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: February 2022
The Citizens’ War . . .
The Ukraine affair is fascinating – if that doesn’t seem too detached when people are dying – because we are not, as we usually are, reliant on the media and foreign correspondents for our news, which can so easily be … Continue reading
Spring Fling – Dumfries and Galloway . . .
Spring Fling is getting under way. The Spring Fling web site is HERE, and you can find a list of the open studios and where they are on a map, HERE.
Eunice . . .
There is a pressure drop from 1020 mb near the north of Spain to 982 mb over northern England – 38 mb. The isobars are packed together over south Wales and southern England. Its going to be very windy there … Continue reading
The 1921 Census . . .
The 1921 Census is now available for study at Find My Past. It is quite interesting, but I have noticed that the transcriptions from image to transcript are often somewhat inaccurate, when there is not really any ambiguity in the … Continue reading
“Treated like lepers . . . “
I have, today, been reading the current (February 2022) edition of “FAN” – full name – “Flying Angel News. This is the newsletter of the Mission to Seafarers based at St. Michael Paternoster Royal in London. It has in it … Continue reading
The Wee Ginger Dug . . .
This blog was never intended to be a sort of reposting place for other people’s writings, but sometimes such things are so good that they need not to be totally lost. Here is the latest effort from the Wee Ginger … Continue reading
The Observer observes . . .
I think this opinion piece is one of those bits of journalism which should be preserved for future generations. Nick Cohen of the Observer staff really hammers it home. Lots of other people, notably Professor Chris Grey have said much … Continue reading
Friendly Neighbours . . .
Very quiet types. No noisy parties, but inclined to poop on cars.
Minister for BO . . . ?
We read that Boris, the Ponzi, Johnson has appointed Oily Grease Smog to be “Minister for Brexit Opportunities”. One’s first thought is that Greasy Smog, having so little to do, can go home to Somerset this week end and pursue … Continue reading
No Naked Lights . . .
The gun cupboard at Nunnington Hall, North Yorkshire. No flames because there would be gunpowder kept here too. March 2015.