The Waterlooville Wally(s) Of The Week Award – Lidl


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7517927/lidl-gin-staff-call-police-couple-daughters/ ‘VICTIMS OF STUPIDITY’  Lidl staff call police after middle-aged couple try to buy £12 rhubarb gin with daughters aged 11 and 14   I haven’t had cause to issue one of these for some time but this article really takes the biscuit. This ranks up with the story of the couple refused entry to… Continue reading The Waterlooville Wally(s) Of The Week Award – Lidl

UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own


http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/12/you-may-soon-need-a-licence-to-take-photos-of-that-classic-designer-chair-you-bought/ This is just another example of the insidious bureaucracy that is blighting the UK. If this is allowed to go ahead, every casual photographer will be at risk of being criminalised without their knowledge. And, surely, the onus should be placed on the holder of any work of art to warn of their copyright… Continue reading UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own

The Dark Side Of Paradise


A Maldives court just sentenced a 15-year-old rape survivor to 100 whip lashings. It is hard to believe that, in this century, mediaeval barbarism still exists in our world. However, time and time again we are reminded that not all nations practice the same levels of tolerance and morality that we enjoy in the west.… Continue reading The Dark Side Of Paradise

Lets Talk Rubbish


The national pastime in the UK is DIY. Saturdays and Sundays are filled with painting, papering, sawing and chiseling. All of which creates waste. Another favourite pastimes is gardening, pruning, raking and mowing. Again creating waste. So that they can step back and admire the fruits of their labour, and to prevent the great British… Continue reading Lets Talk Rubbish