10 images from the last few days (the beer one was a week ago).
The muddy hole in the ground is what is left of the last pond at Bradlaugh Fields with any ‘liquid’ in it.
The balloon was taken at 8.35am - approx 30 minutes ago - flying out the front of my house (It looked far more impressive in reality).
Save the tax payer thousands of pounds, but inadvertently destroy an ecosystem…
When Anglia Water fixed a leak at the top of Bradlaugh Fields in Northampton, no one realised that the leak had probably been there for 30+ years and the entire park was modelled around the flow of presumed ‘natural spring’ water. Lakes were formed, stream redirected, flood defences built, ponds stocked with fish - everything that made Bradlaugh Fields an oasis in the middle of a dull town has been wiped out (and at just the wrong time of the year).
The dilemma though is simple - allow millions of gallons of water to seep out or fix the problem and save money, but destroy 30+ years of work and investment?
The problem now could be one of health and safety as blue green algae is growing in the dwindling ponds and mud baths; the smell is unpleasant from the dead fish and the stinky mud.
Ironically it reminds me of the old ‘joke’ about the poor Texan farmer, who while digging a grave to bury his last remaining horse, strikes oil and thinks he’s rich, only to discover he’s broken a pipeline and the oil spilling out contaminating his only decent land belongs to someone else…
Do you use Starbucks or Cafe Nero? Buy things off of Amazon? Use Vodaphone as your mobile provider?
Since 2004, these companies have contributed exactly £0.00 in corporation tax.
Since 2004, foreign workers have contributed £8.8 BILLION to the UK economy through the tax and VAT they pay.
UKIP would like to get rid of foreign migrant workers and offer every ‘British’ person the earth - low taxes, free childcare, propping up the NHS to name but three - and yet they won’t tell us how they intend to pay for it.
A vote for UKIP is showing your support for the BNP - the UK version of the Nazi party.
On Saturday, I shall be at Close Encounters in Northampton, giving this to people and other free stuff (including cake) at the local launch of Hunger House and City of Crocodiles, the two new books from my top quality comicbook publishing company known as Borderline Press. There will also be copies of Zombre, 566 Frames and Zombies Can’t Swim, and another local horror comic publisher from the fine town of Kettering!
Accompanying me will be various people including Jay Eales, Baden James Mellonie and some surprises (possibly even for me), there will also be a chance to meet other Borderline Press people; buy signed copies of books (or unsigned copies if you don’t want your books sullied), we might even give away a few T-shirts!
If you are in Northampton, pop in and say hi! It would be nice for you to come in, buy a book or 5 and help me eat again, but just seeing your smiling faces will be enough to keep me going until the warm weather arrives…
Saturday May 3rd from about 10am!
New comics publisher Borderline Press has announced a number of new books for 2014, following up on its first two titles, 556 Frames, the breakout Eastern European graphic novel by Dennis Wojda and…
More positive press. Thanks to John Freeman - hopefully a Q&A with him next week!