The latest solution, is an old idea, to build a wave of garden cities:
Well I think if we return to the old tradition, if you like of Ebenezer Howard, Raymond Onwyn, people who built places like this, beautiful green, settled communities, with the right amenities, the right transport links, places where people want to bring up children, where they want to grow old. I think if we do that (with local support) you can actually stop this endless aggravation around urban sprawl, and instead build on a scale which also helps build the number of homes we need.
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, BBC Countryfile 11th August 2014
Nigella’s Courgette Cake – better than carrot cake? I’m there! ;-P http://mixandfold.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/courgettecake.html
Watching James May’s Cars of the People – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0467lbh
fiat 500, who would have thought
Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane
Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – http://www.automotivetouchup.com/spray-paint-directions.htm – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4227493-Phenoms-Howtos-Sunroof-gasket-seal-rebuild-for-only-10 – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide – http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=33684.0
He that lives in a college, after his mind is sufficiently stocked with learning, is like a man, who having built, rigged, and victualled, a ship, should lock her up in a dry dock
Edmund Burke – The Annual Register (A View of the History, Politicks and Literature of the Year), 1758
Second only to a pond, nothing is more beneficial for the ecology of your garden and the health of the wildlife in your area, than long grass
Gardeners’ World BBC2, August 01 2014
At this moment they are the only two people on Earth
Sunshine, pushbike and Sark… Nuff said
Killers have never been this close-knit
Watching Valhalla Rising – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/ – Brutal!
Eirik: God brought us out of that mist for a reason. We claim this land in His name!
Kare: How do we do that? We’re half starved. Three men dead, one missing.
Randomly picked up a six pack of these at Waitrose… after imbibing three cans over an extended game of cards i can honestly say that it kept me up all night. I haven’t even remotely considered sleep as an option
Thanks to CIGPE for a very interesting presentation on the Joint European Torus nuclear fusion experiment http://www.efda.org/2013/05/jet-the-joint-european-torus/
Some very interesting issues around the economies of maintenance at large scale… 20k millisieverts per hour and an 800c reactor vessel after 1 month of cooling anyone? Not to mention 16kg of tritium injection per day (current total global sales = 0.2kg per year)
Time for a visit methinks
Thinking of going to Infosec 2014? Why bother…. Head to sunny Guernsey instead for free sandwiches and an hour of cyber and security insights from Colin Williams of SBL as part of BCS Guernsey’s 2014 lunchtime seminar series…
BCS Guernsey – From the Cold War to the Singularity… And Beyond
See you there!