies? That was the debate over lunch between Theresa May, the minister in charge of women's affairs, and business leaders yesterday.
Monday 30 August 2010
The Gothenburg duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums is an experimental collaboration formed in 2006 by husband and wife Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin.
Friday 27 August 2010
It was the 1950s, before the halcyon days of the swinging Sixties. Sir Terence Conran was in Sweden. With a girl. And he found himself lying under a strange cover that was a bit like an eiderdown but with no sheets or blankets between him and it.
Thursday 05 August 2010
People in Scotland will have the best chance of witnessing the Northern Lights tonight, an expert said today.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
Fire Service officials say they have contained a fire on the island of Samos that had forced an evacuation of tourists from a beach resort.
Monday 26 July 2010
Richard Johnson sank a 30-foot birdie putt on the final green to become only the second home winner of the Scandinavian Masters in the last 12 years today.
Saturday 24 July 2010
South Korea's KJ Choi will try to bridge a seven-year gap in Stockholm this weekend – and with it stop the new Open champion Louis Oosthuizen from making a piece of European Tour history.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Wednesday 23 June 2010
You can tell an environmental problem has gone off the radar screen when Friends of the Earth don't have anybody tracking it, and that's the case with acid rain. There is currently no acid rain campaigner at FoE in London (although they will cheerfully point you in the direction of an expert).
Sunday 13 June 2010
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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- 2 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 3 Optical illusion turns blue demon into brunette
- 4 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed