Tuesday, 31 May 2011

YouTube - THANKYOU

YouTube - THANKYOU


a wee thankyou to everyone for the wonderful messages comments etc love and light from us in the wee hovel x

The people simple song of freedom

Human Rights Denied - Nova Scotia, Canada

Human Rights Denied - Nova Scotia, Canada

nomadic-one.com - Home

nomadic-one.com - Home

Smashwords - Dancing with the Dark Boar - A book by Michelle Frost

Smashwords - Dancing with the Dark Boar - A book by Michelle Frost

Earth Mantra Netlabel

Earth Mantra Netlabel

Water and Wind Marine Generators, Welcome to DuoGen

Water and Wind Marine Generators, Welcome to DuoGen

The DuoGen combined water / wind generator produces enough electricity to run most, if not all, of your on-board equipment

MND Scotland

 

mind scotland

 

We provide care, support and information for people affected by motor neurone disease in Scotland and also fund research. Find us on twitter @mndscotland

CALASAIG at Celtic Connections




Magic my friend

andy lowe | LinkedIn

andy lowe | LinkedIn


my wee page on LinkedIn

SAVE OUR ISLAND, SAVE OUR COMMUNITY

 

I was asked to join this cause and am only to happy to help in any way i can , please take a wee moment to lend your support.

arran

 

SAVE OUR ISLAND, SAVE OUR COMMUNITY
Sadly on May 23rd a huge storm struck the North West coast of Ireland with winds if 100 m/ph and 40 foot waves. The result of this storm was catastrophic. The fishermen of Arranmore Island who had their pots set were unable to retrieve them before the storm.
Today, Tuesday 24th May the fishermen surveyed the damage and as a result they have been WIPED OUT and no longer have pots. Thankfully their boats and men survived.
In 2006, Irish government, following a directive from EU totally banned the salmon fishing in Ireland. The government of the day made a package of €25million available to the salmon fishermen as compensation. However one of the clauses in the buyout was that if accepted no fisherman or family member could ever apply to own a commercial license. The fishermen of Arranmore Island refused the package on the principle that it did not belong to them to sell.
On top if that in 2008 the inshore fishermen of Donegal were banned from fishing all types of gillnets which in effect banned them from fishing another 48 species of commercial fish. By doing this they were effectively forced to fish only for lobster and crab. The fishermen of the island have argued the case that these fisheries were not sustainable despite all their conservation methods. They took their argument to
Dáil Eireann, to Brussels, to Ministers, MEPs and to anyone that listened. Sadly no one did. Despite many many promises we were left to fight their own fight.
The fishermen will now seek compensation or the opportunity to fish stocks that they we were banned from. For generations Islanders have been allowed to harvest the sea, the government took away that right from them ...NOW they want it back.
Please support the Arranmore Island fisherman by joining this cause.
Many thanks, Jerry Early (spokesperson of Arranmore Island fishermen).

visit the cause click here

Tiara Karina Pandiangan, Six-Year-Old Environmentalist | The Jakarta Globe

Tiara Karina Pandiangan, Six-Year-Old Environmentalist | The Jakarta Globe



Tiara Karina Pandiangan may look too cute to scold anyone, but she is serious about saving the environment and will call you out if your trash fails to find the bin. She’s got 600 pins to prove it.

Portable Generator UK - Wind Generators

Portable Generator UK - Wind Generators

Monday, 30 May 2011

I wish You.wmv




a wee poem by my friend Michelle Frost

A wee gift from oor friend Tam Cameron for the work i done on putting his music to some wee films.

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A wee gift from oor friend Tam Cameron for the work i done on putting his music to some wee films. Glenmorangie many many thanks Tam love and light to you and Olive from all at the wee hovel xx

 

Just had another wee flying visit from someone we met on Facebook

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We just had another wee flying visit this time from Ken and Ros the owners of the Norlaggen guest house me met on Facebook ..

 

and they came bearing gifts at this rate we won’t have to go to the shops for a while lol.

 

Love and light Ken and ros x

Andy Lowe on the Behance Network

Andy Lowe on the Behance Network


This is an incredible site to help you build online any projects and so simple to use

Thank God those 70000 visits on the blog are only virtual dear . Could y...

