Wednesday, 13 February 2019

I'm thinking about 'rainbow nation'; rainbow world . . . and how exclusive it seems to me to be. 

Think about it

L       lesbian
G      gay
b       bisexual
T       transexual
Q       queer
Q       questioning

Where on earth is

H       heterosexual

where is

A       asexual

'A' adds a vowel. Perhaps it's time to come up with a slightly more meaningful, and certainly more inclusive, acronym?

Monday, 11 February 2019

Here's The Guardian's take on plummeting insect numbers

Of course the thing with insects is that even if you don't like some of them, you should find out what their job description is before swatting them. There are no lazy insects - even queen bees are busy lying there gestating - they all have jobs to do. But hands up anyone who knows what these jobs are. I'm no different.

Mulling over their decline, and wondering how it comes about, I decided that if you multiply all the windscreens of all the vehicles in the world by the number of insects that met there end there it gives some idea of the vast losses by that particular route. Mmm.

Monday, 4 February 2019

The blog - An Analogy

Two particularly striking posts on Twitter at the weekend. Both 'right'. Both diametrically opposed. Both health related, one advocating 'P.E. for all !', one, with traumatic memories of having to do P.E. at school, firmly opposed to such a one-size-fits-all approach.

Reminded me of #Brexit, bless it. To govern, you have to listen to both sides. Are we doing that? Err, not really. A smart, Dutch-style coalition would make things easier I think. 

Saturday, 2 February 2019

One of my favourite times of the week is Saturday morning. Whole sections of streets are cordoned off as big plant arrives to deliver stuff to roof works, there is little or no traffic, and it's a quiet time for art galleries so a perfect time to view.