What a cute little guy Asimo is. He is shiny and white, looks as though he may be wearing a kind of spacesuit and has… Read more “Asimo”
Health & Safety
Council “vandalises” Cemeteries Walking past a cemetery in Edinburgh last summer I honestly thought that we had been hit by a hurricane which I had somehow… Read more “Health & Safety”
Blue Man Group
I saw this group last week in Boston. They were FAB! They had two willing participants from the audience – one girl who ate Twinkies, albeit… Read more “Blue Man Group”
Prisoner payouts to be brought under control
The Scottish taxpayer will no longer foot the bill for cases brought by prisoners concerning infringements of their human rights, where the cases are brought after a… Read more “Prisoner payouts to be brought under control”
Is this the end of the newspaper?
Today The Guardian has stated that it will be giving up print in favour of Twitter, speculating that all news stories can be reduced to 140 characters.… Read more “Is this the end of the newspaper?”
A quiet end
Philip Morris v Mayola Williams Some court cases can take a while. With a very few words the US Supreme Court has, today, 31st March 2009, finally… Read more “A quiet end”
The Gathering Storm?
Twenty of the world’s most influential leaders meet this week in London at the Excel Centre on the banks of the Thames. They meet during a period… Read more “The Gathering Storm?”
It’s good to talk
The Scottish Government cannot tell us how much has been paid for their staff’s personal phone calls. Staff are responsible for paying back the charges incurred on mobile phones… Read more “It’s good to talk”
Earth Hour is nearly here. On Saturday 28th March at 8.30 pm local time you are urged switch your lights off in an effort to help save… Read more “Earth Hour”
Edinburgh Festival – the show must go on!
Neither the tram works in Edinburgh’s city centre nor the renovation works at the Usher Hall will be allowed to interrupt the 63rd Edinburgh International… Read more “Edinburgh Festival – the show must go on!”
Sylvia Plath Stack Originally uploaded by carael A stack of books by Sylvia Plath. Her son, Nicholas Hughes has just committed suicide, as indeed she did herself… Read more “Sylvia Plath”
Vote Earth – Video Originally uploaded by Earth Hour Global Remember to vote for earth! Earth Hour – one billion people are encouraged to switch off the… Read more “Earth Hour”
There are always lots of things to see and do here in Scotland’s Capital City. Henry’s Cellar Bar hosted Finlay Quaye last week. Out of the limelight… Read more “Entertainment News”
As an aspiring journalist I know that the coming of the Information Age has meant great changes in the way we get our information and also what… Read more “Sunshine Week”
Most Scots think that the environment ranks equally in importance with the economy – when considered in global terms. But, when asked about what matters particularly… Read more “Environmentally economic”
On the road to the twilight years…..
This is very funny. But don’t just take my word for it!
Is it back to the burqa for Afghan women in 2009? After a resurgence of attacks on women there over recent months one would not blame them.… Read more “Taliban revival?”
DIY – is it for me?
I have in the past made furniture from Ikea without any outside help. It stood the test of time. I was quite proud of it. What… Read more “DIY – is it for me?”
Where did the cup cake revolution start?
Well of course as many good things do it started in the States. But somehow my Mum got there first. In her baking days she regularly made… Read more “Where did the cup cake revolution start?”
Is the handkerchief dead?
Sniff, Sniff, Sniff……no, not the sound of a newshound but the sound of fellow students in the library! The cold weather has returned and with it… Read more “Is the handkerchief dead?”