Category Archives: environment

Maslow’s triangle

In case anyone is getting bored with reading about sex, I thought I’d have a brief intermission and write about Maslow’s triangle, or more specifically the bottom layer of the triangle, food, shelter and warmth. A 30-year-old man froze to … Continue reading

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You are what you eat – GMO

Genetic engineering. It’s a bit like nuclear power, pesticides, feeding cows on sheeps brains. You either think it’s a great idea, don’t care either way because it doesn’t affect you, or you think it is an extremely bad idea. The … Continue reading

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The LCD

As the whole world seems to like talking and writing about dog crap, I thought I would add my two penn’orth. Last month, Gibraltar introduced a campaign against dog fouling. Or rather against people who do not pick up after … Continue reading

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Would you trust an MP?

So who would you trust? Or, rather, not trust? The old list always included estate agents, used car salespeople (men in those days), and politicians. Journalists and bankers have rapidly shot up the rankings, so that MPs are still first, … Continue reading

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The politics of cycling

It’s only taken 99 years for a Briton to win the Tour de France (important cycle race if you haven’t heard of it). And not only that, we did it in style, managing second place as well. Normally we usually … Continue reading

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Let them eat cupcakes*

Am I really the only person in the world who does not have a sweet tooth? If I read one more boring blog post about delicious ‘cupcakes’ I will throw myself out of the window. OK, I won’t read the … Continue reading

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Stupidity

I have to say for once that I have little to write. Sensitive souls may read on, this is not an animal abuse post, ie there is no vicious cruelty reported or depicted. Although, one could say that invading an … Continue reading

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Journalism (6) – the press office

‘Welcome to the Press Office.’ A tall James Coburn clone walked towards me down the huge office with his hand outstretched. What a seriously nice way to be greeted on your first day in a new job. The first thing … Continue reading

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Compromises?

What do you do when faced with a dilemma involving your principles? Choose one principle above another? Or try and find that compromise in the middle, that isn’t one or the other? Life is made up of compromises of so … Continue reading

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Oh those ragged trousers!

Will they ever go away? Doubt it somehow. It is more than 100 years since Robert Noonan Tressell died (1911), and nearly 100 since his famous book was published in 1914. The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists is a unique book. And sadly … Continue reading

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Consumerism (7) – it doesn’t matter to me

The much-heralded post and the final one in the series. Perhaps the most important one too. Oh. Why? Because it is the one where you can make a difference. I was going to insert a terribly clever digression here to … Continue reading

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Seal of approval

Some years ago my mother decided to buy a beautiful pair of sealskin (?) fur boots. They were amazingly warm. I know, I wore them a few times. She bought them from Bridlington in Yorkshire, UK, where not many seals … Continue reading

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Consumerism (6) – living boxes

After all, home entertainment sounds so dreary. And I can hardly title a blog, TVs, computers, gadgets, smartphones, iPads, video/DVD recorders, fax machines, can I? All suggestions for a better title will be carefully considered and will most likely be … Continue reading

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Consumerism (5) – burning up

Needing a break from the intellectual analysis of world poverty, I thought I would take a look at something simple. And totally related to world poverty – gas guzzlers. Of which we have a glorious three. I like to be … Continue reading

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Consumerism (4) – all I need is a pound a day

THOUGHT OF GIVING IT ALL AWAY TO A REGISTERED CHARITY, ALL I NEED IS A PINT POUND A DAY. (thanks paul for that one – ETA Band On The Run, suddenly realised people may not know that) Apparently that is … Continue reading

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Consumerism (3) – minimalism

No post on here (or roughseas) today as I have been updating Everypic where, should you be developing withdrawal symptoms, you can read about our minimalist life camping out at a beautiful finca. Link here.

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Consumerism (2) – holidays and travel

Holidays. The two weeks in the year that we all work towards. Or three, or four, depending on how blessed you are in your job. It always confused me why people seemed to accept slaving away for 50 weeks to … Continue reading

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Consumerism (1) – houses

The first in a new mini-series on consumerism, and my contribution towards it. I like to write mini-series. I like to write them so much, that I write the first post, and then another topic comes along that I want … Continue reading

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