Go Penguins is a public art explosion of unrivalled proportions. Over 200 individual works of art will adorn and animate Merseyside’s streets throughout Christmas and New Year, bringing a very special brand of festive sparkle to the holiday season. Commissioned by Liverpool City Council for their Year of the Environment, Go Penguins is the signature event of the city’s festive programme, A Winter’s Trail. Many of the penguins have something to say about climate change – simple, easy to follow hints on how we might all be a little bit greener. Many others are just stunning to look at - all of them are fun!
The one on the left is, of course, an Emperor Penguin.
They're knocking down the end three shops to make a supermarket. (This despite having been refuused planning permission and a lot of local opposition. The Government Inspector - shades of Chekov - over-ruled the local decsion.)
I went into Heswall on the bus today for some shopping and walked a little bit of the way back. It was raining when I left home. It was raining while I was there. It rained on the way back. I guess you could say it was a wet day...
I'm just a big kid at heart. Sherbert and Liquorice - what more could a man want?
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra ) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Sherbet in the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries is a fizzy powder, containing sugar and flavouring, and an edible acidic and base. The acid may be tartaric, citric or malic acid, and the base may be sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium carbonate, or a mixture of these and/or other similar carbonates. To this is added a large amount of sugar to mask the unappetising flavour of the reactive powders, and fruit or cream soda flavouring.
For once we went to the shops and came away with more money than we went in with! The price of old gold is good at the moment.
N.B. This was taken at 2.30 in the afternoon which shows how dull and grey the days are this November.
Another example of the jeweller's craft - a gold and silver locket of my great, great grandmother's, cleaned up and given a new chain for Jo to wear, 100 years after Grandma Coombes died and it was relegated to a jewellery box.
We had a coffee in Linghams and I rook the opportunity to spend the book tokens I got from Gareth for my birthday. I always have plans to buy certain books and end up buying others. At least spending some money in Linghams makes me feel less guilty at noting down titles I want to put on my Amazon wishlist. Like this one - "Amazing Rare Things".
Meek is very poorly and had a trip to the vet's. At the age of 14 and three quarters he equates to about 75 in human terms and has been FIV positive from birth. The Vet was amazed that he had survived beyond five or six years but he has aged rapidly in the last week.
One of my birthday books was "The Mammals of Cheshire". For the last couple of weeks a Grey Squirrel has turned up for its peanuts to keep us amused though it is not recorded in this 2km square – I must send a record in.
My birthday present from Helen and Ian – a wonderful Pollyanna Pickering print of a Snow Leopard and the wherewithal to frame it however I wish. I know where it will be going because I have two ‘big cat’ pictures on the stairs and will rotate them accordingly.
You may have heard of Project 365 in whic people post a photograph every day for a year. This is my version – the idea is to post a photo taken every day but I am realistic enough to know that there will be a day or two missed during the year.
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I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
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