Readers’ Christmas Sav(i)ours

Yes it’s that time again. Christmas Dinner. Marie couldn’t get a cloth to match the curtains and now Cyril’s coming (groan), the rattan chair will need to be squeezed  between whoever looks thinnest on arrival. It will ruin the symmetry of the display. PRESENTS!!! Is there one for everyone? No? Off[…]

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Tenderness vital for child development

FILM REVIEW Last night I saw a French Canadian film, Monsieur Lazhar. It was one of those films that immerse you completely in the watching, and fails to leave you for many hours, perhaps days afterwards. Lazhar is an Algerian who sidles into an unexpectedly vacant teacher’s job. The Head[…]

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