Butterfly Wings – Kim Jong-un and the Hurricanes

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Kim Jong-Un when he was younger and slimmer!

I can’t stop thinking that the unusual proliferation of hurricanes in the West Indies have something to do with the actions of Kim Jong-un

Or as I prefer to call him – “the little man”.  So big in North Korea, but so small to the rest of the world – until his latest dangerous stunts.

Do you remember that old environmental adage –

If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, the effect will be felt around the world – or something like that.  (for a longer discussion on the validity of this idea see: Can a Butterfly in Brazil Really Cause a Tornado in Texas?)

And if you are still interested wikipedia’s page on the Butterfly Effect also summarises this idea that “small causes can have larger effects”.

“I’ve been thinking”  that its not beyond the realms of reason that all the atmospheric interference caused by his attempts to prove “his mite” and scare Donald Trump’s America, and the Rest of the World into taking notice of him by setting of rockets and nuclear weapon tests, could have had disrupted the environment so much, that they have triggered this series of totally destructive Hurricanes,

If so – “little man” – you have already damaged this earth quite enough, and shown how mighty your power is, so now just stop it – AND GROW UP!

I’m not going to say any more – its just a thought that’s been running round in my head – but I’d love to know if anyone else has been thinking this way, and if there might be an ounce of truth in it??

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Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico left entirely without power (from The Telegraph)

A Wonderful Vintage Straw Baler: at Llandysul Agricultural Show

having written this on julzcrafts.com, I think it also belongs on “The Spare’

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Yes, I know this is a total change of subject!

I went to Llandysul Agricultural Show yesterday, and it was the best organised show I’ve been to, beautifully laid out, with plenty of room for all the animals and their owners transport.  The weather was warm and  the views of the hills around the area, gave it a very relaxed feel.  Unfortunately for the organisers, it wasn’t as full of visitors as they’d have liked.

I “got into” agricultural shows when I first moved from London to Ystalyfera, and found myself co-opted as “official photographer” of the Swansea Valley Show – which unfortunately is no longer held.

If you happen to share my enthusiasm – there’s quite a lot of my photos of various shows taken over the years, on my rather neglected other blog  “The Spare”

You can find Sennybridge Show HERE  and HERE (kids in…

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Stateless.

Now that China is ‘allowing’ families to have a second child, Debbie tells the sad story of those unrecognised 2nd children that already exist.

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Stateless.

You are given a name, after you are born. It’s better than being called Third Sister. You have a name, but no number, no 身份怎 shenfenzhen, Household Registration, an Identity Card.

You have a name and you grow up happy, playing with your older sister, even without a number, without a registration card. You don’t know about those things, you are three, and your sister goes to school. She is five.

Once you are five, you want to go to school too, but you can’t. You want to play with other children in your village, but they don’t want to play with you, their parents shoo them away from you, as if you have the plague.

Your parents don’t take you out, like they do with Older Sister. When visitors come you are hidden, you mustn’t speak. No-one must know. You don’t exist, outside your immediate family.

When your…

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“If you want eggs, take care of the hen”

chickens in grass pastureOddly I found this quote in an article about a Japanese billionaire, Kazuo Inamori, who is a Buddhist Priest, and is talking about his business philosophy.

The hens in this quote refer to the workers in his companies, and he believes that the recipe for success is to look after your staff and your customers.

This advice is directly in opposition to the usual business rules that the shareholders are the people to consider first!

Well as all you fellow poultry keepers will know, a happy and well fed chicken will certainly give you eggs – so there might be more than a grain of truth in this quote – smile.

This philosophy could equally apply to any organisation, and even to politics – wouldn’t it be nice if the current British Government thought again about how to re-organise the tax credit system, instead of trying to starve the workers!

If you want to read the original article please click HERE

Some more pictures of Sennybridge Agricultural Show

As I said in my last post Fancy Dress on a Pony, I took loads of pictures at the Sennybridge Agricultural Show on the 5th of September, so I thought I’d put up random selection of them today.

the local hunt's display in the ring, with the hills in the background

the local hunt’s display in the ring, with the hills in the background

I will be sending a link to these posts to the Committee, so I hope if you were there, you get a chance to see them!  I can’t identify anyone in them and nor am I sure who won the rosettes – if anyone would like to let me know I will add the names to the photo captions.

To see the captions just hover over the pictures or to see the full sized photo click on them and they will turn into a slide show.

around the field

a selection of the crafts on display

a selection from the food & produce marquee

I also have another set of photos of the amazing display of the history of tractors – which I will sort out and put up in another post.

Fancy Dress – on a Pony!

I went to Sennybridge Agricultural Show yesterday, and among some very fascinating events they put on, the Fancy Dress Parade they organised for young riders was a joy to watch!

Here are a few of the photographs I took …in fact I took so many photos at the show that I will be splitting them into various posts. (see also HERE)

To see the photos as a slide show, just click on any one of them and you will find the larger versions to scroll thro’.

To see some Suffolk sheep dyed yellow – yes really – that were also at the show – click here!

Sennybridge is in the Brecon Beacon area of South Wales