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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Don't bother to call plod.

If you've been burgled you'll be low down on the priorities of the Police farce.

According to Sara Thornton, head of the National Police Chiefs Council, however, you shouldn't necessarily expect them to bother turning up. “We need to move from reacting to some of those traditional crimes to thinking about focusing on threat and harm and risk and really protecting the public,” she said yesterday. “That might mean that if you’ve had a burglary, for example, and the burglar has fled, that we won’t get there as quickly as we would have in the past.”

They’re far more likely to be going after real villains.

Police want to identify three youngsters who "blacked up" as gollys for a town's summer parade

Police Scotland has confirmed it is carrying out an investigation after complaints over the Wick Gala, in Caithness, Scotland.

Donna Plowman, who chairs the Wick Gala Committee, said: "Police approached us on Monday as they were making inquiries into certain participants after receiving concerns about people dressing up as Golliwogs and the Jackson Five.

I give up.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Want a BMW?

They're rubbish according to this new owner.


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You couldn't make it up?

Monday, 13 July 2015

Wind.

Facts about wind turbines and how good they are for us. (Not).

 

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The blog author.

A few years ago.

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I’m the one in dark blue. We had just been awarded the Wilkinson Sword of Peace.

In 1995 RFA Sir Galahad shared the award of the Wilkinson Sword of Peace after providing assistance to the UK elements of the UN Stabilisation Force at Lobito, Angola, following years of civil war.  The ship was deployed on Operation Chantress as this deployment became known from the 6 April to the 21 August 1995.

It was a very interesting deployment. I was the liaison between the ship and the Royal Engineer detachment. I believe I’m the only engineer in my outfit to have carried out a controlled explosion of a land mine. (under supervision of course).

I found this pic by pure chance on the internet. Strange.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Greeks have spoken.

With nearly two-thirds of the vote counted, Greeks look to have given the 'Big No' with a 60pc majority against Europe's bail-out conditions

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Interesting times ahead. Is this the start of the end of the EU?

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Panic! It’s summer. We’re all doomed I say.

Since I got back from Greece all I see in the media is how we are going to fry this year. Pensioners are ordered to stay in doors (Are we allowed to call them pensioners these days?).

Dr Angie Bone, Head of Extreme Events at PHE, said:

In this continued warm weather, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses.

They honestly presume that the general public are stupid and can’t work this out for themselves. Whilst in Greece we endured at least half the time with temperatures in the late twenties and early thirties. We didn’t need Public Health Greece to tell us how to look after ourselves. We just took sensible precautions such as if you feel dehydrated, drink more beer.

Apart from yesterday where it edged into the low thirties where I live, the temperatures daily have just stayed in the low twenties with rain today. Not exactly tropical weather.

 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

I'm back.

And I'm exhausted.

Arrived back from our family holiday on the island of Crete late sunday afternoon. since then it has been all go. Incidentally the islanders take the whole monetary crisis in their stride. No stampede for the cash machines at all. Then again, where we stay, all the transactions are carried out on a cash basis as a matter of course.

Yesterday was grand child sitting duties. Up at 0600 and back home at 1930. Bloody hard work looking after a three year old and a one year old.

Today was the same except longer as SE trains don't seem to work in hot weather and the daughter was late back.

I've also only got half a roof as I called in roofers to fix the main roof before Mrs FE's kitchen extension was built.

It will be interesting tomorrow when the chimney sweep does his business whilst the roofers are on the job.

All in all it is very busy at the FE mansion.

I think I need a holiday.