On a bike in the New Forest and London, most of the time. Used to work for LCC, now a free agent.
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Am I nuts to try and plant this mini hardy Eucalyptus in a bed on the north side?
We have one in a very large pot on the north side. It is doing well now in it's third year and about 2 metres high. Not as bushy as some of the pictures but still one of the best things in a very scrappy back yard.
Do we have a Dominic Cummings thread yet?
Meanwhile journalist Stefan Collini has been reading all of DC's blog posts since 2013. A great public service.
Collini's conclusions compressed into about 5000 words appeared in the Guardian's Long read on Thursday.
Take a look at the mind that is directing PM Johnson and his cabinet of all the talents.
There are traces of that kind of absolute certainty that is more often shown by fellow-travellers of science rather than by first-rate scientists themselves.
When I was at school, a long time ago, a teacher was disappeared.
We came back from holiday and he wasn't there, his name removed from everything as if had never existed, his classes taken by supply teachers.
We later found out that his crime was that he had written a polite letter to the newspaper suggesting that homosexuality be de-criminalised on social justice grounds. He had been well liked and a popular teacher.
The lesson in homophobia worked. One of my classmates is now a very senior church man who is notorious for his opposition to gay marriage.
The only other famous person from that school was Errol Flynn. About 90 years ago he was expelled for theft, or for seducing one of the kitchen staff.
^ where the toilet is used to be a back door into the garden area so there was an existing stud wall between there and the kitchen. If I was doing it again I would make the shower a bit longer and the kitchen cupboard a bit smaller. Shower is 700x700 so quite cosy.
All Victorian/Edwardian terrace with pretty much the same footprint.
Most have a downstairs bog, generally under the stairs, occasionally in the kitchen. Anything with a toilet in the kitchen is discounted to take into account you really don't want a toilet in the kitchen.
Under the stairs is the place for bicycle parking nothing else, except a pram or pushchair.
I took 700mm from kitchen/diner to have space for toilet, small shower with door to corridor and a storage cupboard opening into kitchen/diner. Roughly like this
It's not all bad news for everyone. On ebay sellers of face masks are making a killing. Prices have risen from about 10p each to 70p to £1.40 each. One seller claims to have 300,000 in stock.