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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Monday, 24 September 2012

UNDERWHELMED. (24/09/12)

Yesterday dawned misty and cool. It promised to be the last fine day for a while. The forecasters were right, it is heaving with wind and blasting with rain this morning and forecast to get worse.

The early news on the radio mainly consists of a rehashing of yesterdays news. Only a few new items of interest.

A school teacher has run away to France with a fifteen year old girl . They didn’t say whether he is a French teacher or a teacher of French. It’s absolutely disgusting, whatever he is or what subject he teaches, it’s term time and he should be at work! He has a good twelve weeks a year to wander around the continent with young girls. I hope they give him a severe reprimand.

Vince Cable has announced a new bank to lend money to small business. Mad as a box of frogs are politicians, we already have a nationalised bank and a controlling interest in another. Why in the name of hades do we need more bankers?……What we need are a government that can manage the banks and bankers we have.

A couple of miles up the road there lies a new woodland nature reserve. New! The trees are about three feet tall. It will be great in fifteen years. I forgot to take any pictures of the saplings. I’ll nip back when the autumn colour starts to show. I’ll go back with a macro lens and a magnifying glass.

P9234093_4_5_6_7_fused_edited-1  Early morning mist yesterday.

P9234108_09_10_11_12_fused_edited-1  This is the track bed of the Stockton to Darlington railway….The first passenger carrying railway in the world. I don’t want any argument from Liverpudlians. It runs alongside South Burdon Wood. South Burdon Woodlet would be more accurate.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKidney Vetch…..This provided a bright spot in a dull day.

That’s all and have a good week.

14 comments:

  1. A long stretch down the old road, ah, I am so pleased to see the "track bed".

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  2. At least your pictures are better than the news Adrian.
    Where is that teachers brain?

    Love that track bed of the railway. I bet it's full of wildlife.

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    1. It's difficult to assess wildlife with two dogs in tow but they didn't set anything up. It will be a grand wood. It's been planted with mixed broad leaf and conifers. Large clearings have been left.

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  3. Nice light in all three pictures. The old railway looks like a good place to walk now.

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    1. We have lots of old railway to walk on. They are good but are also used by cyclists so it's easy to get run over.

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  4. You seem to keep your sanity even though it is raining and nasty and your politicians are completely nuts.

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    1. I suspect being insane is a prerequisite for any politician.

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  5. I'm glad you keep up with a sense of humour:) The news at time can be a bit overwhelming but I am an addict to it. Love the misty early morning shot. That's something different. No mist here.

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    1. Some news is funny. Some is so horrific that one has to laugh or cry.

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  6. The runaway teacher...have to agree with you on that one Adrian, I hope he get's what's rightly deserving to him. As for the banks, I think the idea is to keep the moaning small businesses (me being one of them) quiet and content, whilst the big boys go about their 'normal business' once again without too much being said. It's funny how nobody was really brought to task over the big banking cock up isn't it, what with quite obvious corruption and fraud going on, or maybe I am just cynical. I enjoy your blog, it must be quite a satisfying life you have there. Enjoy the weather!

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  7. Gary.....The teacher is just a fool and for that alone wants sacking.
    The bankers...it would be a brave politician to tackle them. I suspect they look to the future and all those non executive directorships. They are loath to bite the hand that feeds them.

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  8. The posh rich boys need to invent a new bank to find extra jobs for their fat cat friends who have less than a dozen directorships.

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    1. Couldn't have put it better....I didn't.

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