Friday, 14 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
A few questions.
1. Why can the basin not be included in the town development plan as it is? After all it has been there a long time.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Sunday, 9 August 2009
We set off with her opening the lift bridge and me sitting on the roof of nb Bones steering. Once through Allen's Lock I went in to prep dinner while Bones took the boat the rest of the way to Somerton where we moored on the edge of a field for the night. The mutts loved it and Boots unsuspectingly found a nice patch of green grass that turned out to be a puddle.
Saturday saw us on our way again, in bright sunshine, with me steering and Bones pottering. We were to meet Adam and Lucy at Kings Sutton, unfortunately the fields were flooded by the rain so a new place was designated, Twyford. A&L bought food, such clever people.
We moored eventually in Banbury where after sorting the boat we popped into the General Foods Sports and Social Club for a much needed cold beer. Oh joy.
If you are in Banbury please do stop by.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
I fail to see how this is going to regenerate anything let alone Liverpool.
My manager at work told me, he was taken by it as was I.
It's a nice story but totally fabricated.
Please be advised that all Airports in Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) have new rules regarding arriving and departing of Overseas workers carrying electronic devices. This has not been published to the public,but please advise all our workers who are traveling GCC airports.
All Electronic devices will be submitted for check up before immigration section. Devices includes Cellular phones with camera and memory card, flash disks, external hard drive, Laptops/notebooks/pc, ipod, itouch, mp3 players with memory cards.
A special USB device will be inserted to the electonic devices that you are carrying. This special device can scan all videos and pictures, jpg, bmp, avi, etc, contents of your laptap/cellphones, and will be recorded to their main computer.
All devices with nude pictures in it will be confiscated immediately.There will be no fines, and refusal will send you to jail and deportation. Laptops with pirated software’s will also be confiscated. This rule has been applied already and is being practice in Saudi, Kuwait , Oman , Qatar , Abudhabi, Jeddah Airports. This is excluding Bahrain airport.
FYI, the special device was invented by a Filipino.
Kindly include this in your orientation with the workers and tell them not to bring any pirated softwares, movies, or nude pictures. Even datas that are hidden can be found by this device, so tell them not to bring any at all.The laptap of one of my friend, a Sony Viao, which cost around 8T SR, was confiscated a few days ago, because of 1 semi nude picture that he forgot to erase.
I hope they apply this rule to Saudi nationals as well, they can be among the worst offenders.
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DUTCH artist Lambert Kamps has transformed a hackney cab into a water taxi as part of a project that aims to use art to help regenerate some of Merseyside’s most deprived areas.
The sculptor, whose work often features recycled materials, turned the vehicle upside down and cut off the bottom to create a floating vessel powered by outboard motor.
It will run on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until September 20, carrying passengers between three stops.
His creation is part of the three-year Art for Places initiative, co-ordinated by the Liverpool Biennial, housing market renewal organisation New Heartlands, British Waterways and the Arts Council North West.
Maffi thinks . . .Art isn’t art because the artist says it is. Turning a car upside down cutting the bottom off and adding an outboard makes this a different kind of skip not art. We have enough of our own ‘different thinkers’ without importing them for vast sums of dosh.
The basin was owned by BW but they leased it to Paul ------ things have changed. Of the 15/16 moorings only 5 are occupied (dont ever tell me there are no moorings up north) the others are currently filled with broker boats.
Says David, "Something needs to be done about the canal it is not maintained, the gates and paddles are all very stiff and dredging is a distant memory for the older generation".
Quite a lot of information considering I have never been to Sheffield, thank you David.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Tonight I watched as an Anglo Welsh boat came past with 6/7 men women and children on the cruiser stern deck. All very busy enjoying the trip. This is just asking for trouble.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Likewise when we write the date we start with the day then the month then the year. So why oh why oh why do our American cousins insist on writing the month first, mm/dd/yyyy instead of dd/mm/yyyy. After all the date is a measure of the passage of time is it not?
I blame the boston tea party, I mean fancy having a party in the middle of a harbour then tipping the goddies overboard. Dumb dumb dumb! That would have set them back a hundred years in education.