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Images from the land of the slightly upset oak tree

The Wheat Field

The wheat field

The wheat field

The wheat field

Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge

Strangeness in Robertsbridge:

  1. Wheelbarrow guard of honour at the station entrance
  2. Bike stands used as protection for the planters (and more wheelbarrows)
  3. A pile of (maybe) donated books for the (possibly) swap-a-book stall in the station?

Winning Here

Liberal Democrat’s Won Here

"in a nonviolent struggle, the only weapon that you’re going to have is numbers." Srdja Popovic, Blueprint for Revolution

Tactical voting FTW!

Didcot and Wantage

Name of candidate Description (if any) Number of votes
BEATTY Steve Reform UK  6400
CASEY-RERHAYE Sam The Green Party  2693
GLOVER Olly Liberal Democrat  21793 (elected)
JOHNSTON David Mervyn The Conservative Party Candidate  15560
KHAN Mocky Labour Party  8045
POMLETT Kyn Social Democratic Party  242

Henley and Thame

Name of candidate Description (if any) Number of votes
CARPIN David Independent  306
MANLEY-BROWNE Nanda Labour Party  3574
NEWTON Caroline Anne The Conservative Party Candidate  17637
POMLETT Maryse Social Democratic Party  515
ROBB Jo The Green Party  2008
SHIELDS Peter Reform UK  5213
VAN MIERLO Freddie Liberal Democrats  23904 (elected)

> "And here’s the tricky part: every time we run this exercise, in which we ask people to imagine what’s important to their fellow countrymen, no one ever speaks of things like civil rights, or freedom of religion, or the right to assemble. Those are big things. Instead, people—in the Maldives, in Syria, in Serbia—talk about the little things: they want respect and dignity, they want their families to be safe, and they want honest pay for honest work. That’s it. It’s never sweeping stuff. Too often, however, dissidents fail to realize that it’s the mundane things that move people. Well-educated and passionate, these aspiring revolutionaries focus on lofty quotations from historical leaders and abstract ideas of liberty, forgetting that their constituent is a tired shopkeeper whose needs and thoughts and beliefs are far more basic."

Srdja Popovic, Blueprint for Revolution

Counting bodies

Body Count

Antidote to the England-Slovakia game: Ice-T and Body Count. And relax.

Smart

History

Blast from the past. Smart Granddad.

Evening Views

Evenings

Wednesday: heading out to S's for beer and body count prep.

Evenings

Friday: heading to town to pick up supplies for dinner. Chef H in the house.

G&T with Fruit Salad

Gin and Tonic with fruit salad

Construction

A day in London

A day in London

A day in London

A day in London

A day in the office means a change of scene.

Emperor Naruhito says Hi!

A day in London

So I had no clue that Emperor Naruhito had been in London and met with the king. Not a peep until I literally passed Buckingham Palace on the way into the office and wondered about the choice of tea-towels hanging along the street.

North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute

Shadow of...

Gate

The Weir & The Wheat

Benson weir

Wheat Field

Sculpture at Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Sculpture in the gardens.

Grays Court

Grays Court

And some possibly sculpture too.

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

Grays Court

The Robot

Self

Climb

Annecy Climbing Spot

Work Hard, Canoe Home

Work hard, canoe home

Pizza Clifton

Pizza Clifton

Collecting a house of F's stuff; and grabbing dinner together before heading home.

Eau Potable

Eau Potable

Annecy

Anncey


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