Sunday, 7 June 2015


Last Sunday I posted the following photo which was taken by Yours Truly.
The question: In what street/road/avenue/whatever was I standing?

The answer: Burns Drive.
The big clue is the chimney-like tower (at rear of the fire station).

On the same day I posted the picture below with a Rover dealer's name blanked out. The question: What is the dealer’s name?
The answer: Hollingdrake.
Here the picture in full:
Click on it to see a bigger version.

With a win for the right answer to where-was-I-standing, and/or one for the dealer's name, the winners are:
Jane Shuttle 2, Sue Handley 2, Dilys Bagnall 1, Richard & Ceri Swinney 2, The Great Gareth 1, Dorothy Jones 1.



Charles Kennedy, a Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015 and a decent man, died on 1st June of a haemorrhage linked to alcoholism.
May he rest in peace.
But the outpouring of sorrow from his ex-colleagues was a classic example of Parliamentary hypocrisy. Successive governments have ensured that alcoholic drinks are cheap to buy and as easily accessible as bread or milk. They have encouraged alcoholism.
Many MPs use alcohol, and some have financial interests in the industry. Perhaps that is why we never see determined action against the stuff even though, according to our National Office of Statistics, it kills more than 8,000 people a year in the UK.