Thank God those 70000 visits on the blog are only virtual dear . Could you IMAGINE


Highland Campervans & Highland Campers - Campervan, Motorhome, RV and Caravan - Hire, Sales & Servicing in the Highlands of Scotland

Highland Campervans & Highland Campers - Campervan, Motorhome, RV and Caravan - Hire, Sales & Servicing in the Highlands of Scotland


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Catch up with Highland Campers latest news and see photos of our new workshop in our Spring 2011 Newsletter! Click here to view an online pdf version or if you contact the office we will happily post one out.

We are the Highlands longest-established campervan hire & sales company and in 2010 we expanded to offer a servicing and workshop facility for caravans, motorhomes and campervans. We are able to carry out motorhome and caravan repairs and servicing at our base in Scotland, plus we offer a mobile call-out service within the local area. Our engineer is also able to undertake Thetford and Webasto warranty work. We are currently working towards the National Caravan Councils Approved Workshop Scheme and hope to gain full accreditation before summer 2011.

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Just woke Mel by singing Woooo were going to Barbados at the top of my voice. NOT A HAPPY BUNNY AND HAS MUTTERED SOMETHING ABOOT REVENGE . Lol

Just woke Mel by singing Woooo were going to Barbados at the top of my
voice. NOT A HAPPY BUNNY AND HAS MUTTERED SOMETHING ABOOT REVENGE .
Lol

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" Bad news sells " just proves the best things in life are free

" Bad news sells " just proves the best things in life are free

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The simply joy at being able to drive passed the petrol pump ( fuel for the genny. Which is now put away for an emergency ) Is magic and thanks to the solar panels and wind power

The simply joy at being able to drive passed the petrol pump ( fuel
for the genny. Which is now put away for an emergency )
Is magic and thanks to the solar panels and wind power

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Made a start on my new film " Pipeline " over 10 hours work for 10 seconds film .

Made a start on my new film " Pipeline " over 10 hours work for 10
seconds film . I love the whole process of making a wee film...

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

In a little over 12 days the blog has gone from 60,000 hits to now we have reached 70,000 hits and reaches oot to 136 countries

 

 

 

 

In a little over 12 days the blog has gone from 60,000 hits to now we have reached 70,000 hits and reaches oot to 136 countries

 

many thanks all for the wonderful comments as always love and light from the windy wee wet hovel in the Scottish mountains

The three hats oor friends at Besureis bought and loved http://www.besureis.com/

BBC News - Scots windfarms paid cash to stop producing energy

BBC News - Scots windfarms paid cash to stop producing energy

See Scotland Tours

See Scotland Tours


Welcome to See Scotland Tours

Looking for the perfect

Holiday in Scotland?


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From mountains to forest, unsurpassed natural beauty to overwelm your senses. Rugged, gentle, romantic, wild, remote, welcoming. We know how to make your holiday a Unique Experience and specialize in great accomodation and unique experiences to enhance your journey.

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The suggestions on this website can be combined in countless different ways and we always relish the challenge of arranging a tailor-made holiday just for you. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen!

Remember the best places in Scotlasnd are often booked out during the summer months so plan your trip early to avoid disappointment.

Druim ba - Say No - Recent Blimp Flight

Druim ba - Say No - Recent Blimp Flight


Druim ba - Say No

Sorry guys i was oot doing a wee SUN DANCE but once again i think i have done the PISH DOON HEAVIER DANCE ...

Sorry guys i was oot doing a wee SUN DANCE but once again i think i
have done the PISH DOON HEAVIER DANCE ...

