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: November 2022
Free at last . . .
The last two days have, for us, been momentous. On Monday we went as far as Dumfries, driving ourselves, not going by taxi, to the Heathhall Garden Centre to meet up with relations travelling north. Two of then live in … Continue reading
The Morgan Three Wheeler
“Back in the day”, in the post war years (which war was that Daddy ?) we used to go to the motoring events attainable from where we lived. Inevitably therefore, these consisted of the Veteran Car run from London to … Continue reading
The Mastodon Man . . . Eugene Rochko
The Man Behind Mastodon Built It for This Moment People fleeing Twitter have turned to Eugen Rochko’s alternative. He says social networks can support healthy debate—without any one person in control. EUGEN ROCHKO LOOKS exhausted. The 29-year-old German programmer is … Continue reading
The Elderly Elephant . . .
Now that the ‘birdie site’ has lost its glamour at the hands of Elon Musk, the poor little rich boy with too much many but very little sense, people are looking around for alternatives. Me ? I have chosen Mastodon, … Continue reading
Go Comics has gone . . .
For many years I have cheered myself up by using the Go Comics web site to see all sorts of comics – many now just history – and have appreciated it very much. Now, without any warning it has become … Continue reading
Sailed on the “Uganda” back in the 70s as the cruise Chaplain. Lovely trip with a ship full of school children plus a few adult passengers. Sailed from Tilbury and went north to Bergen, Oslo and Copenhagen. Celebrated Holy Communion … Continue reading
Alfred Dobson, Surveyor, Civil Engineer (1824 – 1887) . . .
I have posted this here so that I can direct interested people to it, as it seems to be difficult to attach the text to things like Mastodon posts etc. Alfred Dobson married Lucy Lough (1838 – 1916) who was … Continue reading
The Blue Bird loses its glamour . . .
The blue bird is losing its glamour, its income and its users. See : t.ly/zE-qhttp://t.ly/zE-q and t.ly/V9gp Meanwhile many of us who are looking for an alternative, or perhaps, something similar but if possible better, are trying out Mastodon. Mastodon … Continue reading
“Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie, . . . “
Robert Burns was a farmer, and one day his plough share turned up the nest of a mouse. He was obviously affected by what he had accidentally done, and also by the reactions of the mouse . . . On … Continue reading