Sean Fleming

My mother springs to mind

My mother springs to mind

Spring. The season of renewal – life, love and happiness. What does it mean to you? Warm weather for the first time in months. Blossom on the trees. Lambs. Flowers. Easter. Mother’s Day. A...

Europe is dead

Europe is dead

Europe is dead. Or at any rate, the notion of a unified Europe is now in serious decline politically and economically. Sovereign debt, bail-outs, and austerity measures have featured in the news for many...

Up in smoke

Up in smoke

It’s the time of year when firework displays are commonplace in the UK, as part of the traditional 5th November celebration of the evisceration of a group of 17th Century Catholics. So this evening...

Life and death

Life and death

Most of us are conceived in the heat of the moment. The result of an impassioned tryst between our parents. And regardless of at what point you think life actually begins, it starts –...

Ho ho no

Ho ho no

What does Christmas mean to you? Family? Turkey (no not the country)? Time off work? Mince pies? Mistletoe? Booze? The list goes on. How about… 25 September? No…? Really? Of all the things that...