Friday, 15 October 2010

Blog Action Day 2010

Today is Blog Action Day
The Theme is Water

How this half of the Industrial World live

The pictures shown above (click on the pictures to enlarge) show a very small proportion of the abundance of water in parts of Europe.
While some of this water is being stored for Industry, consumption and irrigation.
Much of it is considered a leisure facility.

Vast quantities are used for Aquariums centres, Water Theme Parks, to Water Features and Swimming pools.
Irrigation of Golf Clubs and Private lands held by Stately Home owners.

Here in the UK, animal owners are breaking the law, if their animals are not provided with fresh and adequate drinking water.
I am amongst those who check that the garden birds have fresh drinking and bathing water each day and more checks on it in the summer, when they have higher needs for their young.

The other half of the World though do not have the means to slake their thirst, let alone even consider this style of water abuse, that is happening all the time in this part of the world.

Is out of Sight out of Mind

There are nearly one billion people who lack access to clean water, in the developing world.

There is a belief that the earth contains a specific amount of fresh water.
This is being used and abused never to be replenished.

Are we too, to join the above deprived people eventually.
Quite a mind provoking thought.
Conservation starts at home.

Today the plight of the developing world is being brought to your attention.
Please act now. Remember There but for the grace of God go I.

Water Solutions

Building Wells: organisations like and charity:water, are leading the move to bring water into the developing world.
It is never too late to help others, nor is your offer too small.
Give a Christmas gift to humanity, the gift of life.
Please visit Blog Action for more details of what is happening and what you may be able to help with to create change.
To see other blogs posting this theme go to
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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Meme sharing

I have been tagged by Dancin' from over at In The Pink.

The meme is a bit of fun and shares a laugh with bloggers, in fact anyone wishing to share a little time.
Please feel free to join in.

Copy these instructions and the questions into a new post, post it with your answers, visit five new or known bloggers and leave them with a link to your relevant post, inviting them to take part and leave them a comment letting them know your post is up.

1. If you could have super powers what would they be and what would you do with them?
Feel free to be selfish, you do not have to save the world.

2 Where would you find your self stranded on an Island with a CD player.......It could happen.......what would your top ten blogger Island discs be?

3 If you were a smell what would it be?

4 What bird would you most like to be?

5 If you were a bird, who's head would you most like to poo on?

6 Are there any foods that your body craves?

7 What is your favourite time of the year?

8 What is your favourite time of the day?

9 If a change is as good as a rest which would you choose?

10 If you could have a dinner party and invite any of ten people from the past or the present who would they be? (living or deceased)

Well that takes some thinking about, on a light note however.

1 Super powers.
I would like a magic nose like Samantha in "Bewitched"
To move the furniture when I am cleaning or just to change things around.
Which also has a hidden benefit of freezing a moment, to get me out of a tricky situation.

2 I would like an Island some where in the Mediterranean, which has plenty of good light and warm breezes. Trees for shade and a huge amount of fruits.
Then I could enjoy listening to my favourite top ten blogger discs.

Aretha Franklin, Say a little Prayer for me.
Mamas and Papas, Dedicated to the one I love.
Barbara Streisand, Memories.
Bangles, Eternal Flame
Leslie Garrett, The Flower Song.
Elkie Brooks, Knights in White Satin
Barbara Streisand, Enough is Enough
Phil Collins and Phil Bailey, She's an easy Lover
Phil Collins Against all Odds
Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell

Cheating I have to add an all time favourite
Sarah Brightman and Miles Kingston Pia Jesu

It was hard to restrict myself as music is so much part of me, it is balanced with some good belters to get rid of any angst I may be feeling at any time.

3 A smell, well a Lemon its clean, astringent and awakening, so useful too.

4 A bird !!!!!!! A Humming Bird small agile and colourful.

5 I am not given to strong feeling of dislike. However, I feel that between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown they have done a lot of damage, which the repercussions are to be felt and delt with by the public, for a long time. Can I have a case of the runs and poo on both of their heads.

6 Food cravings. A toss up between Cheese and Fish.
Cheese since I was a child and fish latterly oh and Marmite. If you too like these, then cream cheese and Marmite sandwiches are lovely.

7 Favourite time of the year. SPRING, emerging from the winter with its unclothed fields and trees.
I suffer what the old folk call the green sickness. I must see green in winter it goes with being a Libra .

8 Favourite time of the day. Early morning, watching the sun rise and burn off the mist.

9 If a change is as good as a rest.
Well I would choose the change, as this would indicate that I had already done something or been some where. I would want to extend the enjoyment for as long as I could.

10 My guests at my dinner party would include:

Kaffe Fassett because of my love of crochet and knitting and now design.
Kenny Everett no need to say why.
Billy Connelly as a foil for Kenny.
Ronnie Barker.Full of surprises.
Alistair Simms, such a brilliant actor.
Richard Burton, the same and I could listen to his voice for ever.
Margaret Thatcher.Cat amongst the pigeons.
Dan Brown the author, another cat to cause amusement.
Clement Freud. What would he make of my guests and me!!!!!!!!!!!
Kenneth Branagh an actor I rate highly.

I have tagged three people for this Meme.

Silvia from Blogging in the slow lane.
Imac from Photos from the Minds Eye
Donna from Donna B Good
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