The News -
as recorded by someone who has little or no interest in what is going on in the outside world....
Saturday, 26 January 2008
Windy weather - but not here
At the flea market today it was beautiful weather; warm, sunny and only the slightest breeze. And yesterday, while colder and with a bit stronger breeze, was almost equally pleasant and I got out in the garden for the first time this year. Meanwhile, elsewhere - electricity was cut to more than 30,000 homes last night after falling trees damaged power lines across the north of England. Engineers from CE Electric UK worked through the night to restore power to homes across parts of Yorkshire, Northumberland and County Durham. Power lines were brought down as strong winds, some gusting up to 70mph, caused disruption across the region. Staff, who were hampered by many road closures, were now finding it easier to reach remote locations with equipment, the power company said. The high winds blew over at least 10 lorries on the A1 and buildings and roofs were damaged. Leeds Bradford International Airport was also affected by the strong winds, with some planes delayed or diverted by the weather.
This is a cheat's blog; a coward's blog. I have taken the conscious decision that it will not be about a world in chaos. The real news which has an impact on the lives of millions is that in which the Four Horsemen appear - war, famine, conquest and death - or in which the Gods have taken it upon themselves to punish folk through natural disasters and disease.... I shall leave such headlines to the BBC and Sky News. Not all my posts will be positive by any means but I readily acknowledge that I have made no attempt to give a balanced view of the news that is genuinely important in this world.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
I enjoy most forms of communication and postcards are a special favourite. I used to blog as Scriptor Senex which is Latin for Old Writer but now Google only lets me post as John Edwards.
“He’s not so old. He’s just the age that he is, that’s all.” (Gerald Hammond)