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Kilbarchan Pipe Band :: Home

Kilbarchan Pipe Band :: Home

Travellers' Times News

Travellers' Times News

World Day to Combat Violence against elderly // Bloggers Unite

World Day to Combat Violence against elderly // Bloggers Unite

Objective:
On this day June 15, 2011 that this next let's make professionals in health and society at large to enforce the right of the elderly.
On this day June 15, 2011 that this next let's make professionals in health and society at large to enforce the right of the elderly as mandated by the status of the elderly, have to deal with all my love for this social group is excluded on our society.
I'm posting well before the date just to warn that we can indeed change this real situation of abandonment that is the elderly, not only in Brazil but worldwide.
I look forward to all communities who are helping me in the world, to share this date and that the elderly are not alone.
Friend of groups from Brazil and the world ask you to help me change this situation, the Internet is a quick way to spread the news throughout the world.
I hope that young people are aware that one day they will get there and who will want a minimum of respect and dignity they deserve an elderly person.
Thanks again for the World to Friends who are helping me in this campaign to fight violence against the elderly.
I ask everyone to disclose this link maustratosaoidosodenuncie.blogspot.com
For the world see that the elderly are not alone and that someone is fighting for their rights.
I appeal to Governments to make stricter laws regarding the mistreatment of the elderly and to do be fulfilled under the law.
I hope with this blog get everyone to notice that the elderly is not a simple object that we use during our lives and soon after discarded as a worthless object.
We need to harness more of our elderly, for through his teachings that we have achieved our goals and raise a family.
I expect that to date I can gather more and more people to support me in this cause.
My heartfelt thanks to all who support me and that perhaps will support me.
Fraternal embrace everyone and Much Light in your way.

Ass: Ricardo Roehe

I await your visit maustratosaoidosodenuncie.blogspot.com

Now they are focused on KILLING MAGPIES reason they are predators. Instead of looking for the next species to " CONTROL " Why dont they put that energy into stopping the wildlife habitat .

Now they are focused on KILLING MAGPIES reason they are predators.
Instead of looking for the next species to " CONTROL " Why dont they
put that energy into stopping the wildlife habitat .

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Strange how time drags when you are doing something you hate. Yet flys passed the happier you are. Time to toss time i think.

Strange how time drags when you are doing something you hate. Yet flys
passed the happier you are.
Time to toss time i think.

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When will the guys in suits that are trying to control the net understand The net is the voice of the world .

When will the guys in suits that are trying to control the net understand
The net is the voice of the world .

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Saturday, 28 May 2011

YouTube - The Tree a wee story from the tin can in the Scottish highlands

YouTube - The Tree a wee story from the tin can in the Scottish highlands

a wee narrated tale from the hovel

A wee list of my films from the Scratchy Heed Film Studio




This is a wee list of some of my wee films i have made over the last two years since picking up a camera and learing about the laptop
Solar panel from Maplins fitted to the Scratchy Heed Film Studio
The Wee Scottish Hat Company
"WEED"
Rogie Falls in the Scottish Highlands
Nuclear Power Safety Film A special report from the Dafthermit
The Midge ( Sweet Revenge) ( a wee story)
My Meditation a stunning track by oor friend Tam Cameron
Scratchy Heed Film Studio built from rubbish
NOT I
Down To Earth by Thomas Cameron
Hope Rocks
LITTER PICKING in the company of Deer in the Scottish Highlands
Hangover Cure (The highland way )
A warm welcome to travellers
Love and light
THANKYOU
Naked From The Heart ( SOD U CANCER )
FREE
I GOT BELIEF
LEAD ME OUT TO SEA.
STV CAME CALLING today an INTERVIEW for the HOUR SHOW
A SIMPLE LIFE
FAIRY LULLABY WITH MOUNTAIN ECHO
Man From Skye
MY MIND MY HEART
BLANKET
Let The Music Flow
HIGHLAND RAINBOW
KEEPING THE HIGHLANDS TIDY VIEW POINT with the help of the super hermits
RECYCLING DAY AT THE BLACKBUS
HEAVEN ON EARTH a wee film from the tin can in the Scottish Highlands
Celebration
Cry of the deep remake and completed .wmv
Squanasie ready
Catriona Watt
Scotland Scotland
Eagle the shame of man
A Lazy Day
Welcome to the TIN CAN.
Walkabout (Brians Story)
On The Ground
Blessed water for loch ness film festival
Arthritis, I love to Boogie
IF you take a walk down to the woods today
Morning in the Scratchy heed studios with Travis
Two poems by Mel ,Windscale and Eternity from the scratcy heed tin can in Scotland
The Tree a wee story from the tin can in the Scottish highlands
The Rock with amazing grace a wee tale from the Dafthermit.wmv
A winter morning a wee poem read and writen by Mel in the tin can
Water run in the highlands with the faeries
The coming of Spring to the highlands of Scotland
Skiing hermit.wmv
My latest wee film from the highlands of Scotland
A wee film with our friend Jims soundtrack
stress
The Blackbus film
simplicity of flowers
Daftermits Highland insects
Dafthermit with Katie Boyle plus credits
Abyss the destruction of the human spirit
Panic in the highlands episode 1
water with lau
Things that go bump in the night
Tour round the blackbus in the Scottish Highlands
Dafthermit with a touch of orla Wren 0001
Dafthermit Highland wanders music by the Peatbog Faeries
Dafthermit Highland wanders with a wee touch of Africa
Scottish Nomadic Hermit

