Election watch (10) – make this the climate change election

Now we have seen the Labour, LibDem, Brexit, Green and Conservative manifestos we can compare the futures they offer. If this is the Brexit election then you probably know where the different parties stand on that issue. If you want a poor Leave deal then vote Conservative. If you want an even worse Leave deal…

Tim Melling – Grizzly Bear

Tim writes: I managed to catch this female Grizzly Bear with a little gentle sunlight on her head and shoulders.  Sunlight is in short supply in the deep valleys of British Columbia as it takes ages for the sun to rise above the mountains.  Add to that the fact that Grizzly Bears are most active…

Election watch (9) – the Conservative manifesto

Here are my first thoughts on the Conservative Party manifesto – it’s a large document but fairly easy to read. What follows is a series of quotes from the manifesto (in order and with a reference to the section in which they appear) and then I make some remarks about it at the foot of…

Sunday quotes (39)

This week’s quote is from Robert Frost (died 1963). A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. https://www.econlib.org/archives/2017/03/robert_frost_an_1.html More on Robert Frost (click here) Likes(8)Dislikes(0)

Sunday book review – Sky Dance by John D. Burns

This novel is set on the fictional Scottish island of Morvan and set amongst the hill walkers and shooting estate folk who enjoy this landscape. It’s a good yarn and I enjoyed reading it. When I tell you that the land owner is called Lord Purdey and he has a couple of unsympathetic criminal gamekeepers,…