Opinions

This Side of the Pond – May 12

By Sarah Pridgeon Do you recall my excitement last year when my home-town soccer team reached the heights of Britain’s Premier League for the very first time in history? Well, that season just ended with another huge surprise and a…

Letter to the Editor – May 5

Dear Editor, We are sure you have heard of the Vietnam Commemorative Wall in Washington D.C. located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. It was constructed to honor the Vietnam War Veterans. In conjunction With the desire to…

This Side of the Pond – May 5

By Sarah Pridgeon You might think it’s all fun and games coming from a continent that has thousands of years’ worth of history dotted about the landscape, but that’s only half the story. In the less publicized version, the evidence…

This Side of the Pond – April 28

By Sarah Pridgeon Something special is heading to our shores in the next couple of weeks and I thought you might appreciate a heads up. It might not be the most famous sporting event in the world – yet –…

Letter to the Editor – April 21

As the weather starts to mellow into spring, I find myself thinking already of camping and fishing and hiking, and I feel again how much I miss Cook Lake. My family has been camping there since we moved to Wyoming…

This Side of the Pond – April 21

By Sarah Pridgeon I love technology. The fact that the future I was promised while high-waisted jeans were still in fashion has now arrived is a constant source of wonder…especially when it goes just that little bit awry. We’re surrounded…

This Side of the Pond – April 14

By Sarah Pridgeon I’ve been experiencing an unusual amount of uncertainty recently, thanks to the weather we’re enjoying this season. Perhaps it’s just me, with my limited experience of Wyoming springs, but after my first couple of winters here I…

This Side of the Pond – April 7

Britain is gearing up for a party of regal proportions. My queen has invited all of us to celebrate her 90th birthday and, while only the lucky few will be quick enough to secure tickets to the official shindig, the…

This Side of the Pond – March 31

By Sarah Pridgeon All eyes have been on Europe over the last few weeks as the continent of my birth suffers crisis after crisis. You no doubt heard about the bombings at the home of the European Union and NATO…

This Side of the Pond – March 24

By Sarah Pridgeon I think I have a new nemesis – or, to be more accurate, an entire flock of them. There is a herd of ninja turkeys living in our back yard that seems hell bent on causing my…