Monthly Archives: October 2013

New! Home-made Science Fiction art

I have published a set of pages that I’ve added to let the world see what I produce for my covers: heaven help me! Most of this is unseen and relates to my forthcoming trilogy…I guess that makes it an … Continue reading

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Hurray! It’s the rugby league world cup!

That is, ‘hurray!’ if you can watch it. I took my daughter to a match at Derwent Park in Workington. Other than an organisational glitch that meant we struggled to get to our place in the stand, it was fantastic! … Continue reading

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Farmers have no choice about culling badgers?

Despite Daisy’s worries, this is not the case. Farmers, you do have a choice. My posts recently have been expressing my intense dislike of the slaughter of badgers in the UK in an attempt to limit bovine TB in badgers. … Continue reading

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Badgers’ Vital Statistics

Here’s a snapshot of an excel graph that I produced to show the reality of the badger cull. The source is a UK government document produced by Oliver Hawkins for the Social and General Statistics section of the UK government. … Continue reading

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For every Conservative there are 475 dead badgers.

Well, this appalling slaughter continues to fall short of the expectations of the so-called experts behind the plan. In Gloucestershire, as with Somerset, the cull has not met its target. In a repeat of the farce in the other pilot … Continue reading

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My environmental concern bites me on the…finger!

Well, I’m glad it didn’t bite me on the ***e instead. What am I talking about, I hear you asking? Sometimes I ask myself the same question. No, I have been quite pro-active about preserving nature and the environment recently. … Continue reading

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Noisy cat update

Several people were interested in the post about my cat Maisie and her antics. I thought I should let you know what I’ve found out about her incessant yowling when she comes in through the cat-flap. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Sci-co?

Following my recent posts where I got a bit hot under the collar about ecological issues, I wondered again about classing myself as an Eco warrior. It does not seem right for me to claim such a title, in one … Continue reading

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Let’s all shoot badgers!

Yeah! Let’s kill the little (medium sized) bugg**s! Here they are…evil aren’t they? After all, it has been said in the UK that they are responsible for the spreading of bovine tuberculosis. That’ll be right then. Ah, but hang on … Continue reading

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Sci-fi eco warrior?

The phrase eco-warrior has been around for some time. By some people it has become synonymous with scruffy, dirty odd-balls who rove around interfering with the lives of perfectly decent people. That naturally begs the question, ‘Who is decent?’ Well, … Continue reading

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