This one's for you
Seems Cummings may regret travelling to his second home (he is part owner of the property) after all.
Apparently the "spare cottage" was converted without planning permission and is not registered for council tax.
The main building also seems to have unregistered extensions.
of course we know the laws only apply to plebs.
The council are now investigating.
And I know I should have posted pics but we were ravenous after a day in Derriford outpatients.
Decking delivered today.
I have decided to redesign the structure in view of the location (one side will be against the earth hedge, and one side will be against a 2M tall fence, making my original design awkward to assemble.
Rather than building the benches, I might go for a larger platform and buy some flatpack wooden benches that I can bolt down to the deck.
As well as simpifying the structure it will make it easier to change in the future if want to.
publishers sue the Internet Archive
As a scientist and teacher, I will not write or peer-review for any journal from these publishers, nor will I use their books in my classroom, because their emotionally immature stunt risks the collective memory of the Internet.
Whether or not the "National Emergency Library" is ultimately a reasonable idea, there are good ways and bad ways to approach the issue, and Hachette, HarperCollins, Wiley and Penguin Random House have chosen a bad one. For two decades, scholars have been asking, "What value do publishers actually add?" Answers vary, but a bitter "not bloody much" is prominent among them. Undermining our social and technical infrastructure in a time of global crisis only gives that view more weight.
Mother and 3 fledgling pheasants, the other side of the hedge, 2noghts running. Too far for phone camera, will try and get a shot with the DSLR telephoto tomorrow evening if they come back.
This will allow us to sit comfortably while taking in the view from over the Cornish "hedge" at the bottom of the garden.
It's official, people are idiots.
I had to work to-day, until 1400. So, I went for a walk by the canal, which is on my way home. I didn't want to waste a second of a gorgeous day by going home to get changed.
It was great to feel the wind in my hair, and the sun on my face. Oh, and I got to play with my new lens. 😃
Wild Hyacinth - Fuath-mhuc - Hyacinthoides non-scripta
It is towards the end of the season for Hyacinths, but they still provide a splash of colour.
UK pol, racism, death mention
A reminder to UK people that things are Not Better Here for Black & PoC. Structural racism & inequality is so baked in to everyday life here, that if you are white, it's invisible, quieter & you're ignoring it b/c it's not 'over there'
If the police here had firearms, do you think it would be any different at all? Black & PoC are routinely harassed, subjected to stop & search & ' mysteriously' die in custody.
White people here aren't better than the USA.
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