November 23, 2009

How should we react to the increasingly unpredictable weather being experienced in Britain?

NOVEMBER 20, 2009 Yet again, just over two years after the devastating floods in Tewkesbury, Britain finds itself once more coming to terms with the aftermath of a devastating freak weather occurrence and its impact on the people in Scotland and the north of England. Quite rightly, people’s thoughts are focused on the tragic loss of life (including PC Bill Barker who died in the line of duty helping people after a bridge collapse in Workington) and also the huge clean-up operation that will be required afterwards. But shouldn’t we also stop to think about the impact of climate change […]
November 23, 2009

Women: be careful who you give your business card to!

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 I seem to have a large number of attractive, intelligent and successful female friends in their twenties and thirties, many of whom lament the difficulties of finding suitable men. I struggled to understand how such eligible women can find it hard to date until one of them shared this clip with me on Facebook! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did! The story entitled “Why some girls stay single) (repeated below from goes like this: The story is this:  a girl was out with friends having drinks on King St (in Toronto) when […]
November 23, 2009

Poor Katie! I hope that her and Peter get back together soon…

NOVEMBER 23, 2009 I was very sad to see that Katie Price has walked out of the Jungle on “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” Although I know that she is a naughty girl, the good spirit with which she accepted the challenges on the show really impressed me, and I hope that it has gone some way to helping her to rebuild her public image. While she is a popular hate figure with many, I cannot help but see her as a beautiful, but vulnerable young lady who has been a victim of the ‘celebrity’ industry, and […]
November 21, 2009

Dutch car maker plans move to UK

NOVEMBER 21, 2009 Luxury car maker Spyker wants to move closer to its main parts supplier and chooses to relocate in Coventry. A luxury sports car maker based in the Netherlands has announced it is moving an assembly plant to Coventry. Spyker Cars makes up to 50 luxury cars a year, mainly for the US market, with prices starting from about £180,000. It said up to 45 out of 135 jobs would be at risk when it moved its assembly plant from Zeewolde in Holland to Whitley in Coventry by the end of 2009. via BBC News – Dutch car maker […]
November 18, 2009

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | LHC nears restart after repairs

NOVEMBER 18, 2009 The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could restart as early as this weekend after more than a year of repairs. But officials have avoided giving an exact date for sending beams of protons around the 27km (17 mile) circular tunnel which houses the collider. The LHC was first switched on in 2008, but had to be shut down when a faulty electrical connection caused one tonne of helium to leak into the tunnel. via BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | LHC nears restart after repairs. I have always enjoyed science and have long been fascinated by the potential […]