Wednesday 18 October 2006

Draconian crackdown on the public’s right to access information held by the State

Lord Falconer of Thoroton, the Lord Chancellor, is proposing a draconian crackdown on the public’s right to access information held by the State. He has claimed that the introduction of rules opening up Whitehall are clogging up government and distracting ministers.

Or is this just an excuse for dodging public accountability. I know which I think !!!

See the full report in the Times

Tuesday 17 October 2006

Oh no Christmas is coming

Saturday, Homebase, shock horror, its only October and the shelves are already being filled with Christmas decorations.

From now on avoid going out shopping at all costs, avoid the traffic and crowds.

I will do my shopping in calm, online.

Friday 13 October 2006

Danger Mine

Originally uploaded by Fred Dawson.
I was sorting through some old images and came across this one of a warning sign when I was in Kosovo working in a mine field

The vist report

DU pages

Thursday 12 October 2006

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Hummingbird Hawk Moth
Originally uploaded by Fred Dawson.
I took this photograph during the summer in Kent it shows a stunning alien invader that due to global warmer is becoming much more comon in the UK.

It has also stimulated me to start thinking seriously about buying a macro lens.

A day out on Salisbury Plain

Javelin missile and Challenger tank
Video shot at a recent fire power demo I attended

Monday 9 October 2006

Half way up

Half way up
Originally uploaded by Fred Dawson.
whilst indoor climbing with the children, I discover that it would be helpful if I did not not weigh so much .

By the way I manged to get to the top!