Monthly Archives: January 2016

Welcome to the 21st century……..the Cologne police and authorities might like to read this!

The article below is from the BBC web site and illustrates the problems that women face in islamic society. It is easy to see why the events in Cologne happened if this is the attitude towards a practicing female muslim. … Continue reading

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Cologne attacks and “the elephant in the room”

  “The New Year’s Eve attacks on women in Cologne are still reverberating in Germany, with the resignation of the city’s police chief on Friday, and news that migrants were among the suspected attackers. The BBC’s Jenny Hill looks back … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman, Ramsbottom and a grey winters day………and a chance encounter with ‘Tanas bear!

“A grand day out………………..” Although I am scheduled to go on an official visit to see the Flying Scotsman train next Friday, I decided at short notice to go over to Ramsbottom (small town in Lancashire) today as the train … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman returns to the track…….and I am going to see it next week!

The iconic Flying Scotsman, pictured on the Roch Viaduct in Bury (below)……..is there any more glorious sight? The Flying Scotsman is returning to the tracks for the first time in a decade after undergoing a £4.2million refit. The famous locomotive … Continue reading

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The wisdom of children……….

What is it about young children that they are able to see the world in a very different way than adults. They have that capacity to cut through the crap and intellectual drivel spouted by their so called elders and … Continue reading

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Rewarding failure, again and again

Originally posted on Biz Psycho:
Whatever you think about the New Year’s honours list and its continuing habit of rewarding people, especially civil servants, for just doing their jobs you have to wonder what on earth they were thinking making…

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Linksmų Kalėdų ir Naujųjų Metų

And a photograph of my favourite building taken very early one summers morning. So greetings to all my friends and colleagues in Lithuania and I look forward to seeing you sometime in 2016, after an absence of over a year.

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