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  • lying is now the norm English Politicians

    30 June 2020

    England is set on copying Russia.. .where Cummings learnt his dark arts trade... permanently on the fringes of Europe in every sense... and make an enemy of the EU and so blame the EU for all the country's woes... ignore basic human rights.. .ruled over...

  • lying is now the norm English Politicians

    30 June 2020

    England is set on copying Russia.. .where Cummings learnt his dark arts trade... permanently on the fringes of Europe in every sense... and make an enemy of the EU and so blame the EU for all the country's woes... ignore basic human rights.. .ruled over...

  • French PM to spend five years in jail

    01 July 2020

    Former French PM Francois Fillon has been sentenced to five years in jail, with three of them suspended, and a hefty fine for paying his wife hundreds of thousands of euro from public funds for a minor job she was assigned. Fillon was found guilty of...

  • Scottish Theatre into the gutter?

    02 July 2020

    Theatres are falling thick and fast, with no funding, more worryingly, no answers from the government. It is baffling that pubs, cinemas, and restaurants can re-open, and yet theatres still have no timetable and no answers. Theatres don't have drunk people...

  • English government is killing the theatre

    04 July 2020

    I just can't understand why the government is doing next to nothing ab out the theatres.. I obviously don't expect them to help for cultural reasons - despite Johnson's hero Churchill's words about culture being what we were fighting for - but surely...

  • Sluglife, Summer garden filled with slugs

    05 July 2020

    Sluglife, that's the word on the ground. Have lost all the Rocket and there are some potato leaves chewed down to their veins. A natural surge when the ground's newly dug over and we get generous rainfall after weeks of drought, but the plan to grow lettuce...

  • Covid-19 “long haulers”

    06 July 2020

    Most people experience Covid-19 as a short-term illness: once the infection has been fought off, they bounce back to health. But evidence is emerging of a significant minority – sometimes referred to as “long haulers” – who struggle with long-term symptoms...

  • ‘Queensborough Bridge’ with eerie stillness

    08 July 2020

    Edward Hopper was born in New York in 1882. He studied illustration and fine art in the New York School of Art from 1900 until 1906. After graduation, he traveled to Paris, France, on three occasions between 1906 and 1910. Painted in 1913, the scene for...

  • A US Air Force hybrid helicopter seen in Scotland

    10 July 2020

    Here at my wee village in Scotland On the peninsula where the USA flew their helicopter above us. US Air Force hybrid helicopter It is known as a V-22 Osprey US Air Force and Marine Corps It is a Bell Boeing - cost $70 million It is a futuristic-looking...

  • Outdoors for creativity

    11 July 2020

    Good to see people are allowed to use the great outdoors at last for more than jogging and muscle-flexing, despite the predictable cretinous Tory shambles in giving braindead indoor boozers, eateries and cinemas the green light 16 days earlier. The pre-pandemic...

  • Way to a good school in Netherlands

    14 July 2020

    In The Netherlands children are tested in the 6th grade, secondary education is divided into several levels of education (4 to be precise). More and more parents hire people to train their children for these tests which defeats the purpose of testing...

  • Saving the Clydesdale Horses

    15 July 2020

    In order to save the breed of the Clydesdale horses they have now this year gone undergo an embryo treatment The Mares from Collessie Clydesdales in Fife, Scotland have been undergoing treatment at a St Andrews clinic. For centuries the Clydesdale horses...

  • English Elite State handouts

    16 July 2020

    The people like Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Cummings and many Tories, they are always in front of the queue for State handouts, yet they shout blue murder when those that are more deserving needed it. They believe it is their birth right and...

  • How the USA flag was created

    13 August 2020

    General Washington was in friendship with Tadeusz Kosciuszko, A Polish military enginier who fought on the American side during American war for independence. He was even considered as an architect of several American victories because his field fortifications...

  • Scottish local island Cheese

    14 August 2020

    The making of cheese on Scottish Islands has long been practised as a way of conserving the rich plentiful milk of spring and early summer, the grass is stimulated into luxuriant growth. The cows then have an abundance of herbage on which to graze. They...

  • A dreicht day

    18 August 2020

    Conservationists are to try to save wildflower meadows, rare pinewood plants and arctic alpine flora from dying out in the Cairngorms. Species such as twinflower, which has tiny, pink, bell-shaped flowers, are on the verge of extinction in the area. Wintergreen...

  • To be rich

    26 August 2020

    Poor people wish to be wealthier , they wish to have the consumer lifestyles that the west have and are sold on their TVs and phones.. there isn't a great mass of poor who all wish to live like Brazilian rainforest communities with no impact on their...

  • ‘American dream’ v ‘socialist agenda’

    28 August 2020

    From Across the Water Viewing the USA dream It seems to us out here That it seems a divided It seems like two lands A lot of bickering out Lots of bad blood out It would be nice for it To be a great USA United to make it great Lovely to see the dream...

  • Tidiness is not natural.

    29 August 2020

    I have got so many things to do in the house! But I decided to break things down into smaller tasks .So for example, I collected all the mugs etc and washed them.Then I took a bag and gathered up dirty things that because of poor coordination means I...

  • Birdsong for the morning

    27 August 2020

    Beethoven put birdsong into his 6th symphony, 'The Pastoral'. He also included a tavern band suggesting that they had the drink taken. I have heard a few jazz bands, of the trad type, who quite definitely had sampled the local brew, but usually to good...

  • Saint Rumon and Ronan Keaning

    30 August 2020

    St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, nothing much is known of him beyond that he was probably an Irish missionary and that many churches in England in Devon and Cornwall were named after him. Some authorities believed he is the same as the...

  • Paris over dark satanic mills....

    01 September 2020

    Back then (way before today) foreign made goods had a mystique. Also France could not compete with West Yorkshire textiles. So Paris built their brands around fashion and what was chic, not function. It was a successful move. For some reason Paris and...

  • the pandemic lockdown and gardening

    07 September 2020

    As the pandemic lockdown has demonstrated, more people have come to appreciate the significance and importance of their gardens, allotments and parks, people have at least had a go at growing their own food is another stage in addressing that 'disconnect'....

  • how to pickle my vegetables

    09 September 2020

    Cool, briny pickles straight from the fridge are one of the simplest pleasures of summer. Quick pickling is also a brilliant solution for preserving a plethora of vegetables from the market or your garden. Quick pickling doesn’t require canning or a bushel...

  • 'megascience' of mycology

    10 September 2020

    The 'megascience' of mycology Fungal diversity lies at the core of our ecosystems and thankfully both academicians and citizen scientists are beginning to make inroads into knowledge of the Fungi kingdom. The British Mycological Society has been active...