Monthly Archives: December 2007

Happy New Year

Happy 2008 new year all.  ps. the Chinese do it better.  This year, there will be events in Nottingham on the 9th 10th February, celebrating the new year of the Rat.

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My son, Sam comes to visit

Sam, my son, came to visit for a couple of days. Nice to see him again. ‘My, how he’s grown’. Currently to do with Bassline Circus, tol3, Free-kuency-festival crew & totalresistance. He’s a sound system and lighting/projection bod. Currently based in Portugal … Continue reading

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Site4Life

This short film is about the young people who were born into the free festival scene that flowered and bloomed through a counterculture in 80’s Britain. From the Stonehenge free festival to the merging of the so called ‘New Age … Continue reading

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2008 – Seasons greetings [with legal considerations]

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your … Continue reading

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This set of antlers and me, say happy xmas

Happy Christmas all

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photographers from climate camp: exhibition at Nottingham Broadway

Tues 1 Jan – Thurs 31 Jan, Climate Camp: ‘Time 2 Act’ : How 2,500 people got together to call for an end to aviation expansion and work out solutions for a lower-impact society. A digital photographic exhibition showing on … Continue reading

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A (very) misty morning

A (very) misty morning in Woodthorpe Park, Sherwood, Nottingham. Sometimes you have to get up really early to capture this atmosphere. Today though, it wasn’t necessary, since it stayed like this, all bloody day.

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Just a thought ……………….

“He who seeks to know himself in the universe is as one who gazes at his own reflection in the warm waters of the oasis, after the camels have been” ………. anon

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Happy Winter Solstice

I used to regularly go to Stonehenge, both winter and summer.  To celebrate with others the cosmic events of the solstice.  But, in recent years, English Heritage, and other agencies, have created ‘managed access events’ that I don’t feel I have anything … Continue reading

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Applications under Freedom of Information & the Data Protection Acts

Over recent years, government has passed legislation to allow the citizen to get a copy of information, held by  public authorities on policy issues [general matters], and about the individual [only yourself as an individual]. Data Protection Act 1998 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm … Continue reading

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SMS Guerilla Projector

  Check out this:  http://www.troika.uk.com/sms-guerrilla-projector.htm I saw a piece this evening on Current TV, the Goggle digital TV channel.  They did a ‘pod’ piece on the SMS Guerilla Projector and it’s application, not only for commercial purposes, but also street … Continue reading

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Straw Bale work on eco-building in St.Anns. Progress to the New year

Work has been continuing at EcoWorks with the Straw Bale building. The wall having been compressed, the wooden top-plates in position and the whole issue strapped down as described in part #24. From the 13 – 16th December, we had … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from my Grandkids

Guess it that time of year then.  Class-fulls of kids doing xmas cards, sparkley stuff and plastic antlers etc. Here is an example from mine ……. cute eh 🙂             

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Bali climate conference ends in farce as US vetoes emission targets

The UN-sponsored climate change conference held on the Indonesian island of Bali ended on the weekend without any agreement on combatting global warming other than vague generalities. A last-minute, face-saving communiqué was issued but, at the insistence of the Bush … Continue reading

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Stop the Climate – Wrecking at Bali

Climate negotiations in Bali are in crisis. Things were looking good till now: near-consensus on a delicate deal, including 2020 targets for rich countries, in return for which China and the developing world would do their part over time. IPCC … Continue reading

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Tacking climate change across the East Midlands: Local Government Consultations

 Attended the Climate Change Seminar in Nottingham on Wednesday 12th Dec. At these consultation events, they welcomed views on the questions and issues raised in the consultation document “Towards a programme of action on climate change for the East Midlands” … Continue reading

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Volunteer Workdays at Ecoworks, 13-15 Dec

We will be working on the straw bale building at Ecoworks this weekend – all are welcome to come and lend a hand. We are now at the exciting stage of constructing the roof over the extension (kitchen) part of … Continue reading

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Sgt Roy Edward Lodge, RAF Bomber Command

My uncle Sgt Roy Edward Lodge.  [Service Number: 1615775]. Died 2nd May 1944. He was the Flight Engineer on a Short Stirling Mk3 aircraft EF.184 HA-L. On returning from a bombing mission on the railway depot at Chambly in France, … Continue reading

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The East Midlands Vegan Festival

Press Release for immediate release. From ‘The East Midlands Vegan Festival’ On 8th December Nottingham will see it’s 4th ‘East Midlands Vegan Festival’ held at Nottingham’s Council House in Market Square.  The event will run from 11am until 5pm and … Continue reading

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Tacking climate change across the East Midlands

Government Office, East Midland (East Midlands) Events in 5 cities The East Midlands is responsible for the equivalent of 47 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year and could see some of the most substantial climate changes in England … Continue reading

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