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What would you do to change the world with a billion dollars?

April 29, 2012


It’s been quiet on the ranch.  So quiet that I began to wonder where my blogging brain went.  But, folks, I have come out of hibernation to twirl about with you one of my favourite bored-on-Sunday-it’s-raining-outside-questions:  what would you do to change the world if you had a billion dollars? To make it interesting, I […]

Post Christmas folly

December 30, 2011


Christmas is such as strange time isn’t friends? I feel only now that the madness is lifting.  Most people probably don’t know when they are temporarily barmy but I have concrete evidence of my own screwiness.  Start with recent activities: having not really entered the kitchen for the last six months I have just spent […]

Red Herring London

December 10, 2011


So….we had the very lovely Jayne come and stay, and deciding to show her a piece of London, we were very much hoping that our chosen car boot sale and slightly screwy Christmas market would be open……well, ya can put THAT one to bed!!  Rotherhithe CBS was not open when we finally rocked up although […]

Go out into the snow now and don’t come back….

December 8, 2011


Having watched the final in David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet series I feel like wandering into a frozen wilderness, lying down and going into a warm, everlasting sleep.  Attenborough presents a vivid narrative about the diminishing of our polar regions through climate change.  The calving of the Antarctic ice sheets, the speeding of the Greenland glaciers […]

Combatting a ‘locked-in’ climate future

December 5, 2011


Anyone who has been paying attention to lead up to climate negotiations in Durban could be forgiven for thinking that they have become an irrelevant side-show to the economic crisis confronting Europe.  Indeed, with many developing countries refusing to agree to a new binding agreement to replace Kyoto without the inclusion of non-binding targets for […]

Another Clarkson abomination and a claytons apology

December 2, 2011


Jeremy Clarkson was forced today to issue an apology for his comments on The One Show yesterday evening. Clarkson controversially said that people who joined the UK’s first general strike in 40 years should be taken out in front of their families and executed.  Clarkson also claimed the strike was actually good because it meant […]

710,000 reasons to be angry with UK economic policy

November 29, 2011


The Chancellor today told the UK public what they already knew about the future of the economy: growth is slowing to a near standstill and the UK will incur more debt because of the poor prognosis.  Yet while the Chancellor didn’t manage to surprise, the Independent Office for Budget Responsibility released its analysis which revealed […]