Monthly Archives: May 2011

A day in the life of a driving instructor teaching the ‘give way’ rules at a roundabout

‘Right, who knows the ‘give way’ rules for a roundabout? Stacey.’

‘Give way to your right.’

‘No, sorry, that isn’t right. Anyone else? Gavin.’

‘Um, do you give way to your right?’

‘That’s what Stacey just said, Gavin. And no, that’s not right. Anyone? Mei San.’

‘Everyone should know that you give way to your right.’

‘Shit! Does anyone know the right answer? Hands up anyone who thinks it isn’t that you give way to your right. Anyone? Anyone? Has anyone actually read the manual? Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out. Right, I’m going to throw it open to everyone. Does anyone know the right answer?’

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Ooooohhhh those fibbers!! :-)

Hey, I thought one of the key oppositions to a carbon tax, and dealing with climate change in general, was that no-one else was doing anything. You know the ‘I’m not going to put Australian jobs at risk by taking action when no-one else is’ argument. But it seems that everyone else is doing heaps and we are actually in danger of being left behind. Even Britain has now committed to a 50% reduction on carbon levels by 2050…read this.

And it appears that rest of the world is full-steam ahead….’There’s a fairly low chance of that happening, says Wright, with most countries moving to renewables and no countries moving away from them. Germany has set itself a goal of being 100% powered by renewable energy by 2050. Spain has increased investment in renewable energy from 500 million euros per year up to 2.5 billion euros this year, even in the midst of difficult economic times. France, a country dependent on nuclear technology, is abiding by its 20% renewable energy target. Even China is increasing its large investment in solar and wind energy and taking a moratorium on its nuclear energy investment after the Japan earthquake and debate over the Fukushima plant’

So we seem to have gone from being potential leaders to lagging miles behind again…..AAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

We’re a weird bunch!

As the saying goes, all the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer…and it is particularly appropriate that this saying be attributed to a Welshman because only the Welsh could come up with an event like this.

First of all ‘The then Landlord, Gordon Green overheard two men discussing the relative merits of men and horses’….why???  Why would you want to compare and horses? Horses…four legs, hairy, bigger, stronger, faster. Men…two legs, less hairy, smarter. End of story! Just as well it wasn’t the merits of men and snails or this would have been a shit-boring race!:-)

Then there is the idea of running 22 miles…racing against horses. Hmmm let me get this straight, I can run or I can ride a horse…let me thi…horse!

And check  out the other events on offer…it just gets worse. Riding a mountain bike along the bottom of a  6ft deep peat bog wearing a mask and snorkel…for f*&k-sake!

The only redeeming thing for me about this is that I have a good friend running  in the horse marathon thing…so obviously it is them thou art a little queer. Phew! 🙂