Month: May 2021

Thought for the day 31 May

31 Garden wildlife week (31-6/6) This is apparently Garden wildlife week. I know some folk in Dumbarton and the Vale have deer that come and eat their flowers, some have squirrels that cause trouble. We have occasional visits from our friendly local hedgehog that seems to be doing its stuff with the snails and slugs. …

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Thought for the day 29 May

29 Vaccine roll-out versus variant spread is a phrase that had been mentioned by several politicians or scientists over the last couple of days. Roll out of the vaccine helps protect people from the spread of the Covid virus, particularly thinking about the variant first spotted in India. In Scotland we have seen Glasgow remain …

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Thought for the day 28 May

28 It’s a holiday weekend. The forecast suggests that it might actually be dry and warm, if not necessarily sunny to start with. Hopefully a chance to be outdoors and enjoy the great scenery around. But will people respect the countryside, or leave litter everywhere? Lord, we moan about the weather, but we need its …

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Thought for the day 26 May

26 There was much furore yesterday in England about guidance that appeared online appearing to discourage travel to areas where Covid infection rates are high, and applying restrictions within those areas – all interpreted by those affected as ‘lockdown by stealth’. In the end the guidance was removed and it was put down to a …

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Thought for the day 25 May

25 There was an item in the news today about plans to develop offshore windfarms in Scotland, with the potential that they could appear all round the coasts. There was a time when coal-fired domestic heating, railways, power stations and factories produced visible smog across built up areas like the Central Belt, and left buildings …

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Thought for the day 22 May

22 Apart from Covid and the 1995 interview with Diana Princess of Wales, this week has also had regular reports from the area sometimes referred to as the Holy Land, sometimes Israel/Palestine, on the fighting there. There have been casualties on both sides, including children and other non-combatants. There is no need to rehearse here …

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