Are you being served?

Leo 2015 British TV fans who are old enough may remember Mrs Slocombe. She worked in the fictional London department store Grace Brothers. Nowadays, if there is any service in shops, it is more common to hear: “Can I help you?” which means the same thing as the name of the long-running series she appeared in : “Are you being served?” …

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The Lion, the Thunder God and Israel

Leo 2014 This month, during discussions both astrological and otherly (yes it’s a word in the urban dictionary!), the view that ‘you can’t not take sides when it comes to Israel and Palestine’  has been aired. It is a very sensitive subject and indeed it is difficult to stay neutral. But since it is Leo time, I am going to jump into the …

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Facebook Slut

Leo 2013 Yes, I admit it – I am a Facebook slut. I say yes to anyone who wants to be my ‘friend’. And now I have more friends than I can imagine inviting to any party! Many say you should set up pages, unfriend a lot of people you don’t really know, and be careful about everything online. And …

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Branding the Bull

April 2013 – Amsterdam is getting ready for the party of a lifetime. And we are ready. Tulips everywhere and the red white and blue of our flag at every corner. And then there is the Orange! Everything from cakes to hair is orange. The trams have the Dutch flag flying (for days now) and the boats have gold crowns. …

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A Legal Performance Enhancer

Leo 2012 I don’t know about you, but I am just coming out of Olympics overload. It was a wonderfully organised and very successful event, truly fitting for the time of year. Nearly every Leo word could have been used. Hero, pride, courage, enthusiasm, warmth, generosity and of course also, if the BBC is anything to go by, putting your …

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