It seems that there will be a big turn out at the General Election tomorrow. We have seen the candidates debate the key issues live on TV. Its the first time for party leaders, but we are already comfortable with this format. We have become hooked on casting our votes for contestants on reality TVContinue reading “Voting for talent”
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An image made up of a mass of fallen pink blossom petals, thick yellow road markings and a black tarmac road.
Plume of volcanic ash
All flights have been cancelled today due to a plume of volcanic ash which is floating high above the UK, the result of the eruption of an Icelandic volcano which lies in the south of the country, under the glacier called Eyjafiallajoekul. London is quiet without air traffic. The sky is not dark from theContinue reading “Plume of volcanic ash”
A frosty country
The land looks like it has had a dusting of icing sugar in this satellite photograph of Britain during the January cold snap.
Snow covered roads mean there are queues for salt at the salt mines.
Models of spacecraft in London’s Science Museum, like a line up of fireworks.
I have joined Twitter. This was a news story I noticed just after I joined. “Twitter ‘costs businesses £1.4bn’” “When it comes to an office environment the use of these sites is clearly becoming a productivity black hole.”
Warren Buffet is popular
Warren Buffet, one of the world’s richest men, is the sort of role model we are looking for at the moment. He provides a contrast to the city bankers who have caused a global economic meltdown by gambling away our money. Warren Buffet is very rich, but comes across as a good man, one withContinue reading “Warren Buffet is popular”
A note about busy exhibitions
With the Thames frozen over, a Frost Fair is held at London Bridge in 1683. “Coaches plied from Westminster to the Temple, and from several other stairs too and fro, as in the streets; sleds, sliding with skeetes, a bull-baiting, horse and coach races, puppet plays and interludes, cooks, tipling and other lewd places, soContinue reading “Frost Fair”