Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! Fremde, étranger, stranger. Gluklich zu sehen, je suis enchanté, Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay.
and you might find yourself in another part of the world
and you might ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here…?”
The place on the Venn diagram where “I can has Cheeseburger’ intersects the works of Samuel Beckett.
#Waiting for Godot
Like waiting for the lockdown to finish…
‘Thrice welcome, darling of the Spring!”
By Richard Crossley – The Crossley ID Guide Britain and Ireland, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
Vladimir Yu. Arkhipov, Arkhivov / CC BY-SA
The Cuckoo comes in April. She sings her song in May In the middle of June She changes her tune In July she flies away
Updated lyrics: ‘All the shops have been closed down’ “Bands don’t play no more, too much virus on the dance floor.’
Numbeo is a collaborative online database which enables users to share and compare information about the cost of living between countries and cities.
It also includes data on:
property prices, crime, health care, pollution, traffic, travel, quality of life
Quality of life comparison (March 2020)
What is Low-tech Magazine?
Founded in November 2007, Low-tech Magazine questions the blind belief in technological progress, and talks about the potential of past and often forgotten knowledge and technologies when it comes to designing a sustainable society. Interesting possibilities arise when you combine old technology with new knowledge and new materials, or when you apply old concepts and traditional knowledge to modern technology.
My personal favourite articles:
Reinventin g the Greenhouse –
Research shows that it’s possible to grow warmth-loving crops all year round with solar energy alone, even if it’s freezing outside. The solar greenhouse is especially successful in China, where many thousands of these structures have been built during the last decades.
How to Downsize a Transport Network: The Chinese Wheelbarrow
For being such a seemingly ordinary vehicle, the wheelbarrow has a surprisingly exciting history.
“A riparian owner is the person, or people, with watercourses on, next to or under their property.”
What are my responsibilities as a riparian owner?
To pass on water flow without obstruction, pollution or diversion that would affect the rights of others. To maintain the banks and bed of the watercourse (including any trees and shrubs growing on the banks) and any flood defences that exist on it. To maintain any approved structures on their stretch of the watercourse and keep them free of debris. These may include trash screens, culverts, weirs and mill gates. Riparian Owners must not build new structures (for example a culvert, bridge or board walk) that encroach upon the watercourse, or alter the flow of water or prevent the free passage of fish
How do I maintain the watercourse?
a) Keep growth of vegetation (trees, weeds, reeds, grass etc) under control
b) Keep watercourses free of debris (e.g. litter, grass cuttings, and fallen trees and branches)
c) Remove excess silt
Here are some good URLs:
http://www.sussexotters.org/pdf/Advice% 20on%20Wildlife%20Friendly%20Weed%20Clearance%20 and%20Veg%20Management%20in%20Watercourses.pdf
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