Life & Times

One reason that energy prices in the UK have skyrocketed.

The EU price cap on gas is 43.99 Euros per mega watt hour. The UK is £263.79 per mega watt hour.

Graph showing relative energy price caps across Europe

Enough Is Enough! There’s a growing pushback in the UK against the status quo.

We’re not in this together, we never have been.

Read more here

Early walk with “the boy” before it becomes too hot 📷

Great quote from the Daily Mirror Whitehall correspondent Mikey Smith on the campaign to keep Boris in No 10.

“Imagine there being an active campaign to get Boris Johnson to stay on as PM, and not one to bring Gordon Brown back. Not saying either is the answer, but one seems objectively less of a batshit idea than the other.”

Saturday morning cycle ride 🚲

Strava link

Blue sky at 6:30 this morning #FridayPhoto 📷

A small waterfall I spotted while out walking the dog.

iPhone 11, processed in On1 Photo RAW 2022 📷

This photo says it all ⚽️

Currently reading: The Larmenius Inheritance by John Paul Davis 📚

Currently reading: Buried by Alice Roberts 📚

I’ve written a rule to move any email with “Black Friday” in the subject field to the bin…..

Peppa Pig and prolonged pauses – it is, I think, time to start worrying about the prime minister.

At the end of this speech, in an interview with ITV, the interviewer, having watched the speech, and gauged the audience’s reaction, saw fit to pose the following question: “Is everything OK, prime minister?”

Read more on The Independent

boris & peppa pig

Listening to Raise The Roof, the new album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. the long-awaited follow-up from Raising Sand. 🎶

Listen on Spotify.

Just listened to the brilliant new album from Elbow called Flying Dream 1.🎶

Buy a copy from Elbow’s store or listen on Apple Music.

Mark Barrow has spent thirty years filming underwater clips that document the state of Britain’s rivers and streams. In the last twenty years, he has seen the percentage of UK waterways classified as healthy drop from over 90% to less than 15%. Now, as water companies are effectively granted free licence to pump sewage directly into rivers, he says he has witnessed whole stretches of water completely devoid of life. View his report on YouTube

Perhaps the country is finally about to see through Boris Johnson. Everyone does in the end.

Boris Johnson is the prime minister of a country that is a genuine world leader on carbon reduction. And here he was, covering the arses of the countries that deliberately sabotaged Cop26, for no reason beyond his own juvenile boosterism.

Read the full article on the Independent

Dramatic sky when out walking the dog this morning.

dramatic sky across fields

iPhone 11, Lightroom app, processed in Lightroom Classic


Leave Boris Johnson alone – this exotic creature is Labour’s greatest asset | The Independent

slippery slope

Listening to The Future from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. 🎶

Starmer suggests PM is using Brexit fights to distract from other areas.

“There’s a little bit of me, Andrew, I am afraid that can’t help think that the prime minister is constantly trying to pick a fight on things like this so he hopes people don’t look elsewhere in the forest, which are things like the Owen Paterson affair.”

What happened in the House of Commons yesterday was so foul, the stench might never clear.

What happened on Wednesday afternoon in the House of Commons was absolutely not a politician making the rules then failing to abide by them himself. It was a politician, having been found utterly in breach of them, entirely and unequivocally bang to rights, and responding by having his mates, and the government itself, just rip the rules up altogether.

Read the full article here

johnson wallowing in sleeze *From The Independent*

First frost of the season 📷

Frosty landscape photo

iPhone 11, Lightroom app, processed in Lightroom Classic

“Not our fault!” Spitting Image nailed it.

clip from spitting image October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #31 home 📷

photo of a house and garden October 2021 Photoblogging Challenge #30 red 📷

red ferrari