Warm Day Mediterranean People On Bench

Whats On The Other Pages?

Sometimes when the time allows and normally when someone can be found of similar mind and inclination, its nice to get away from familiarity.   In the other, more abundant times, the relatively ritualised world of familiar surrounds and habits extends itself out.

This is the disorderly, apparently sporadic, combination of both of the above.

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Both types of passing time have quite a bit in common.. Also for a person of limited memory hindered by an arguably weaker attention to what happens beneath the feat, it can be worth while to keep some sort of record of the passing time and the things that occurred while there in.

Photos like smells have a way of resurfacing thoughts  a little lost to the haze, smells though don’t come with a device to capture them or a device to resurface them on demand.  If we were more Canine is out evolutionary path perhaps then, as it is and this is by no measure a complaint we do have cameras and photographs, the surrogate for what might otherwise be a memory.

Every day life doesn’t warrant to many photos, not so precious or in need of memory refreshments on things that come to pass as means to pay for trips to Tesco, Lidl and other such locals.  Thoughts though on the topical news and problems of the day, those occasionally arise, gnocchi thoughts bobbing of their own volition to the surface.

So then, in a manner that i know all to well will not support SEO – it a site about stuff .. generally travel stuff and sometimes political/social things.


Quote [93] – Brown As PM -     Meeting of leaders on the financial crisis: After plenary session, the leaders returned to their private dining room for lunch.  Brown refused to allow the leaders to have their ’sherpas’ in the room. ‘I don’t want those fucking people anywhere near us,’ he said.  He wanted an opportunity to address the leaders alone … Continue reading Quote [93] – Brown As PM
Quote [92] – Agenda Led News, The Architecture of An Unhealthy Distrust Yet To Come – “Fake News” yet to come - Obama’s own efforts to be positive is were disregarded.  To a question from the BBC’s Nick Robinson, he responded: ‘This notion that somehow there is any lessening of that special relationship is misguided.’  To ITV’s Tom Bradby he said: ‘This is my third meeting with Prime Minister Brown, and id like to think that our … Continue reading Quote [92] – Agenda Led News, The Architecture of An Unhealthy Distrust Yet To Come – “Fake News” yet to come
Quote [91] – One Decent PM went to (mow) / visit congress - Speech to Congress (U.S) “…So far, so good.  He now spoke out on climate change: ‘I believe that you, the nation that had the vision to put a man on the moon, are also the nation with the vision to protect and preserve our planet earth.’  Some Republicans refused to applaud. More audaciously still, he … Continue reading Quote [91] – One Decent PM went to (mow) / visit congress
Quote [90] – One Egg One Basket – One UK Economy - The government may have been united about the need to stimulate the economy, but it was less clear about how it should respond to the rapidly deteriorating state of the public finances.  Britain’s comparatively narrow tax base saw the deficit soar when revenue from the City collapsed.  From at least the spring 2008, the Treasury … Continue reading Quote [90] – One Egg One Basket – One UK Economy
Quote [89] – Brown Government: Managed Communication – Long Terms Strategy - Blair’s Downing Street operation, with Powell and Campbell, as well as Anji Hunter and Sally Morgan, had once been derided by Brown’s team at the Treasury, but now it began to be spoken about wistfully, almost with awe.  The absence of a political chief of staff in Brown’s number 10 was felt particularly keenly. Tom … Continue reading Quote [89] – Brown Government: Managed Communication – Long Terms Strategy
Quote [88] – Introduction To The Government of Gordon Brown - Thatcher cast a long shadow over her three successors, establishing in the mind of the public, as well the leaders themselves, the notion that a premiership, to be successful, has to have an intellectually coherent and distinctive personal agenda. Brown at 10 – Anthony Seldon It is a Prime Minister’s performance in the domestic arena, … Continue reading Quote [88] – Introduction To The Government of Gordon Brown
Quote [87] – Practical Continuity Of Government & Party Politics - For instance, despite the violent objections to the Lloyd George Insurance Act by the Conservative Party, it was ultimately accepted and even extended by them.  There are, of course, instances to the contrary, as when the Conservatives reversed the Trade Union Act  passed by the liberal government, and the Labour Party, in their turn, restored … Continue reading Quote [87] – Practical Continuity Of Government & Party Politics
Quote [86] – An Active Proactive War Prevention Foreign Policy - Foreign Affairs are the province of the foreign secretary and it is, in my view, a mistake for a Prime Minister – save exceptional circumstances – to intervene personally. As It Happened – C R Attlee ‘If you have a good dog, don’t bark yourself’ is a good proverb, and in Mr.Bevin I had an … Continue reading Quote [86] – An Active Proactive War Prevention Foreign Policy
Quote [85] – Freedom, Steering Society Delivering Change -   Nationalisation was not an end in itself but an essential element in achieving the ends which we sought.  Controls were desirable not for their own sake but because they were necessary in order to gain freedom from the economic power of the owners capital. A juster distribution of wealth was not a policy designed … Continue reading Quote [85] – Freedom, Steering Society Delivering Change
Quote [84] – Attlee, Ministers & Structuring The Executive - I had always felt the need for making very full use of senior non-departmental Ministers for the supervision of particular groups of Ministers and to have men in Cabinet free from absorption in departmental detail and available for considering major policy. As It Happened – C R Attlee   Nowadays, it is inevitable – if … Continue reading Quote [84] – Attlee, Ministers & Structuring The Executive
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