Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Environmentally Friendly Colles Des Mees Solar Farm Is The Biggest In France...

Installed in 2011 over two hundred hectares, approximately nine hundred meters above sea level, the photovoltaic park in Les Mees in the Southern Alpes-de-Haute Province is
the largest Solar Farm in France.
The installation has been completed with minimum impact on the land with no concrete foundation so that the land can still be grazed and the grass, continue to grow.
There are nearly one hundred and thirteen thousand panels which produce enough electricity for twelve thousand French homes.
Bravo France, it's the way to go...









Saturday, April 18, 2015

Here's An Easy Way To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs In Just A Few Seconds. Or Even Less...

Here's an easy way to peel hard boiled eggs in seconds and get perfect results every time.
Take a glass, half fill it with water, drop in the egg, put your hand over the top of the glass so the water doesn't spill, vigorously shake the glass from left to right or is it right to left, for ten seconds, remove the egg and the shell will be ready to just fall off.
If you don't believe me there's a 28 second video here showing you eggsactly how to do it...


Friday, April 17, 2015

If Four Year Old Jessica Comes To Visit, Don't Let Her Eat Your Furniture Or Your Carpet...

Gorgeous little Jessica Knight has
a very strange food fetish.
She has a rare condition called Pica which causes her to want to eat things like carpet underlay and furniture stuffing.
There's more about the problems she and her parents have trouble swallowing here and here.
When she comes to visiting others for a meal,
it puts a whole new meaning on 'guess who's coming for dinner'. Little Jessica likes nothing better than a bit of sand and the odd rock as an entree prior to the main course and her mother fills a little purse with sponge rubber so she can snack away to her heart's content.
She's literally eating her parents out of house and home and things aren't going to get any better until she's six when doctors will then
be able to treat her.
Until then the furniture's a movable feast.
Will you be having a glass of milk
with that chair Jessica...


Thursday, April 16, 2015

White Cop. Black Man. Bang Bang. Three Hundred Dead...

When White Cop Michael Slager shot
and killed yet another Black Man, this time Walter Lamar Scott, Mr Lamar became the three hundredth person to be shot and killed by US law enforcement officers this year. Yes this year. Since January One.
It's now April. Are they going for some sort of world record, trying to see how many people they can kill before December 31.
Britain's police have shot and killed fifty two people since 1920...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Freedom Camping In New Zealand. Morrison's Bush...

Just a bit north of Martinborough which is just a bit north of Wellington, New Zealand's capital, is Morrison's Bush.
It is says my friend Harvey, a simply beautiful twenty acre wood with much Kanuka growing, where peace and quiet are guaranteed.
You drive through the farm, give the friendly farmer a koha and then find a spot to Freedom Camp down by the river or how about over there.
Or what about there.
For a few days. Or even longer...


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Spectacular Australian Camel Train. Don't Miss It...

The Spectacular Aussie Camel Train at Broome's Cable Beach  is evidently included on the list of One Hundred Things To Do before the inevitable happens. The ideal time to take the train is at sunset when the tide from the Indian Ocean is out. There's more here.
Put it on your bucket list and before you kick it, go for a camel train ride.
See you at the station...







Monday, April 13, 2015

Irish Folk, Jazz, Ballads, Blues And Rock 'n Roll In The Sun With Raillery At Uretiti...

Life is great and sometimes my cup overfloweth.
I never know who my neighbours at the Uretiti Campground are going to be.
Lately it's been a movable feast of fascinating people and I woke the other morning to find a wonderful musical group called Raillery, which means 'good natured banter' parked next to me.
Check out their CD, Valley Of The Moon here.
It didn't take long before John and Tom on guitars, Ming on violin and Etha's fine voice were delighting the other campers with fine folk, jazz, blues, ballads rock 'n roll and infectious banter.
And yes I had a great time making music
in the sun with them too...