Click the link below for some amazing images of Northern California (courtesy of Maria Jansson)
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News of an interesting and impressive scheme in Sweden…
Here is a direct link to the short video: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1113121812/turning-the-first-sod-forsta-spadtaget-lagno-bo/widget/video.html
For English version, see below Swedish text.
I Trosa kommun pågår ett spännande byggprojekt med småskalighet,delaktighet och miljömedvetenhet som ledord.
Ni kan läsa mer här:
Lagnö Bo kooperativ hyresrättsförening – Ett gemenskapsboende byggt på småskalighet, delaktighet och miljömedvetenhet
De står i begrepp att ta första spadtaget inom kort och berättar om det här:
Turning the First Sod / Första spadtaget – Lagnö Bo – Lagnö Bo kooperativ hyresrättsförening
Så här berättar de själva om det första spadtaget i sitt infobrev:
“Du har säkert redan hört talas om Lagnö Bo, som bygger 19 kollektiv-lägenheter vid havet utanför Trosa. Detaljplan, ritningar och bygglov är klart. Nu behöver vi din hjälp med första spadtaget. Gå in på https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1113121812/turning-the-first-sod-forsta-spadtaget-lagno-bo). Där kan du läsa mer om projektet, och stötta med valfritt belopp. Som du ser, utlovas fina belöningar! Och du, gör det bums! Ju fler som stöttar, desto fler följer efter!
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A pot-pourri of a post, featuring my website, mental health, public transport, a new find in the blogging world (for me), human evolution and a few pictures.
I have spent a good part of today working on my website, www.londontu.be, and I also have some pictures that I have not previously shared, plus a few other things.
I have recently created three new posts that I choose to share here:
Mind, the mental health charity, have produced this about the Mental Health Task Force:
On Monday evening, Musical Keys had another session for autistic people. As well as my usual i-pad generated strings (cello only on this occasion), the session ended with something new – generating sounds by constructing lines on the i-pad screen for balls to bounce off (for those with long memories the approach is bit like reverse “bat and ball”). Here some photos relating to that event:
To give credit where it is definitely due, it was a post by Mike Sivier at Vox Political that introduced me to anewnatureblog, which I am now following. The particular post that Mike shared and that I followed up on was this one. I subsequently also read this one. I highly recommend this blog.
It was also courtesy of Mike that I found the Guardian piece that led to my discovery of the better transport campaign. One thing they are doing is producing maps which show how transport services across the UK are being endangered. Just one example: in Norfolk, where I live the county council’s transport budget was £4m in 2010 and £2.67m in 2015 – a cut of 33% in five years (and as a regular user I defy anyone to suggest that Norfolk’s transport provision is not in need of improvement!).
This little GIF, which WEIT picked up via twitter, started life in Carl Sagan’s Cosmos TV series. I have two links for you:
I have a lot of interesting links to share, and some pictures from today at work.
These links cover a wide range of stories. Each link will be preceded by some accompanying text.
Next, courtesy of the canary comes this story about the UN warning the Tories that their Trade Union Bill could be in breach of international law. It certainly sinks of double standards – OK to form a government on 37% of a 66% turn out but to go on strike you need 40% all those entitled to vote to vote yes.
My third selection comes courtesy of Tax Research UK and refers to the possible nationalisation of banks, arguing that unlike in 2008 it must be a proper nationalisation this time, and the bankers cannot be left in control again.
The last two links and one picture are all stuff that could soon be featuring on my London transport themed website:
The folks at disabledgo have provided their top 10 of places to visit in the London Borough of Havering.
As a segue, here is a poster advertising skating at Cheshunt, which could be a nucleus of a post on the website…
I recently put up a link to a DPAC post calling for people to write statements in support of junior doctors. Below is the link to the follow up showing the comments received:
A follow up to my post “Buildings of Lynn”, highlighting some of the architecture that results from nine hundred years of history.
Just over a week ago I put up a post called “Buildings of King’s Lynn” in response to a very nice comment that Faraday’s Candle had posted on my “About Aspiblog” page. That post was very well received, so I now have this follow-up.
These buildings span most of the history of this town. The first two buildings you will see are visible from right outside my door.
More or less due west of my own “compact” flat, this tower is instantly recognizable.
Located on the Purfleet side of Baker Lane car park, and one of the tallest buildings in the town.