and my first ever attempt at a film and loading it up lol

dafthermit's QuickCapture Video - Fri 08 May 2009 11:34:12 PDT

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Welcome - lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk

Welcome - lochnessfilmfestival.co.uk


Loch Ness Film Festival is one of Scotlands newest Independent film festivals and is back for its 2nd year and will be screening shorts to feature films such as Dog Soldiers, Toy Story 3, One Day Removals and the Cowboy Court. More information about these films can be found in our film reel section. All tickets can be purchased via the visit lochness link below through debit/credit card or simply pay on the door in cash.

Retreat Centre Scotland - Anam Cara

Retreat Centre Scotland - Anam Cara





A wee poem from my friend Mayberry ( Craig)

 Had to share this wee poem that was posted as a comment here on the blog




Mayberry here, though I've taken to using my given name. Anyway, here's a bit of poetry I wrote which I thought y'all might enjoy:

Soul Upon the Sea



It is a bent and tortured soul
Who stands along the shore
Staring out across the sea
But wanting so much more

A heaving hull with wind in sail
Afloat upon the tide
Serenity and inner peace
Such articles provide

A bearing plucked from heart's delight
And plotted on the chart
Sets the course for Freedom's Keep
And longing to depart

Within the mind, the vessel plies
Through stormy froth and rain
Riding high on raging sea
Safe harbor to attain

For now the body stands ashore
Fixed with what might be
But in the offing, there resides
A soul upon the sea



Great wee visit His band " BossaCubaNova " are touring the West coast of Scotland . They will be at the Argyle hotel . Ullapool on Sunday 29th of this month

Just had a lovely wee visit from a guy called Ian . His band "
BossaCubaNova " are touring the
West coast of Scotland . They will be at the Argyle hotel . Ullapool
on Sunday 29th of this month




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A smile you could drown in. Heard and loved this yesterday

A smile you could drown in. Heard and loved this yesterday

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Friday, 27 May 2011

FLYING SCOTSMAN is back the first steam train to hit 100mph is back after a 5 year restoration. Magic

The Flying Scotsman is back
after a 5 year restoration. Magic



                                                      picture via Wikipedia

  link to official site for the Flying Scotsman click here 
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Got a wonderful gift of Tam for putting his music to films . A ten year old bottle of Glenmangie single malt with glasses , coasters and label Many thanks my friend

Got a wonderful gift of Tam for putting his music to films . A ten
year old bottle of Glenmangie single malt with glasses , coasters and
label
Many thanks my friend

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Cameron slimes and backs the Army again

Cameron slimes and backs the Army again last week he promised to stand
bye the covenant with the army. This week the git grabs the £6 a day
active service what a scum bag. Reminded of Thatcher and her promises
when i was in the army

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John Moffat the Scot that halted the Bismark with a torpedo from a swordfish ( biplane )and stopped millions starving.

John Moffat the Scot that halted the Bismark with a torpedo from a
swordfish ( biplane )and stopped millions starving.

