Thursday, 12 December 2013

Croydon Sorting Office

Against the wishes of the Croydon community, the Royal Mail want to move the sorting office from East Croydon to Factory Lane:

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Something interesting at the bottom of my garden....

..and it's more exciting than fairies.

...and I'm not sure if they living in the old cherry tree stump or under my shed (or eating my shed). Actually the latter is inaccurate: the larvae feed on rotting wood whilst the adults are partial to a bit of soft fruit.

Stag Beetles, Britain's largest insect, despite what look like jaws or mandible, do NOT bite. The 'antlers' are for battling other males at mating time.

[to be continued]

Friday, 22 March 2013

Worm's Eye View of God

Whenever I am confronted with somebody who believes that their religious or spiritual views are infallibly correct and everybody else is wrong, I think of my wormery.

Every few days I lift the lid and put in some vegetable scraps and peelings.

From the worms’ point of view, the sky opens up and giant hand appears bearing food.

They think I’m God.

I know they are wrong.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Put on seat belt THEN start engine.

Lots of people get in the car, start the engine THEN put the seatbelt on.

This means the engine is idling pointlessly for a few seconds.

Multiply this by the millions of motorists with this habit – thousands of gallons of fuel wasted every year with consequent pollution and loss of a dwindling resource.

So seat belt first please!

Cheaper on your pocket.

Reduced air pollution.

Avoids risk of driving away without belting up.

If ever there was a no-brainer....

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Sky at Night

Many millenia ago, the Meaning Of Life was actually written in the sky!

When folks were confused or dejected, they had only to look up to the heavens to be reminded – and be thus cheered.

Over the centuries, however, the words have faded away leaving just the full stops and the dots over the ‘i’s.

Nowadays we know little about the Meaning Of Life except that it is very very long and has an awful lot of  ’i's in it.