Wednesday 17 April 2019

The Extinction Rebellion Climate protest.

I was going to post on the Extinction Rebellion Climate protest yesterday but I ran out of time as I had to post on the Game of Thrones, but that as they say quite literally is another story.

Time has moved on and for the second day London and I believe other cities around the world have been targeted by thousands of people who blocked the streets and stopped the traffic as a protest about pollution.

Waterloo Bridge

I’m assuming that no-one had pointed out to them that by stopping the traffic they were adding to the pollution but one feels these people probably don’t care.
On top of adding to the pollution by stopping traffic they also threw what I believe was oil over the Shell building, yet more pollution.

Protester Olivia Evershed, 23 said; “I hope that it’s really going to bring awareness about the emergency crisis that we are in, and encourage the government to act.
“We’ve got 12 years to act before there is irreversible damage to the environment and we start to see catastrophic changes. If we don’t do anything to change this, our children will die.”

Somewhat of an over statement of the situation I must say as the percentage of world pollution from the UK is 1.21% and as most of the world pollution comes from places like China the USA and India I would suggest you are protesting in the wrong place.

I believe the population of India is expected to double in the next 10 years and if I’m not much mistaken China will also increase dramatically, now if their figure of 12 years is correct we are all dead anyway, so I suggest they stop being so melodramatic.

Protests at Oxford Circus

I’m forced to wonder how all these protesters travelled into London, did they all walk, for surely that is the only way they must have arrived as if they used any form of transport, bus, train, car, taxi they too would be adding to the pollution in London. I somehow doubt they all walked.

People seem to forget that any form of transport causes pollution even a bicycle for you cannot make a bicycle without using some form of energy to source the parts to deliver them to the factory that manufactures them, then the energy (welding etc) used to construct the bicycle. The bicycle then has to be delivered to a shop or warehouse prior to delivery to the purchaser, yet more pollution.

Even using public transport causes pollution and I’m forced to wonder how the lorry they used to block the road entered London, was it running on fresh air and what vehicle was used to tow the yacht they used to block the traffic?

Even electric vehicles cause pollution in their manufacture, according to a report by Friends of the Earth, the extraction of lithium which is used in the batteries harms the soil and causes air contamination.

Now we have Chris Packham joining in with his support for the campaign.

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I have to admit it leaves me lost for words, this from the naturalist who travels the world making wildlife films no doubt in the company of a film crew and all the equipment necessary for filming is joining a protest about pollution, what about his carbon footprint.

My suggestion for all these protesters is to walk home and stop polluting our cities for before you start criticising everybody else look to your own actions, and remember as the old saying goes; if you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Game of Thrones.

My post today concerns the massively popular Game of Thrones  and a cry for help from my blog in that I am asking the question; "Is there anybody out there?"

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I have another blog which is called The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which is read by many and receives comments from far and wide, however this one gets very few comments hence my question, Is there anybody out there?

When I first started this blog I was very naive and had no idea that you had to reply to people who commented which may have some bearing on the fact that no-one contacts me here, perhaps they thought I was too aloof or they didn't understand my English sense of humour.

There is of course the other option that no-one is actually seeing this which is why I have chosen for my topic today Game of Thrones, for I am assuming this to be such a popular topic that if no-one responds I imagine that the post itself is not being seen.

I am most definitely not a computer whizz kid and have checked my blog and it seems I have the controls set to public so I'm hoping for great things.

Now for the slightly more controversial part of this post and I have to be honest, I absolutely loathe and detest Game of Thrones. My wife has inflicted this awful programme on me on more than one occasion and I have absolutely no idea why anybody would want to watch this load of fairy tale nonsense, I cannot stand it.

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It is what they call in Great Britain a Marmite programme, you either love it or hate it and I'm afraid I am in the latter camp.

Well, that is the end of my post for today and I look forward to receiving feedback from the many Game of Thrones followers even though they may not quite agree with my opinion of the programme, it will at least prove there is somebody out there!

Thursday 4 April 2019


My latest children's book available on Amazon.

Another delightful children's book by Joe Wells telling the story of the rather accident prone Tom's dad, his exploits when trying to paint the house, to driving his car into the duck pond and an unfortunate episode when attempting to bell ring at the local church. Tom's dad continues with losing his shorts at the school father's running race and later being dragged by dogs when he helps with the dog walking. He suffers more accidents until he finally succeeds when he attacks an old tree with a chainsaw and produces a rather wonderful carving making his son very proud of him. This book is entertaining for children of 5 to 8 years of age, with wonderful illustrations for the children and a few jokes for the adults who may be reading to them.