When I was teaching in the 1980’s. my class wrote letters which were placed in a bottle. Continue reading
I remember watching this many years ago. It’s still good. This channel alone has had almost ten million views – and this video appears elsewhere too. Continue reading
This blog is called “The Last Furlong” after a painting by Marjorie Owens which appears in the heading. Marjorie Owens was a tiny woman who trained horses and painted them too. The Furlongs have several of her originals. She was also a Rupert Bear illustrator. Continue reading
I didn’t realise how VERY bad the drought in the Cape, South Africa is, until a reader of this blog alerted me to it.
They spent time this morning, collecting their water.
In Cape Town itself the situation is becoming dire.
“Four million citizens will be expected to collect 25 litres per person from one of 200 collection points,” he said. “A true nightmare scenario is developing before our very eyes.” Link
“The technology to connect people to a water supply has been around since ancient Egypt. It’s not a technical problem,” he says.
Well, bloody hell? Really? You could have fooled me!
The best we can do at the moment is a Graphene-based sieve. that turns seawater into drinking water….in TINY quantities.
We can insert stents into hearts in a day clinic, we can photograph Mars, we can drone-attack a single person, we can run a car on water, we can dive miles down into the ocean trench, we can feed millions of people in huge cities with efficient food-supplying systems but we can’t get water for our consumption from the sea!
I am absolutely sick of the phrase ‘cowardly perpetrators’. Continue reading
Education, education, education. said Tony Blair. I myself have always thought education was the answer to ignorance and folly. Continue reading