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Thursday, 24 July 2014

The not so Commonwealth Games...

I hear that the 20th Commonwealth Games have kicked off in Glasgow, providing another ten days of international sporting competition for at least some of the world to enjoy. Sadly, there's no team from Cornwall on this occasion. I think there should be...

But my first thought on hearing news of the opening ceremony was 'not Scotland again'. I was under the [correct] impression that the games have been held in Scotland several times previously and [mistakenly] as recently as 2002.

'Some Commonwealth this is', I thought, if only a handful of countries can afford to stage the games and have the facilities to do so...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Ward gets it right about Gaza...

There's a row brewing this evening, over a recent tweet from one of our Liberal Democrat MP's.

The opposition parties and the national media are now using it as a way of kicking a serving MP, playing their usual political games, trying to find ways of filling column inches and airtime and trying to brainwash the UK public into being outraged about this. Sadly, it's a very familiar situation.....

Measuring the Proximity of Lightning.

Lighning over Helston
pic: Nicola Kenworthy
It has been a few days since I posted anything here. Inspiration fails me sometimes, but nothing much seems to have happened either.

Well that's not entirely true, the news is dominated by the MH17 atrocity and by Israel's military operations in Gaza, but I don't want to say much about either of those stories at the moment.

What is worth mentioning though, are some thunderstorms that we had last week.