Monday, 3 January 2022

Churches in Norfolk Part 2 (Thompson)

Incredible church, as it always seems such a small hamlet but such a big church. 

Nothing too fancy, the roof is exceptional and craftmanship to repair it is exceptional, there is even a mirror to see the roof, so you don't strain your neck. 

Lots of history relating back to the last king of the Punjab. 


Thursday, 23 December 2021

Churches in Norfolk part 1 (Bracton Ash)

 Norfolk has a huge history of churches, this is a beautiful example in Bracton Ash, St Nicholas. So calm so interesting additions that look out of character such as this porch, and extension that reminds me of Georgian Bath. 

A little research shows this was a family mausoleum, showing again the relationship of local churches to the families who built them and maintained them.  

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Saga Minatures

Not posting these as I feel I am an expert, but as something that reminds me of what I did, at least I can touch up the paint. 

I use Citadel paints as I find them easy to buy.

A few gripping beast archers, the yellow is  Averland Sunset. Makes things a bit brighter.

The armour I used Leadbelcher, seems to look like armour.

As with lots of stuff leather not easy, but used Rhinox Hide and Deathclaw Brown as well as Mournfang Brown (I seem to use lots of that, used it for the bases too.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Running cycling

Looking to start running again, feel fats so can't this being good for a while !

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Swapping Places

In conjunction with Bike Bath on Saturday 28 June, First will be running a safety awareness programme on the Recreation Ground from 09:30 to 15:00 as part of its commitment to improving safety on the roads.

There will be the opportunity to swap places with our drivers and see what it's like to sit in the cab of a bus. Our drivers will also be using the space to cycle around the bus and understand the difficulties cyclists face, There will be the opportunity to talk to our drivers about any concerns you might have as well as sharing ideas.

There will also be the opportunity to win a number of prizes including puncture repair kits and bus tickets.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Decorating bikes with flowers

It may sound like a silly idea of decorating bikes with flowers, but with Bath having such a heritage of participating in Bath in Bloom, maybe it isn't such a bad idea.

Anything that is fun and helps cycling is great, if you want to know more hop over to their web site

Sunday, 18 March 2012

NHS bill

I don't support the NHS bill, saying that in the first sentence, but there is much that this wrong in the NHS, too much time is spent in dealing with contracts with other organisations, bills being sent out that are incorrect, as with many large organisations too much tolerance of poor performance, and inefficient procedures.

Put in lots of targets as the last government did, doesn't help either. Too much time is then spent either lying, or finding ways to get round these targets. 

To push up quality and reduce costs, competition was introduced. Now we have lots of inefficient large organisations trying to run health services. What do you do if there is no competition ? If you are Labour you introduce it artificially, by over paying and guaranteeing payments, £250 million worth for not treating patients. 

What is the answer ? How about letting local people decide, introducing really local decision making with tax raising powers, so if that area wants the private sector then they can introduce it, if a community wants to spend more then it is possible. Health is a basic necessity, required by all, and often the health service is a major employer in that area, often a centre of that community. That means it needs to be locally controlled.