Category Archives: Europe

Deportation of Criminals from UK – or any other country that has unwittingly given them a welcome

This is by no way a simple question but like all of their ilk, our opposition politicians are ready to make it into another Political Football. But I don’t doubt for a minute that the present Conservative Government would just … Continue reading

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Learning through DISCOVERY Approach – WIRED Article

Discovery Approach to learning- getting youth ready for the challenges of a new age of Major Challenges. This is an article all about American schools – but equally applies to elsewhere: Hopefully Europe is on a similar wavelength! http://www.wired.com/2014/10/on-learning-by-doing/

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Bob Geldof – Let’s Stay Together – Video Trafalgar Square Speech

Bob Geldof – Let’s Stay Together – Video Dailymotion. I’m glad to say I heard Bob Geldof’s speech first hand. If you didn’t, then here’s YOUR CHANCE. It’s worth it. Hope it helps any wavering, worried, even disgruntled Scots to take … Continue reading

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Scottish Independence – Let’s Stick Together, in a United Kingdom!

Let’s Stick Together! My initial reaction was: Well if Scotland wants to break away, why should we stop them? I think there are a lot of good reasons which outweigh any perceived advantages and hopefully these will all become much … Continue reading

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Alf meets friends in Denmark & Sweden

Alf meets friends in Denmark & Sweden. Another chapter in Alf’s Amazing Adventures – ideal for reading to the children at bedtime! A more ‘Grown Up’ account of Thea and Alf’s European camper-van Adventure is at: http://theaandtails.com/  

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Down on the Farm in Wieste (Emsland, Germany)

Down on the farm in Weista.   this is the latest post from my daughter, Thea’s blog following her European Adventure. She is driving her camper van (Beryl, the Purple Peril) accompanied by her trusty Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Alfie. … Continue reading

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A new Cruise Liner making its way through German Farmland!

A new Cruise Liner making its way through German Farmland!

On a recent trip to Northern Germany we watched a brand new Cruise Liner making its way from the INLAND (!) ship builders Meyer Werft of Papenburg, in Emsland, Niedersachsen. This successful shipyard has had a full order book for many years specialising in building massive sea going Cruise Liners. It is a spectacle I have always wanted to see: the apparition of an imposing sea going vessel making its way seemingly through the flat open farmland of Northern Germany. Not only can’t you see the Sea – you can’t even see the River Ems when you watch from the distance! Quite a site.  

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Just What IS the UK, GB, Britain, the British Isles, The Commonwealth &c?

Just What IS the UK, GB, Britain, the British Isles, The Commonwealth &c?

How COMPLICATED can the UK …  err GB, &c just be? Wow! Not sure the US or even the old USSR was ever THIS complicated!

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Splendid Isolation! UK being frozen out of EU. Who’s Sorry Now – or dawn of a New Age?

Not such a bad thing, to back away from an unworkable union dominated by ridiculous bureaucracy and a different language for every member state; conflicting self interests; veto impotency etc etc. Let us ally ourselves closer to the US and … Continue reading

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