This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
75
apricot profile image

apricot

Joined 8 years ago from Italy

20

150

70

Also follow me on:

Apricot invites all and sundry to read her works, those who share her opinions and those who don't, those who like her style or cringe at it, those who appreciate her or scorn her - all she asks is that her thoughts be neither accepted nor discarded without first being considered. Questioning and thinking for oneself are the key and she dearly hopes that one day the human race will turn to their own instinct and not the mainstream media to discover what is going on in the world.

Is the world we're living in turning into George Orwell's 1984? Are we really as free as we suppose? To her bewilderment Apricot finds herself asking this more and more. Perhaps her fears are ungrounded yet only when she loses the ability to laugh, when the mundane becomes boring and the serious becomes tragic; only then will Apricot feel her freedom has finally slipped away.

Apricot adds that she doesn't normally describe herself in the third person but thought it would look rather clever and sound a little less like she was blowing her own trumpet.

Ah, and talking about blowing her own trumpet - Apricot has recently been voted by her much loved Hub family no.3 Hub poet for 2009 despite her own view that she has as much poetic ability as a cow chewing on its cud. But poetry may flow through the least expected of veins - even those of a chomping cow.

Apricot is the pen name of a writer whose real name can be found in the title of a famous Beatles' song (not 'I am the Walrus' - you can rule that right out.)

Show: All
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (2)
  • Entertainment and Media (2)
  • Family and Parenting (1)
  • Health (1)
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (13)
  • Pets and Animals (1)
  • Technology (1)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (1)
  • Entertainment and Media (4)
  • Food and Cooking (2)
  • Health (1)
  • Pets and Animals (1)
  • Politics and Social Issues (1)
  • Caramel yogurt and cheese cake
    7

    Caramel yogurt and cheese cake

    16 months ago

    Once again I have to apologise for my photography skills and this time it's not only that the photo is bad but also the fact that I couldn't wait and scoffed half the cake before taking it. On a plus side, from that you can deduce that this cake...

  • Questions on the meaning of life
    4

    Questions on the meaning of life

    16 months ago

    Ever since I was a toddler I’ve pondered over the meaning of existence. I must have been a right bundle of laughs, you’ll say, but in truth, I think that that’s something toddlers do, in between playing with Fisher Price and watching...

  • Five steps to opening your mind
    9

    Five steps to opening your mind

    16 months ago

    I've been considering the old conspiracy theories again and the fact that many people consider them just too far-fetched. Why? I ask myself. Well, I say that listening to conspiracy theories requires stretching the mind to accommodate ideas...

  • A Guide to Italian Pizza
    11

    A Guide to Italian Pizza

    16 months ago

    Whether you're planning a holiday in Italy or you just want to impress an Italian friend, this hub could be useful for you. By the end of it you'll be ready to tuck into an Italian pizza like a real Italian, whether you've been to Italy or not. ...

  • Improve your sight without glasses
    66

    Improve your sight without glasses

    16 months ago

    This one is eye opening in all senses. Improving your sight without glasses is nothing new - it's nearly a century old yet it still feels like 'news' today, in fact more so because when it was discovered it was completely rejected. So what is this...

  • The bright lights of Paris
    3

    The bright lights of Paris

    16 months ago

    The thing about Paris is that it's so dark. What I mean is, like any city, when the sun ambles off to the other side of the earth, a darkness tends to fall upon it. Well, all right, it's not that. It's the cinemas there - they're just so...

  • May I Introduce Myself?
    4

    May I Introduce Myself?

    16 months ago

    Let me introduce myself for all the world to see, my dignity has flown away from social chains I'm free. We go through life, acting our part - showing our better side, until one day we fluff our lines and truth no longer hides. ...

  • Living in a cage
    6

    Living in a cage

    16 months ago

    I'd like to say a word about rabbits in cages. Now if you've read any of my other stuff - Repentance off a battery hen or So, you want to take your rabbit on holiday, do you?, you may notice a distinct theme - animals in cages are either miserable...

  • A word about Disneyland, Paris....
    7

    A word about Disneyland, Paris....

    16 months ago

    It isn't as it seems, you know. I realised that as I stood at my ice cream cart just outside Fantasyland. I had been working at Disneyland four months and already the dream was dead and buried. I had...

  • Good morning, can I interest you in any jazz at all?
    5

    Good morning, can I interest you in any jazz at all?

    16 months ago

    This won't take up much of your time, I promise. I wonder if I could interest you in liking jazz? Now, wait, I understand you're happy with your regular music but before you close this page on me, let me ask you something - are you really...

    working