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Flat earth fun is back – meet the Flatards

After having a bit of fun, the only response one can reasonably have when the flat-earthers insulted the whole of Scotland when they reportedly took over a shop unit in Inverness, is a quick burst of hysterical laughter.

It’s probably safe, and according to at least one old saying, ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’.

I saw this the other day, the truly fitting and excellent appropriate word – FLATARDS.

Lovely 🙂

Flatards

Flatards

 

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18/03/2018 Posted by | Civilian | , , , | Leave a comment

Double trap mousey signals end of mini Beast from the East

We just got to enjoy what might be referred to by some as a mini Beast from the East which arrived in the past week, but this one is really just a more usual blast of cold air from the east/Russia that we get at this time of year.

Hardy Scots are used to this, and it’s not unusual (in my memory at least) to find what appears to be a lovely sunny Easter Day can, in fact, be absolutely freezing when you get out into the cold air. I won’t forget the Easter holiday I went out to work on a car restoration job on that holiday morning – and had to give up by lunchtime as I couldn’t feel my fingers!

But this year, the early start seems to the return of mousey, trying to get back into my house via the back door.

Having remarked on the peace I’d had during the coldest weather, it seems the end of that break has been marked by the return of my little friend.

There was the little smiling face staring back at me this morning (technically yesterday morning, Saturday, when the catch happened).

Ah well, at least two traps stopped the invasion this time

Double Trap Mousey

Double Trap Mousey

18/03/2018 Posted by | photography | , | Leave a comment

The amazing disappearing lockbox

Well  THAT was surprise.

After two posts about an odd lockbox spotted clamped to a lamppost a few days ago – it DISAPPEARED!

Thanks to an unplanned detour resulting from some unexpected snow that joined the increasingly chilly wind last night, I ended up passing the same spot.

I thought I was in the wrong place after a passing glance at the relevant lamppost failed to show the expected silhouette in the dark, but when I checked the lamppost, it was the same one – but the box had gone, completely, including the hefty clamp that fixed it to the pole.

It didn’t even seem to leave a mark where it had been, suggesting it hadn’t been there very long.

Lockbox Lamppost - No Lockbox

Lockbox Lamppost – No Lockbox

Compare this with the previous view from only a few nights ago.

Between the pics, you should be able to match the clear tape at the bottom of the view, and the little reflective survey marker at the top.

Daytime Lock Box

Daytime Lock Box

So that’s that.

No chance of catching it ‘In Use’ some day.

But now I’ll have to be even more alert, to see if it turns up somewhere else.

Unless YOU know better.

18/03/2018 Posted by | Appeal, photography | , , | 7 Comments

   

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