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Reds, blues and pales — 13 Comments

  1. I dont get football, never really have and I know I will be pillioried for saying this..22 men running around a field chasing a bag of wind!!!!!……No doubt some people will think that driving Land Rovers around in the mud strange behavior too……!!!

  2. I have grown to prefer rugby to football – it takes more thought – but I think half the reason for going to many sporting occasions is to be in the company of friends.

    Driving a Land Rover at high speed along a muddy lane is definitely odd!

  3. We do follow a code of conduct which means we drive at a max speed of 12 mph, and no more environmentally unsound than driving the kids to school in the cloned nose-troughing pretend 4x4s that do 18mpg!!! My Landie does 35mpg and is used about once a month for my hobby unlike the day trippers that clutter the roads in Devon causing traffic chaos throughout the year…..The lanes and tracks we drive have by-way status which means that they are legal to use with a vehicle, and if they had been more popular routes when tarmac was invented they would be now covered with the black…….and finally the pollution my Landy chuffs out is miniscule compared to the tin boxes that fly around in the sky..so until they are all banned I have no qualms about driving it…I dont need to fly anywhere and dont intend too……

  4. Les,

    Bette is winding you up!

    But on a more serious note, I was interested to read today on the website of the Energy Information Administration in the US that the chief source of carbon emissions is electricity generation.

    (I know, I’m sad – who else reads such stuff!)

  5. Guessed as much, but we do get looked upon as destroyers of the countryside, which being a country bumpkin I do object to, unfortunately as in every walk of life there are the idiots who do drive where they are not supposed to, giving the various anti 4×4 groups the ammunition they need to get local authorities to close lanes…..there’s now 2 sad old men….I’m off to have a look at the article……….

  6. Just read the article…I suppose the answer is some form of alternative energy to supplement our requirements…….some members of the anti 4×4 groups also belong to the anti wind farms groups too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Thanks Ian I have had a look, I was surprised to see how much comes out of Canada, I think there were a lot of reasons for Iraq maybe?……….Did you happen to see the headlines on our papers last week? I think most of the oil is currently anchored in Torbay/Lymebay, I counted 11 tankers the other day, and at night it looks like a small town with all the lighting!!!!

  8. There were lots of reasons, none of which seemed to make any sense! There was no link with Al Qaeda, no weapons of mass destruction, not even that big an issue with the oil – what was it all about?

    Do the tankers lie offshore in anticipation of higher prices?

  9. Yes they do Ian and apparantly the goods have been traded several times and on average are making about a million a day!!!!!!

    On a completely different matter from one of your recent blogs….Prof H Bellot gave Turn Hill to the National Trust in 1918 in memory of his son……..I dont have facts but I would hazard a guess that his son had perhaps been killed in WW1….

  10. Ian, just thinking about Prof Bellots sons age when he died in 1918, and Prof Bellot dying in 1969, its no wonder we cannot ever remember seeing him or his wife. He must have been well into his 90s when he died……Thanks for finding the CWGC info, it rounds off the whole mystery..

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