Saturday, September 27, 2008

Of more than purely local interest.....

There's an election going on in Canada and another taking place in the United States. And it appears, once again, that chronic unpleasantness continues to transpire behind half-closed doors down at the Kremlin in London where the've got the Prime Minister's leg and half his arse out the window but he keeps managing to locate the majority of his weight inside the building. Lots of change but the same characters reappearing - the same Svengalis, the same tycoons, the same bankers.

Maybe a few cracks are finally appearing in the thesis that what's good for the bankers is good for the man in the street. Follow the money, they say. Well we've followed the money up and down and now a whole lot of people are about to lose their jobs and their houses because of what may in the long run have proved to be an enormous gambling exercise using other people's money.

This little video is about a story told in the old days by Tommy Douglas - New Democrat, Premier of Saskatchewan, Godfather of Universal Healthcare in Canada. It's introduced by his grandson Kiefer Sutherland.

Many thanks to Malcolm+ - the Simple Massing Priest - for the link

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Maybe when.....

Maybe when the new diet has progressed a little bit I'll become a naturist!

One does need goals.

On the other hand being a naturist in Scotland would require some protection from the rain.

A hat maybe.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Church Picnic

The average Scot has a vitamin D level which is through the floor. It's not getting any better.

The weather having been abominable for two years here in Scotland, one takes in all the sunshine one can when it presents itself in little dribs and drabs. A drab was rumoured to be occurring on Sunday and so we went ahead with a long overdue congregational picnic up at Penicuik House.