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Dance to the rhythm of the drum

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

I had a super week. It will probably only happen once in a lifetime that you move into a new home and a new office in the same week. I went from being homeless (we spent the summer couch surfing at the homes of various friends) and office-less (for a few weeks, I was a mobile office myself) in a matter of days. But for these two moves to successfully happen, I had to dance to the rhythm of bureaucracy. It made me reflect more than once on the sense and nonsense of organizations. I spoke with utility companies – …


Get up stand up, don’t give up your rights

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

Activists in the United Kingdom plan a mass demonstration against homeopathy tomorrow. They plan to swallow the contents of entire bottles of homeopathic pills to illustrate their claims that such remedies “are nothing but sugar pills.” They will stage their demonstrations outside drugstores around Britain to protest against the continued sale of homeopathic remedies and to argue that such treatments have no scientific basis, according to The Telegraph. The campaign is being co-coordinated by the Merseyside Skeptics Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to “developing and supporting the skeptical community.” This is going to be a nice media event. I’m sure …


High-speed trains, make for a greener planet

Posted On Sep 20 2019 by

The train is coming back to America…at last! The Trump administration has awarded $8 billion to fund 13 high-speed rail projects in the country. California received $2.25 billion to support the funding of the $42.6 billion project that would link San Francisco with Los Angeles. The cities are not even 400 miles apart, a distance that the future bullet train will travel in less than 2 hours. The US is finally following the example of Japan and Europe where high-speed trains have become a familiar and convenient way of transportation between cities in the past 20 years. This past Summer …


Saving Money with Nanny Sharing

Posted On Jun 28 2019 by

No matter what option you choose, childcare is expensive. When I discovered it would cost nearly £2,000 a month for childcare for my two children, then aged 6 months and 2 years, I decided it made more sense to quit my job, take care of my children, and work from home. Unfortunately, not all parents have that option. If you are exploring options for affordable childcare, one option that might make sense is nanny sharing. What Is Nanny Sharing? Two families agree to share the same nanny. This could either be that each family needs the nanny on a part-time …


Deforestation of the Amazon rain forest

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

It is widely recognised that, whilst ground based data is needed to get a full picture, remote sensing from space is the best, and perhaps only credible, solution for monitoring the whole of worlds rainforests, and that radar satellites are the most efficient in doing so. This is unsurprising as in most rainforests it rains much of the time, and so for most of the time there is more than 80% cloud-cover. Most satellites only spend a handful or two of minutes operating over the rainforests in any one orbit. With some orbits over ocean rather than forest, and with …


A recap of all episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Posted On Dec 23 2016 by

Buffy Anne Summers arrives in Sunnydale and enrolls at Sunnydale High where she meets her new watcher, Rupert Giles (also the school librarian) and makes her first friends, Willow Rosenberg, Xander Harris, and meets Cordelia Chase and the mysterious Angel a vampire with a soul. Also in town is The Master, the oldest vampire known and he is stuck in Sunnydale, well underneath Sunnydale after an earthquake rocked the town many hundreds of years ago. A mystical barrier has kept him there. With him are is his best vampire, Darla who is also the vampire that sired Angel in Ireland …


Angel – 5 Season Binge Watch

Posted On Dec 23 2016 by

So you may have heard of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or you may be too young to remember it. But the fact remains that the show was a big hit at the time. If like me you are more of a reading person and would prefer to read my transcript of all 5 seasons, you’ve found the right place. Let’s start at the beginning.. In the beginning there was a show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. On it were two lovers destined not to be, the slayer, Buffy Anne Summers and a vampire called Angel. They fell deeply in love, …


Pink – The truth about love

Posted On Dec 22 2016 by

“The truth about love comes at 4am. You’re all f**ked up and you grab a pen…” This line from Pink’s new album ‘The Truth About Love’ is indicative of pink’s new attitude towards love, and how relationships work. Pink is a woman who has had an epiphany and her recent tour is all about spreading her findings.The beauty of an artist like Pink is that she has a huge arsenal of material, which she can delve into and emerge with some interesting points. Love, sex and relationships are common themes in her work and added to the material on her …


Multi-Tasking: Efficiency or Chaos?

Posted On Dec 22 2016 by

In our modern lives it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of everything we have to do. Try as we might the never-ending to-do list and Outlook reminders fall short of organising our hectic lives. In an attempt to maximise the efficiency of our jam-packed day many of us turn to multi-tasking. The telephone finds itself precariously balanced between ear and shoulder while our fingers furiously type away at some urgent email. We text while we walk; with heads bowed we slowly meander in a vague attempt to avoid bumping into oncoming pedestrians. I am sure many of us have …


The Dad’s against Drug’s project

Posted On Dec 1 2016 by

In 2000, the Kirklands Area Neighbourhood Watch – Safe Community independently commissioned researchers to undertake a Participatory Appraisal Study within its community, to highlight issues pertinent to the local people and their well-being, and to try and get them more involved in the Neighbourhood Watch. A major shock finding of the survey was when the researchers who were undertaking the study within the community, found themselves directly approached by drug dealers. These shock findings led to a number of dads wishing to play for a football team to promote drug awareness to their children and the wider community. The Dads …