The second most iconic building in King’s Lynn. The checkerboard frontage is unique, although a couple of other buildings in the town have small bits of the same in their walls and there is one church in Norwich that is not entirely dissimilar.
The last remnant of the Franciscan Friary, where at one time Nicholas of Lynn, who certainly sailed as far as Iceland and may have reached the American Coast over a century before Columbus, was resident.
Another remnant, in between Greyfriars and the Library.
An amazing and important building. This construction in brick and carr provides a vital service to the residents of our town.
A solicitor’s office in a very handsome building that happens to be almost directly opposite the library.
Right next door to Hayes and Storr.
One wall section is all that now remains of this chapel, which was also a workhouse in the Victorian age.
This church sits right at the town end of St John’s Walk.
This station, which opened in the 1850s, has recently been restored. It is very close to the centre of the town, and there is the option of a scenic route – follow the footpath down past the church of St John the Evangelist, then diagonally across The Walks to the library, down Millfleet to the river front, along the river front as far as the Purfleet and approach the Tuesday Market Place by way of King Street, thereby circumventing the Vancouver Quarter entirely.
Very little of King’s Lynn’s old town wall survives, but close to Morrisons and the Primary School this section can be seen.
Much smaller than the main Methodist chapel on London Road, this building is located just off Littleport Street, still very close to the town centre.
I cannot think what else this building which sits next to a small river, just off Littleport Street, could be.
Admission to this museum, which adjoins the bus station, is free.
Following extensive redevelopment work (visit this post for more pictures) the new bus station opened in June of last year. This is the building that accompanied the external developments.
There have been plans to extend this cinema for some time, but for the moment it remains the same as ever.
While both the quality and the prices at this restaurant are very acceptable, it is the restoration work that has been done to the building above it that chiefly interests me.
This chapel has recently been repaired and restored, and the results of all this work are spectacular.
A new wind turbine has just been built near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It was built very rapidly – there was no sign of anything there on Tuesday, by Thursday morning the tower was in place, and by Friday morning it was complete (my bus travels this way on work mornings). Here are a couple of pictures, taken through the window of the bus on Friday…
Please join DPAC in supporting our junior doctors.
Richard Murphy of Tax Research UK on green business:
I was invited to speak to a group of green businesses last night. These were my speaking notes (although I did not follow them that strictly):
Source: Discussing Green Business
Some details and images from James and Sons, and another mention of the Positive Autism Awareness Conference.
Imaging for James and Sons’ March Auction (March 30th and probably 31st) is proceeding apace. I imaged the maps that from the bulk of this post a while back, although I am also including something from today.
These maps form a continuous sequence from lot 391-416 inclusive, and without further ado here are the pictures:
I am concluding this section with the images of a set of speedway badges mounted on canvas which have been divided into 10 lots. Here is a single image of the entire collection:
Here is the gallery of individual images, including some close ups of distinctive badges:
The images I have shared above are all for the March Auction, as previously stated, but James and Sons have auctions before that, our main February auction at the Maids Head Hotel, Norwich on the 24th, and a smaller auction taking place at our shop on 5 Norwich Street, Fakenham on the 25th. Full catalogues for both auctions are ready for viewing:
The March auction, at the Prince of Wales Suite, Fakenham Racecourse, is likely be a two day sale, on the 30th and 31st.
Since I have a ‘dates for your diary section’ I conclude this post with a reminder of the Postive Autism Awareness Conference taking place at the Dukes Head Hotel, King’s Lynn on April 15th, commencing at 9:30. I am reliably informed that tickets are selling like hot cakes. After the links below, a copy of the official poster is at the bottom of this post.
Pointers to the booking site for the Positive Autism Awareness Conference and a poster advertising the event.
I first made mention of this conference, organised by NAS West Norfolk, in this post, and have featured reminders about it in several other posts. However, I have two pieces of news that warrant a second whole post devoted to it.
We are now able to take bookings for this conference, which takes place on April 15th. The booking site can be accessed here (acknowledgements to Claire King of NAS West Norfolk for posting the link).
The other recent development in connection with this conference is that we now have an official National Autistic Society poster for the event. This is a version I have edited specifically for being viewed on a screen…
Thanks and acknowledgements to Rachel Meerwald and Karan McKerrow of NAS West Norfolk for various posts and links in connection with this poster. I have a full print size version of this poster saved on my computer as well, and will happily email people copies of that file.