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  • Two unreleased albums of David Bowie

    11 March 2017

    Next month there will be a 1974 Bowie complete Live Show and also another Bowie classic album with alternate versions that were never released before. The 1974 Live album has three parts is called the Cracked Actor and is from the Philly Dogs Tour. The...

  • Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd The Full Version

    21 March 2017

    Interstellar Overdrive: Pink Floyd The 1966 instrumental Pink Floyd will now appear in the shops as a one-sided vinyl record, This would have been the Pink Floyd with the influentialSyd Barrett It had appeared on the first Pink Floyd album. The Piper...

  • Parler is being rescued by Scotland

    19 January 2021

    Parler is being rescued by a limited partnership, a financial structure in Scotland that allows nonresidents to create companies with little scrutiny. Aleksei Likhachev and Evgeniy Marchenko , two Russian businessmen who registered it, remain owners of...

  • Overrated Twitter by the media

    23 December 2019

    So true that people in the media tend to overrate Twitter, it's not widely popular outside media and celeb circles. Facebook has been a conduit of poison - both professionally orchestrated and of the amateur kind. It's hard to say whether the mountains...

  • One thing I have done is … nothing!

    25 December 2020

    One thing I have done is … nothing! When the flowers are gone I have left the seed heads out for the birds and left the fallen leaves for the worms. We have a resident hedgehog under our shed and I have been putting out hedgehog food to help him fatten...

  • Cluttercore

    02 November 2020

    Cluttercore If untidiness is becoming a trend, I've been ahead of the curve for decades. Memories work best with triggers. Yes, tactile sensations, but visual stimulae work just as well. cluttercore is "an organized mess" Cluttercore is about having an...

  • selling the myth of driving

    03 November 2020

    The last 70 years has seen the steady rise of the car from a luxury for the well off to something everyone feels entitled too, to the point where it's one car per family member, not per family. It's clearly not sustainable for it to stay that way, but...

  • Sunday Morning

    08 November 2020

    Sunday Morning Happy with the start of the day Happy as the Church bells - pell All is good Grateful for the food in breakfast Grateful for the Scottish Sunrise All is Good Peaceful except for nature awake Peaceful within those four walls All is good...

  • Plants are adapted to particular growing conditions

    24 November 2020

    Plants are adapted to particular growing conditions - moisture levels, soil types, climate and quite importantly resistance to pathogens that the plant may or may not have encountered in the environment in which it evolved. In the end it's all about evolution....

  • Niwak (garden tree) Large-scale Bonsai

    01 December 2020

    Niwaki means, 'garden tree'. Like a Bonsai, it is restrained from growth by various methods including cutting limbs off and trimming the length of the current year's growth with shears or even scissors in order to slow the growth of the green parts compared...

  • Happiness right under your feet

    04 October 2020

    Happiness is a skill you can learn and practice the rest of your life. Whether you drive from happiness, pursuit happiness, or simply grow happiness right under your feet , you can draw from many sources to help you on your journey “Happiness is the meaning...

  • The world of creativity - a lottery.

    10 October 2020

    The world of creativity seems to me like a lottery. There are so many unrecognised artists in every field who are extremely talented but never achieve recognition. The few who do often fit the fashion of the time and also are lucky. Take for example Damien...

  • Avoid processed food

    04 October 2020

    Avoid processed food I recommend to everybody to stay away from processed food as much as they can, and to eat as fresh as possible, That means avoiding frozen or pre-prepared foods – anything that’s ready-made and just needs to be heated up – as well...

  • Hedges are brilliant

    08 October 2020

    Hedges are brilliant Twelve hundred metres of hedge cleared away! That is sad. Nothing better than a good old fashioned mixed hedgerow for stock containment, protection from the weather, soil retention, foraging prospects for the passing human being,...

  • making cider - a slow process.

    12 October 2020

    making cider. It is a long slow process. The rule of thumb is that you only think about drinking it when apple blossom the following year begins to show. Naturally occurring sugars in apples will only ever get you a cider with about 4 to 5% alcohol. And...

  • making cider - a slow process.

    12 October 2020

    making cider. It is a long slow process. The rule of thumb is that you only think about drinking it when apple blossom the following year begins to show. Naturally occurring sugars in apples will only ever get you a cider with about 4 to 5% alcohol. And...

  • Grow an oak tree from an acorn

    13 October 2020

    If you want to grow your own oak tree from an acorn, it's quite simple. Collect some acorns and then put them in some water. Discard the ones that float. Caterpillars have eaten them. Plant the others 1 to 2 inches down in the autumn and leave them out...

  • Comforting rediscovering things

    15 October 2020

    In these complex times many people find it comforting to rediscover the things they used to like in the past. It reduces anxiety because we know what to expect and reminds us of simpler times. Many video games companies for example have been revisiting...

  • Never buy supermarket curry powder again.

    16 October 2020

    Be creative and create ingredients First, finely chop equal quantities of peeled garlic and ginger (no need to peel, just cut off any hard brown bits) and whizz them in a blender with a splash of oil - bullet blender works well. You now have Garlic Ginger...

  • Feed the Children

    24 October 2020

    It has been absolutely shaming watching and listening to some of these so called Conservative politicians using such vapid and dishonest arguments to justify not spending such a relatively paltry amount of money on helping undoubtedly hungry children.......

  • The journey of soil is a vortex

    29 October 2020

    The soil encompassing a plant will circulate as a slow-moving, granular vortex. This facilitates the even distribution of nutrients around the entirety of the root system. This movement is imperceptible to the human eye, however there are simple methods...

  • In the summer, fish are gliders.

    11 September 2020

    In the summer, wearing polarized sunglasses and watching the leaves on the trees flicker in the warm breath of the breeze, showing a normally unseen contrast between upper and lower surfaces; the rainbow hues of a metal manhole cover; looking through...

  • Stew will probably taste as good

    23 September 2020

    Any sort of stew will probably taste as good or better reheated the next day, as yes, the flavours develop. In fact. Some ingredients will probably not be as good though. Roast potatoes, for example, can only be eaten immediately after cooking or are...

  • JR Ewing a villain or a hero?

    25 September 2020

    A lot of people call JR Ewing a villain but I don't think he really was. He did bad things but he always had a good reason. Yes, selfishness was his motivation but in that world that was the only way he could survive because he knew everyone else would...

  • “Curfew” we live in a time of Curfew

    25 September 2020

    “Curfew” is a contraction of the original French couvre-feu, meaning literally “cover the fire”. In medieval Europe, it was common for a bell to be rung at a certain hour in the evening (often eight o’clock) indicating that all fires must be covered or...