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I have imported much of the content from an older site that was taken down many years ago and I have resurrected the content here. Some of the links will be broken until I can get through every entry and tidy things up and there are also a few articles written by my wife as well as myself.

I hope to be adding more insights and information on this site as things progress.

In a fit of nostalgia today we were discusssing different children's TV series we watched in the 80s.

Bob was recalling the work of Gerry Anderson and I was trying to remember series we saw in Greece.

So here is a list of TV themes of the programmes we have found in reverse order:

Paramithas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zk9YEDVWmw&NR=1

Tou Koutiou Ta Paramithia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvMy2KN6hsI&feature=related

Froutopia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phRykHMbFPg&feature=related

Fraggle Rock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aky72-gyLLI&feature=related

The Wombles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJFx7n9V3Xc

Banana Man: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNknWT-agT0&feature=related

Superted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZg74STOfig&feature=related

Around the World in 80 Days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nGrYEFG6Ho&feature=related

Dogtanian and the Muskerhounds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-xO72s5EBY&feature=related

Mysterious Cities of Gold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcH_ZTF6smY&feature=related

Ulysses 31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4c1X5ene8&feature=related

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1c1G24GWDg

Thundercats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-sOaUAgbB4

Trap Door: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDs8VMz-cuc&feature=related

Count Duckula: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VthsQVsXwEg&feature=related

Dangermouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2TDna9NYg&feature=related

King Arthur: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62tsVCxOoO4&feature=related

Stingray: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E06cNv55jTs

Thunderbirds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDX5Mlz46Vg&feature=related

Captain Scarlett: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=7881044728207551933&hl=en

Nils Holgersson: http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=2013668261524141026&hl=en

If that doesn't make you feel nostalgic, I don't know what will.

Not forgetting...

Candy Candy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALbWtbqqlQ

Heidi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGyBpG3rbXA

 

 

Today, on the train on the way back from work I was seated next to a man who was reading his newspaper. As usual I was reading over his shoulder. The article was about Madonna and the divorce settlement of £5m that she paid to Guy. I got a bit confused thinking how come a man reads this type of article.

After completing his reading he folded the newspaper and he took out of his pocket a stack of other papers. He began reading again but this time the articles were print-outs from the internet and the titles were: "Divorce Recovery Workshop", "How to deal with Depression and Sadness" and lastly and most horrific "How to deal with suicidal feelings"!

Suddenly, everything fell into place.... For the first time in my life I felt like talking to this person and give him my advice. I didn't. I don't know if I regret it or not. Sometimes, we like remain anonymous among strangers however, if I had introduced myself to that man and talked to him, I might have made him feel happier even if it was for just the duration of my journey.

I always believed that democracy is the right political system for culturally advanced societies. That countries under democracy may not deserve it hence not apply it as it was originally intended. The abuse became a right and the rudeness and lack of self-respect became a privilege.We don't seem to appreciate and honour the legacy that was passed to us.We believe that democracy equals freedom without limits while democracy's limit is where the freedom of others begin. Respect for others and realisation of our position and responsibilities seems to go amiss. Oligarchic systems could be ideal for those who lost their way to true democracy. However, there is always a risk presenting itself when power, once again, is abused. This can take its toll on the wider public and its freedom. Those who lack manners, unfortunately, are seen as rebellious "idols" making their way to the top faster than ever before.  Those who speak faster than their head can think are admired. Constructive thinking and words of reason are rare. True debate with open mind without insulting your counterpart does not exist.

Have we ever thought what do we really contribute to our society? What do we have to offer? Do we really have anything to offer apart from a list of newly coined words? Have we ever considered that our modest personal knowledge could be greater if it was ever shared with the world? Knowledge of better value for the next generations that could be enhanced and grow. Self-destruction reigns where individual thought and self reasoning is non-existent. Corruption takes a few individuals to happen, growth needs many.

 I was sent this wonderful mail and I was reminded that people can only be as great as their words.  

"Η Δημοκρατία μας αυτοκαταστρέφεται διότι κατεχράσθη το δικαίωμα της ελευθερίας και της ισότητας, διότι έμαθε τους πολίτες να θεωρούν την αυθάδεια ως δικαίωμα, την παρανομία ως ελευθερία, την αναίδεια του λόγου ως ισότητα και την αναρχία ως ευδαιμονία."  Ισοκράτης (436 π.Χ-338 π.Χ.)