Monthly Archives: April 2018

Monday, 30th April 2018.

Work here nearly finished and it’s great.
Meanwhile, on the Fun Front, A £15 ‘Congestion Charge’ is being considered for roads around Heathrow Airport.
Thousands of drivers have been ‘caught’ so far this year by ‘Smart Motorway’ cameras. Last year over 72,000 were ‘caught’- a ten-fold increase on five years ago figures. A £10 fine would bring in £720,000.00p, a £100 fine = £7,200,000.00p. There are over 236 miles of Smart Motorway costing £6,000,000,000.00p. (Or more, these figures may not be bang up to date.) So, so far Smart Motorways are running at a dirty great loss! (In order to ‘profitise’ this farce a fine of £100,000.00p, per offence, would be needed – to give an income of £7,200,000,000.00p. That’s £6,000,000,000.00p costs and £1,200,000,000.00p profit. Now it all looks okay!!)
Or, of course, knock-up more bike-routes, as pic one today. If motoring (and flying?) costs escalate at these rates everyone will need a bike.

Saturday, 28th April, 2018.

Been busy lately so here’s a few Fun Front items to make up for it:
Apparently taking a pic a day and posting online is good for you, according to Lancaster Uni’ boffins. But vapour ‘fags’ carry more crap than normal ciggies some other boffins find. So, I’ve posted a pic online with loads of vapour (steam) today to suit both stories.
Asda’a and Sainsbury’s might merge in £10,000,000,000.00p deal.
Berwickshire school-kids e-bayed their school, top bid so far = £50,000.00p!
Best pic Natural History Museum competition was disqualified because a stuffed anteater was used!
Wembley price is amended to £1,000,000,000.00p. Back to tax-payers please, not f.a. ‘salaries’.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018.

Colder today and, being later, saw 13065 at Bury South. A dry bike-ride for a change.
On the Fun Front; Swansea University ‘boffins’ tried nineteen times, (19!) to kill Japanese Knotweed and failed every time – so it’s here to stay! (Giant Hogweed would have fought back and killed them!)
Like watching TV shows where there are outdoor, woodland or river scenes. Actors cavort about, but they’d not do it around here – Hogweed.

Friday, 20th April 2018.

‘Low water’ at Elton Res this morning and only a few birds at feeders. Not too warm today so ideal for bikes.
Lately tax returns can be filed online at hmrc website. You’re forced to give an e-mail – the huge bog-roll of questions needed to determine how much £ you ‘owe’ won’t unroll without an e-mail. From then on in you’re deluged with hmrc spam asking for payment/to file latest return/to pay £ ‘upfront’. They also spam you with ‘business’ (taxation) ‘advice’. Bearing in mind the (public sector) ‘national debt’ and the yearly deficits, the last folk you need £ advice from are hmrc! Nothing, repeat nothing annoys wealth-creators more than time-wasting harassment for £ or being ‘advised’. An annoyed wealth-creator shuts-up shop and looks for a deck-chair on a sunny beach. Even then e-mails tell you to fill-in a tax-return!