Good Old South West Water.

Drought?? Cornwall has been under a hosepipe ban since August 2022. In November 2022, SW water said:- Reservoir levels across the South West are now very low and, in particular, are extremely low in Cornwall, following one of the driest periods in the region for over 130 years. Levels continue to fall and will remain … Read more

The NHS War Zone

Is “War Zone” a strong word here? Vladamir Putin and the Russian government are waging war on Ukraine, and civilian deaths are currently running at 188 per month (December 2022) Jeremy Hunt and the UK government are waging war on the NHS and civilian deaths are estimated to be running at around 2000 per month. Ukraine … Read more

NHS Shambles

Recorded Covid cases are the lowest since before the Omicron wave.  This was achieved by the heroic action of the government in stopping free lateral flow tests. It has had some annoying side effects though:- The death rate (283 per day) is now higher than it was at the peak of the omicron wave  Hospital … Read more

UK, Ukraine and Covid

The war in Ukraine is a disaster brought on by Putin, a psychopath, probably in the first stages of dementia.  Deaths up to 24th March  a total of 1,035 killed (214 men, 160 women, 14 girls, and 28 boys, as well as 48 children and 571 adults whose sex is yet unknown) In the last … Read more


“Enjoy life while you can. Because if you’re lucky it’s going to be 20 years before it hits the fan.” James Ephraim Lovelock CH CBE FRS (26 July 1919 – 26 July 2022) Lovelock said this in 2008. He’s been pretty correct so far. I think we can safely say it’s starting to hit the … Read more


This is a follow on from a post three years ago “Education education education” Not much has changed. This caught my eye. David Willets, a former Tory MP and a current Tory Lord says that we need to increase the number of places at University to avoid our children getting low paid jobs. Now, is … Read more


Gas prices are rocketing. A lot of our electricity is supplied by gas turbines so we will see electricity prices surging soon. At the same time we have lost some capability to import electricity from Europe due to a fire. Fuel has been short at the pumps, for which the government are blaming a lack … Read more

The Exam results

When I took my GCE “A” levels, a little over 50 years ago I got two B’s and a C. These were good marks. Only the top 1% of candidates got an A, and three or more A’s were very rare. Most Universities required C’s and D’s as entrance requirements with only a few went … Read more