Plain Spotting

"From ancient Greek amphitheatres to the pageant wagons from which mystery and miracle plays were performed from the 10th through to the 16th century, actors have historically been used to contending with the elements. In Elizabethan times, courtyards and inn-yard theatres gave way to purpose-built, open-roofed playhouses. The indoor theatre is a relatively new development."

"Having been starved of live performance for so long, it feels apt that, in many places, theatre is returning in the way it originally began. A few hailstones aren’t going to be a deterrent. But bring a jumper and a spare plastic bag, just in case."




Downing the Devolution

"“Most of the hotel accommodation from Bodmin down has been block-booked for the G7” said Monique Collins, the charity’s manager. “We have people in hotels in Camborne, Redruth, Truro, St Austell and Newquay – and they have all been moved out.”

Collins said the hundreds of summit bookings had added to pressures on emergency homeless accommodation in the county, leaving many people with even fewer options. However, Cornwall county council blamed the tourist season for shortages of temporary accommodation."

"It added that some of the homeless people affected chose not to take up the offer of available alternatives."

"“Volunteers bring a variety of skills, knowledge and expertise to the projects and initiatives they’re involved with, we can’t thank them enough for their commitment, energy and enthusiasm.”"

Well if thats what devolution does for you mate ...

You know where you can stick it.

No doubt the drama queen Boris is going for July the fourth... ;-0


"“I’ve urged them not to spend nearly £3,000 a year surveying it when you’re going to have to demolish it sooner or later,” said Curtin. “If I were an engineer, I’d just take a big hammer to the whole thing.”"

"“The pipes have come loose over the years and that’s really what worries me. They’re not like ordinary drain pipes. The ends are made of cast ductile iron that’s really heavy,” he said."

About that Napoleon Complex... ;-0

"The Napoleon complex is a result that began in the early ages and was named after Napoléon Bonaparte - who was the Emperor of France. He compensated for his short stature by seeking power, conquest and war."

The One Armed Bandit.

"“You’re getting too emotional,” he says. I’m not, I think indignantly, as emotions swarm all over my body. He must mean “angry”. Although, come to think of it, I could cry right now. “You need to be cold, calm and ruthless,” he continues, up in my face. “If you come at me like that, you leave me no choice but to respond.”"

Best not mention light bulbs...

'Take the Escalator'

"I’ve watched them – because really, what else is the internet for? – but they didn’t give me the same sense of wonder or excitement that I used to have as a kid. If the truth is out there, I’m not sure I’m all that bothered about hearing it."

"In meteorology, haar or sea fret is a cold sea fog."

"Hilariously, it seems that these ladies may have stumbled upon a massive gay fancy dress party."

A Soft Touchdown

Rover selfie

"The message is part of a new Help Nature Thrive campaign, which involves putting 250 signs around the parks to encourage visitors to stop giving wildlife food of any kind – even if it is what they naturally eat – because of unintended harmful impacts"


"Lemons, bamboo shoots and tofu sit in the sweltering heat, alongside goods from Lenovo, Ikea, Dixons Carphone and dozens of other brands – including barbecues, sun loungers, swimwear, lawnmowers and camping equipment – that will arrive at their intended destinations long after summer ends."

The Atlantic Charter...

"Airlines have, in recent years, been forced by legislation to become de facto border control agents, and can face punitive penalties if they carry passengers lacking the required documentation."

""Ten years ago, things looked a lot different. In March 2011, Biden traveled to Moscow to meet with Putin, who had temporarily stepped aside as President and was holding the title of Prime Minister. Biden, there to foster closer ties with Russia as Vice President, said he wanted to encourage business between the nations as part of the ongoing push to “reset” relations. Quoting a Russia-based Boeing official, Biden said during a meeting, “Russia has the best engineers in the world. Russia has intellectual capital. Russia is a great nation.”"


Oh, just a minute...

"Eighth, they believe that all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons must come to the abandonment of the use of force. Since no future peace can be maintained if land, sea or air armaments continue to be employed by nations which threaten, or may threaten, aggression outside of their frontiers, they believe, pending the establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential. They will likewise aid and encourage all other practicable measures which will lighten for peace-loving peoples the crushing burden of armaments."

Meanwhile back on planet earth ...

"“Look, we’re being very generous hosts to these countries, most of whom struggle to hide their contempt for us.

“We’re even putting on a fine dinner each evening of roasted polar bear and white rhino ribs.”"

SCOYFS for short.

I can make Scones.... well more like rock cakes actually.

Grrr ...

"Why am I talking to you about this? I’m now going to introduce you to a weird creature — a twisted, nosey, irritating creature. This creature is the autism troll. Autism trolls lurk in the workplace and sometimes, in your own family. They may strike at any time; they will blindside you, and try as you might to forget it, their comments resonate."

"What you say and how you say things to a parent of a child with a disability does matter. Be a friend, ask questions, be supportive, but don’t be a troll."

"“This is a response to what is an important collective decision by the team about their expression of their opposition to discrimination and racism. That’s the decision they’ve taken"

This may take some time...

'Sell Crazy somewhere else... we're all stocked up here"

Keep Busy.

True Grit & Determination.


A Publishing Policy

"Downing Street under Boris Johnson is “a branch of the entertainment industry” and nothing will get done in terms of serious policy focus until he leaves, Dominis Cummings has said in his latest blast at his former boss..."

"On Monday, answering a question on the potential cybersecurity threat to the UK if another country develops human-level artificial general intelligence, or AGI, Cummings wrote that this would be huge, potentially giving those with AGI “the power to subdue everyone – and destroy us all”."

"He wrote: “When you watch the apex of power you feel like, ‘If this were broadcast, everyone would sell everything and head for the bunker in the hills’."...

"“Hancock just says nonsense things all the time, I would not infer there is some complex moral reasoning going on!”""

"Publishing may produce private, club, commons or public goods and may be conducted as a commercial, public, social or community activity... To publish a book or newspaper means to produce and distribute it for sale to the public."

Mind Mapping.


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A Little Green One

"Every stage reveals another layer of complexity, another tier in a privilege hierarchy that this pandemic has sharpened. At the top of the pyramid sit the holders of “high-value passports” who don’t need visas to travel to most places and who live in countries with high vaccination rates. At the bottom are those who live in countries with no access to vaccines in the foreseeable future."

"Border regimes in general, and western ones in particular, are built to be inflexible. They run on the principle, “if in doubt, keep out”."

"People hear things that are not always put down online. They can provide access to places and other people and answer questions that documents cannot."

""So of course to all of that I was able to answer 'no'.""