Sunday, 28 August 2016

GREAT BRITISH VALUES...AN OCCASIONAL SERIES

THE BENGAL FAMINE

In 1943 close to four million people in the Indian state of Bengal died from starvation, malnutrition and disease.

The British, led by Winston Churchill, took tens of thousands of tons of grain to feed its troops and allies, leaving millions of Indians to starve and die.

This photo is not retouched; it tells of a terrible man-made tragedy that is strangely missing from the glorious empire stories we were taught at school.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

SOPPY SUNDAY

1. Hi. Welcome to Soppy Sunday. Munguin's back so everything's ship shape and Bristol Fashion around the place again.
2. Amazingly some people enjoy shooting these animals.
3. Nothing like a shady leaf to rest your weary wings.
4. ...Or a nice soft place to rest your weary bones. Talking of bones, I don't suppose there's a chance...
5. ...Or some nice ice to lie on, if only it weren't melting... I don't suppose there's a chance you could follow Scotland's lead and turn to green energy?

6. Oil seed rape as far as the eye can see.
7. Yes... Can I help you?
8. Awwwwwww.
9. Palouse Falls, Washington State.
10. Bhutan
11. Wanna see how to crack a nut?
12. Giant Herb Robert.
13. Jaguar.
14. I can't work out why peoples is scared of me. I'm tiny, harmless and completely cute.
15. Too wee? I think not. Too poor? Erm nope. Too stupid?
What do you think?
16. Ragwort and caterpillars.

17. You don't want to get on the wrong side of me!
18. OK, I won't!
19 What a big mouth you've got, Grey Whale!
All the better to eat you with...well, if you're a crustacean.  
20. Yes, you heard right. Munguin is back and we all have to mind our Ps and Qs. Roll on his next holiday. It was soooo peaceful.See you next week.

TRUMP RECRUITS FARAGE AS BACKER

Having been backed by Sarah Palin in the earlier stages of the campaign, Trump has now turned to the British version for support.  Somehow the irony of a foreign politician involving himself in an American presidential campaign, and at the same time complaining about a foreign politician involving himself in a UK campaign, seems to have escaped Nigel.

 Thanks to Danny for alerting us to this piece:

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Flora and Fauna on Friday II

1 Morning. Tris and Munguin are away, but I'll be your host.
I think this is my sister. We're great pals anyway.
2. What's that you say?
Nigel Farage is thinking of making ANOTHER comeback?
3 In that case, I'm outa here.
4 Glenfinnan.

5 Awwwwwwww
6 Greenland Shark.
7 Scotland from space (thanks Gerry).
8 What do you mean I'm staring at your girlfriend?
9 Come and have a go if you think you're big enough.
10 Le coucher du soleil.
11 White Tigers.
12. Blackbird singing in the ...well, ok. He's just singing.
13 Just a wee reminder of what's around the corner.
14 Aye Ricky, or anything as ugly and black-hearted
as the dentist that killed him.
15 Our beautiful capital.
16 Indian elephant.
17 I might be little but you really wouldn't
like these teeth in your toes!
18 Duck billed platypus.
19 This is our cat. 
20 And this is us playing a game.
The boss and his sidekick will be back next week!
See you then.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

FLORA AND FAUNA FOTOS ON FRIDAY © Panda Paws

1. OK, Specky and Furry are away, we can have an extra SS.
2 Mauritanian desert.
3 Puma.
4 Holiday home in Greenland.
5 Shetland.
6 Amazon trees don't half get big.
7 I've got my beady eye on you.
8 Greenland farm.
9 Three little chicks from school are we.
10 No, I didn't go to any bother. I'm a rockhopper,
I always look like this!
11 The beauty of Afghanistan.
12 I'm actually quite pretty close up.
13. The magic of clouds.
14 Oooops. I have to hold my mum up.  Just as well I'm a strong wee fella!
See you Sunday...

PS: Don't tell Munguin or the grumpy one about this...