A new religion has taken hold of the town of Skipton. It is the yellow faith of St Bicycles.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The question of exactly what is being fed by our garden bird feeders remains as much a live topic as ever.
The squirrel school is going very well. They have trained James to make gradually more difficult puzzles. Each new one can be completed after about a day of hard thought. Then James has to think up a new, more difficult challenge for them. This step by step progression is ideal for honing the problem solving abilities of both James and the squirrels.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The forests in the UK are not quite as densely packed with trees as those in Japan. This is the Forest of Bowland.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Well, now I have veered towards the topics of politix and planning, I may as well carry on...
One of the wonderful things about being back in the UK is the incredible opportunity to get ones knickers in a twist about other people building things. In Japan you .just. .let. .go. (and say "shouganai", nothing can be done), because... Nothing Can Be Done - the yakuza are in charge of all the building operations. However, astonishingly, British people are permitted to feel responsibility for their own environment, and thus they must spend quite a lot of their energy getting excited about it.
The thing I have noticed most on return to the UK, is that people have started to plant windmills instead of trees.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Finally another property question. Is it just our NIMBYism, or does one of these houses look a bit out of place?
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Sheep being a signpost
Sheep having a special feast
Sheep laughing at the stupid mountain tandemmers
Sheep being Zen rocks
These sheep look a bit funny to me. Lots of them appeared in the fields just this week. Maybe they are a special Easter variety.