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Jeg er i live.

December 21, 2016 19 comments

The Øresund Bridge was obscured by the lights of my train. I wanted to see it again. Alas, I could not. Well, at least not very much of it. That’s the curse of travelling trains by night. Still, I arrived safely in Gentofte and managed to find my way to Viking-type Chum’s flat. At my insistence he didn’t meet me at station. It seemed pointless to make him stand outside in the dank, cold Danish December night. Read more…

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On the flanks of Plynlimon(Pumlumon Fawr)

December 20, 2016 5 comments
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These pictures are from the left hand flank of Plynlimon, way North of us, just above the A44. but below Machynlleth. There is another reservoir/power station called Nant-y-Moch, very remote and inaccessible, absolutely no farms for miles, literally. But we did find a few sheep.

 

 

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Much more bare up here, less forestry commission stuff especially on the tops.  Not much soil.  This is pretty typical, peneplaned old mountains ground down to stubs of their former selves.

 

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Some Mid Wales sh/leepy pics

December 20, 2016 5 comments
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This is on the way up to Llyn Brianne, a dam just above Llandovery, about half an hour from where I hang out, plenty of sheep but very small down there

 

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The Crown – Netflix

December 18, 2016 7 comments

When season one of the crown became available on Netflix I resisted watching as I was certain that it would be a load of rubbish. Well guess what ? It isn’t. it’s pretty good and has made me view the monarchy and the Queen in a  different light.

The series by itself didn’t achieve this but it prompted a lot of googling and I discovered a lot of things that I hadn’t realised before ( BTW I am humble enough to know that I’m not the most knowledgeable of men….but I am prepared to learn ).

Anyway if any of you have Netflix I recommend ‘The Crown Season One’. If you haven’t got Netflix get it, it’s only £6-00 per month and worth every penny.

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Swedish Pseudovisions.

December 12, 2016 15 comments

I was glad that Luxembourg Airlines fly over northern Germany and Denmark on their flight to Stockholm. The reason is very simple: it’s always nerve-wracking to fly over large bodies of water in a tiny Bombardier aeroplane. I had a row to myself. Flights to Sweden from Luxembourg are rarely full in the winter and I was only too happy to see Skåne below me. Read more…

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Zac Goldsmith: The Fall

December 2, 2016 19 comments

So the Limp Dims have overturned a 20,000-vote majority for Zac Goldsmith. Not terribly surprising, really, considering the impetuousness and rash irresponsibility of the man. He had a comfortable level of support in the London mayoral election. Then, he not only snatched defeat form the jaws of victory but positively rammed it down Khan’s throat. Then, in a most febrile of atmospheres — and in what was until 2010 a marginal Limp Dim seat — he resigned from the Conservative Party and forced a by-election. Good riddance. The Delightful Mrs May may hardly be delighted by the loss of a seat, but he’s been a tremendous thorn in HM’s Government’s side for some time.

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Ruminating Remainers

November 26, 2016 24 comments

I am somewhat amused to see the ecstatic enthusiasm with which the Guardian readers are welcoming the thought of being able to remain as individuals within the EU.

Presumably this would take the form of a Visa or Eu passport for which they will have to pay.  What none of them consider is quite how much they will have to pay!  Will they have to use it or lose it?  All sorts of wrinkles there that may prove very expensive indeed.

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More Gowdy

November 25, 2016 Leave a comment

This guy is a class act. I wish we had some like him over here.

You can find more on Youtube.

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Congressman Trey Gowdy

November 25, 2016 16 comments

With luck this guy will become US Attorney General.

 

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Perfidious Gaul

November 24, 2016 11 comments

This has been quite a year politically, hasn’t it? Throughout the West the established political order has been challenged and undermined. In Germany the stale coalition system has effectively been turned on its head. Baden-Württemberg has a Greens-led coalition with the CDU as junior coalition partner. Rheinland-Pfalz has a “traffic light” coalition – Red/Yellow/Green. In the former DDR the AfD have been winning over 20pc in most states, even hard-left Berlin gave th Read more…

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