December Oasis Blog

As we roll out the vaccine, I am reminded of the golden tickets the lucky children got in the Willy Wonka bars of chocolates.  The government has missed a trick here.  If they had put golden vaccine tickets into a Boris muesli bar then they could have raised millions for the treasury, solved the obesity … More December Oasis Blog

Christmas Greetings

Although Christmas for many people starts when the outside decorations go up, or the visit to Thursford (see the post), or receiving cards or the school Nativity play, My Christmas always begins with my annual visit to see Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet. I can remember as a child going to see the Nutcracker at the Festival … More Christmas Greetings

Our Mary

It is with great sadness that I learnt from Mary’s daughter, Mandy, that Mary, her father had died on Wednesday 9th December. She was in hospital for a prolonged stay and was then discharged into a care home for end of life care. I first met Mary at Barbara’s house, when I started to attended … More Our Mary

Ghost Story

This story starts with a ghost of an idea. Or the idea of a ghost. The ghost went unnoticed for a very long time. It was a very quiet little ghost and did it’s best to hide away. It had to hide as people would not understand it. Its spent a lots of time’s pretending … More Ghost Story

Christmas Cheer!

Petra’s Corner The technical musings of a geek girl! As we enter the month of December our thoughts turn to Christmas and, I suspect, in many homes to purchasing presents for family and friends. This year many more of us will be buying our presents on-line, we will be reaching for the Internet and seeking … More Christmas Cheer!