THE EUROPEAN FLAG
THE EUROPEAN UNION
Where is it ?
A reminder from John Ruskin, . . .
“There is no wealth but life. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is the richest which nourishes the greatest numbers of noble and happy human beings; that man is richest, who, having perfected the functions of his own life to the utmost, has also the widest helpful influence, both personal, and by means of his possessions, over the lives of others.”
From “Unto this Last”, 1860.
- Diana Nicholson on Colonoscopy . . . Part the Third
Monthly Archives: July 2021
Lifeboats . . .
For readers elsewhere than UK, there are currently some troublemakers trying to denigrate the RNLI because it rescues people who need rescuing, regardless of who they are. The inference being that refugees are only in trouble because they have inadequate … Continue reading
The politics of lies: Boris Johnson and the erosion of the rule of law . . .
This is a long read, but a worthwhile and important analysis of Boris Johnson and his Governance and his aims. It is taken – copy and paste – from the New Statesman and is one of the man present day … Continue reading
Talk about the weather, and things . . .
The weather yesterday underwent a big change. The scorching sun was been replaced by a moderate cloud cover – not overcast – and so it was been much cooler and much more pleasant for working outside. The overnight forecast showed … Continue reading
Rhubarb, Rhubarb . . .
Some time last year – I forget when I ordered a rhubarb crown from Thompson and Morgan by mail order. From time to time they sent me updates on progress, or lack of it, as the delivery date slid further … Continue reading
Planned Obsolescence . . .
A long article in the current Computeractive magazine tells us of the forthcoming Windows 11 operating system and what we plebs might expect fro its arrival. It points out that Microsoft are warning that some computers might not be able … Continue reading
Our Prehistoric House of Commons . . .
I append below the text of an article published in The Guardian newspaper published yesterday . . . The Labour MP Dawn Butler has been ejected from the Commons after saying Boris Johnson had lied repeatedly to fellow parliamentarians and … Continue reading
Delivery Day . . .
Thursday is Tesco day. They have delivered to us with great regularity and reliability since march 2020 and continue to do so. Our booked slot is 12.00 to 1.00 pm, but they are often here at any time after 11.30 … Continue reading
Pottering among the veg . . .
We couldn’t do much earlier in the year as we kept on having frosts till quite late, and all through April the forecasts kept showing possible overnight temperatures of zero or below. So I got some tomato seeds planted indoors … Continue reading
Our Garden . . .
Since the arrival of Covid we have done what we can in the garden but our combined efforts now (becuase of our ages), are not enough to keep on top of it even though it is quite small. Before Covid … Continue reading
Audiology . . .
Yesterday after some searching, which disclosed that Audiology at Dumfries had two differing web sites giving different email addresses, I succeeded in getting an email through to them asking if hey were still doing their hearing aid servicing by post. … Continue reading