Tag: Technology

With My Little Eye

I am a raving Euro-Federalist… a Pro-European of the most violent, dyspeptic and incurable disposition.” Boris Johnson (1999) Life in the Fast Lane.

This is a second contribution to the photo challenge EDIT from GC and my site Weekly Prompts. It is also linked to Fandango’s Saturday prompt Movement

With many in the Conservative Party moving towards making Boris Johnson the next Prime Minister of the U.K. I decided to find out what Private Eye had to say about it.

Private Eye is a U.K. news and current affairs publication, it’s a magazine I read from time to time, and usually from cover to cover, there’s always something in there to make me smile. I’m also a great fan of its editor, Ian Hislop. I was thinking of asking Santa for a subscription, but I’m not sure I can wait that long.

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A Licence to Kill!

Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall!” – Anonymous

The Weekend photo challenge on Weekly Prompts the site GC and I share is EDIT.

We asked our readers if they stage manage their photos, do they take the background into consideration before taking pictures and do they edit before uploading.

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The Inhabitants of 402 Part 1

“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” ~ Stephen Hawking (2010)

The Wednesday Word Prompt over at GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Haywire.

Camera icons 2Some eighteen months ago, on a whim, I began to write a little piece of fiction that was inspired by an amusing remark from GC.

It was never my intention for my little bit of nonsense to sit amongst my computer files for a year and a half, but occasionally things go  haywire, such as never completing the final part! Today I have addressed that slip, part three is finished and here is part one.

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Too Peaceful?

“There are few things as charming and attractive as country life, especially when we are tired, stressed, and overwhelmed by the noise and pollution of the city. Country life is the only available type of paradise for people who seek peace, calm, beauty, and harmony.” ~ Unknown

Empty Fields Cropped

This is my second offering for GC and my photo challenge Peaceful over at Weekly Prompts. I’ve also linked to three other sites (detailed at the base).

Standing on the roof terrace surveying all that is below, I am once more reminded that something is not quite right, something is missing from this green and pleasant land, and if it’s possible to be too peaceful, then this is it.

At the end of March, Richard, the farmer who rents my land called in to pay his rent. “I’ll fetch you some lambs up in a couple of weeks!”  – Richard, I’m still waiting!

I love this time of year as I eagerly await the arrival of the lambs.  Often we have a few cows with their young calves, and they too bring a lot of pleasure, not least because cows are such curious creatures, frequently hanging over the garden wall, almost as though they’ve popped over for a chin-wag.

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Recently, I took the bull by the horns and confronted WordPress about the failure of some our pingbacks, and not being one to let a situation slide, I badgered the company, with questions, and I cheekily offered ideas and advice.

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