Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
That is Portland and Weymouth in the distant sun haze
That is the door from the top of the hill
Update on the St Oswalds Bay landslip, see the colour of the sea, the chalk has turned in into pale aqua
Took these yesterday, had first BBQ this year using my Cobb
Fingers crossed it stays same for next weekend, bring a cardi though it was bit chilly!!
The Cobb is on the table... view from my van :)
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Lord Mandelson has been officially appointed to the newly resurrected post of High Steward of Hull.He follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, Labour foreign and home secretary Herbert Morrison, who was High Steward of Hull from 1956 to 1965.
In a ceremony at Hull's Guildhall, Lord Mandelson vowed to serve the city to his "best judgement and ability".
At the same ceremony, former Tory MP Virginia Bottomley was appointed to the rejuvenated role of Sheriff of Hull.
The Queen gave the city permission for the two ancient ceremonial posts to be reinstated after they were abolished in 1974.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/oil/10064929/Oil-price-manipulation-could-have-driven-up-food-and-household-goods-prices-as-well-as-petrol.html I have been reading this and other related articles in the Telewag and I wonder why this seems to be an epiphany. The value of goods - any goods, not just oil - has long ceased to be influenced by the old parameters, supply and demand. These days any publicly traded commodity is entirely at the mercy of those who can profit by 'playing the margins'. This has absolutely nothing whatever to do with cost, value, supply or demand. It is all to do with creating price movement. Either up or down, it matters not, because the difference between a previous price and a current price is a profit opportunity for someone who is only interested in the difference, not the commodity or the commodity's worth. Arguably, the higher the price, the greater the potential for price movement without creating undue concern. 10% of 100 is far more real value that 10% of 10 - even though the percentage change is the same. Thus, it benefits these money manipulators to work a market up as high as possible and then manipulate the margins. I wonder why we, the consumers, are tolerant of price swings - some of which may be quite high - but intolerant of small hikes in taxes.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Despite local papers being full of headlines such as ‘Killer Croc goes berserk and savages double decker bus,’ and thousands of signs advising: ‘Don’t step in de water man!’ crocs seem harder to spot than straight politicians. However as Paul requested a photo I left no stone unturned. I’m still getting the mud out of my sandals. This 3m long female is classed as petite.