I note that our Janus has been missing for some time. Does anyone have any news of him?
I know that people come and go. I know that people are busy and don’t always have the time to post or comment. Hey! I’m one of the biggest offenders!
But, I do get concerned. So please Christina let us know that you are O.K.
I returned from a trip of 18 days in Japan last Friday. I don’t think I will return.
In that time, I lost around 4 kg of, admittedly, unwanted weight. It wasn’t entirely due to the extra miles / kilometres that I walked – but was definitely down to the fact that my system and, more importantly, my taste buds simply rebelled at raw tuna, prawns, crab and other stuff that, normally, I thoroughly enjoy…
Continue reading “In Praise of Cooked Food, Knives and Forks”
I am a dedicated anthropogenic climate change sceptic. I’m more than happy to clean up the planet we all have to live on – and I would suggest that we stop trying to produce more and more of us to live in a limited space …
However, as far as I’m concerned, the world’s climate has been changing since its birth + 1. As a historian I am well aware that the climate has changed in the small geographical area and limited time-scale that I have studied.
Continue reading “Sometimes even the Daily Mail makes me laugh!”
As I understand it, our Dearly Beloved Neighbour, Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, launched a missile over the Sovereign State of Japan.
Is this not an Act of Aggression? No weasel words please – surely the air-space over any country should be treated as totally and utterly inviolable?
Continue reading “What am I missing?”
The top end of Queensland is prone to cyclones. Some years there are several relatively small ones, every so often they get a big one.
As some of you may know cyclones are rather unpredictable. The longer they are over water, the bigger they get … and no one seems to be able to predict exactly where they will cross the land. Continue reading “Cyclone Warning”
In case no-one knows, today Oz is going to the Polls. It’s a bit different from the UK.
Polling Day is always a Saturday, the polls open at 8.00 am and shut at 6.00 pm and voting is compulsory – fines apply for not voting – and every polling station has a sausage sizzle (no fines apply for not buying or eating the same). Continue reading “Same Topic (Politics) – Different Venue (Oz)”
In my teens, I was average height – 5 feet 2 inches. Unfortunately the world has grown around me, and I am told that I am short and the average height for a woman is now around 5 feet 5 inches. Continue reading “Just the Right Size or Moan of the Week”
I have been following the so-called arguments against the UK leaving the EU. It strikes me that those arguments are based on fear-tactics and, unfortunately, will drown out those who have the courage to go it alone… However that is not what this blog is about. Continue reading “Referendum 2016 – Queensland Style”