Posts tagged ‘children’

March 18, 2017

Woman Interrupted During BBC Interview

by duncanr

March 10, 2017

Working from Home Fail

by duncanr
October 21, 2016

Aberfan Remembered

by duncanr

I remember this so well

50 years ago today, 144 folk in the small Welsh mining village of Aberfan lost their lives when the slag heap perched above the village – slid down the mountain and engulfed 19 houses and the village school where 116 young children died

some harrowing footage of the time here . . .

October 2, 2016

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes

by duncanr
September 28, 2016

Unrequited Love

by duncanr

I know the feeling . . .


[rather obviously ‘staged’ but still funny]

September 18, 2016

The Days Before Paranoia Set In

by duncanr

old film footage recalls a time when kids were allowed to play outside, unsupervised, before parental paranoia about paedophiles round every corner and concern about social services involvement should the little darlings fall and skin their knee or stub their toe limited that freedom . . .

May 11, 2016

These are Our Children

by duncanr

2 years ago, in March 2014, madhatters posted a powerful video by the charity ‘Save the Children

under the tagline – just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening – the video charted the fate of a young girl after a hypothetical war engulfs the UK in order to raise awareness here of the plight of children fleeing the conflict in Syria –

the charity has now released a 2nd video continuing ‘Lily’s story to highlight the trauma and horrific experiences child refugees in Europe have gone through and their need for our help and support

as the charity says – This is our world. These are our children. We must ensure child refugees are not forgotten.

donations to the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal can be made here –

April 5, 2016

Reason to Stay in EU – No 1

by duncanr

the UK is holding a referendum in JUne to decide whther to leave or stay in the European Union

one reason for staying in the EU is . . .

a more enlightened education system –


[feel free to leave your own suggestions why the UK would be better off in or out of the EU as a comment to this post]

March 23, 2016

Happy Holi

by duncanr

around the world today, millions of people – families, friends, neighbours, and strangers – will be dousing each other with coloured powders and water to celebrate Holi

you will find no shortage of videos on Youtube showing people celebrating Holi but this one – which I have posted previously on madhatters – remains my favourite

March 11, 2016

If at First you . . .

by duncanr

don’t succeed – perhaps a group hug will help