“MOTHER nature, she has her good days she has her bad days…I reckon mother nature is just a person standing up there and controlling our world,” an Australian farmer’s young son told actress Miriam Margolyes in her excellent TV series ‘Almost Australian’.

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THIS column could have gone a number of ways. A pleasant meander on Christmas holidays, a regretful ponder on Brexit, or a grouse at having to end the year printing the PM’s condescending speech on the Penguin News front page.

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IF nothing else lifted my heart this week (and generally lots of things lift my heart in the Falklands) the sight of the words ‘orthodontic service’ had me dancing a jig.

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EVERY now and then while trawling through the online newspapers in the Jane Cameron National Archives (and if you haven’t checked them out yet you definitely should) an absolute gem pops up.

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