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To dance with the swallows. Lifes a struggle

To dance with the swallows under a bright newly formed rainbow .
Then lay back on some golden moss . Bliss

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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dear Westminster lifted from NEWSNET Scotland…

Dear Westminster,

There was a time when you wooed me. Once you promised me the delights of India and the magic of Hong Kong, but these days all you do is sit on the sofa with your American pal playing war games. You've squandered all our money on expensive toys and presents for your mates in the City. Now you tell me you're cutting the housekeeping money but you're still buying two aircraft carriers, only there are no planes to put on them. You even had the cheek to tell me you were doing me a favour by letting me assemble the airfix kits. And don't start me on those bloody submarines.

You treat me like you're ashamed of me. You never let me leave the house alone. Are you afraid that I'll say something to embarrass you if I was to meet up with some other countries without you being there? I was really upset when you didn't let me go to Copenhagen to that workshop on climate change, especially because you know how much work I did installing wind turbines in the back garden and got all those books about tidal energy out the library. It was hurtful and unthinking. Does the term 'control freak' mean anything to you?

I always knew you were never faithful. I never mentioned your thing with Wales, you know, the other woman, your kidnap victim from a previous relationship. I was even your biggest supporter when you wanted to start that menage-a-trois with Ireland. You know as well as I do how much that particular little escapade ended up costing in therapy sessions and broken crockery. I can't believe how naive I was. It's all water under the bridge now, but I'll never have a proper relationship with my own family until you stop claiming the right to speak for me.

I bumped into Norway the other day, she's looking good and doing so well for herself. I remember her when she worked in the fish factory and didn't have two kroner to rub together, then she divorced Denmark and rushed into that rebound affair with Sweden which ended in tears. Well that's all changed. She was just popping off to some important do at the UN and was looking very stylish. And there was me in an auld coat and head-scarf like the depressive suicide risk in an Ingmar Bergman movie because you say I can't afford nice things.

I see the banks are Scottish again. That's nice. For years you've insisted on controlling all the pursestrings, and now the pursestrings are flapping around your ankles like snapped knicker elastic all of a sudden the empty banks are Scottish and a reason I could never look after myself. You're like a wean that breaks a toy then gives it back saying it was broken when you got it. Funny how you managed to play with the banks for years without noticing how broken they were.

You say the oil money is spent and gone, and you always said that it was never a significant sum anyway. Well now I've discovered the truth that you've been trying to keep from me for the past 30 years. For all that time you've known that I could be very wealthy, but you kept schtum so you could spend the money on things for yourself.

I don't know what's more hurtful, the fact that you kept secrets from me and stole from me, or that you didn't trust me enough to be honest with me in the first place. Just what other dirty little secrets are you keeping? You know what Oprah Winfrey said, when trust breaks down there can be no marriage. You've ripped up my trust, thrown it away, and trampled it in the gutter. You've only got yourself to blame for that.

Then there was thon weirdo Thatcherism cult you got seduced into joining. You gave away all the family silver and kept chanting that mantra about obeying the market. What a nightmare that was. You went all wild-eyed and starey and really scared me. Remember Jack Nicholson in the Shining? I was Shelley Duvall cowering in terror while you took an axe to everything. I'm still not entirely convinced you've got over that little episode, and there is no power on Earth that would force me to endure another bout of it. You've not done a great deal to boost my confidence on that score.

I'm under the doctor now. You don't care, you just mutter about Celts and alcoholism and tell me it's all my own fault because I'm feeble and useless. But the truth is I have cancer, the media and political parties that you support have turned against my body, poisoning my system. They make me weak and cause me to doubt myself and lose my self-confidence. They eat away at me from within. The doctors have diagnosed it as Unionosis, it's caused by a loveless and one-sided marriage.

What makes it worse is that it's you who is feeding the disease. I'm not saying you're doing it deliberately - that would imply you have a degree of self-awareness I don't think you're capable of - but I can't rid myself of the dark suspicion and you don't help by refusing to accept that there's a problem. It keeps me awake at nights and I've been drinking more than is good for a person.

All you do is to accuse me of having a chip on my shoulder. Well that's true, and guess what honey - you put it there. You aren't just a chip on my shoulder, you're a whole fish supper with extra sour vinegar all wrapped up in a copy of the Hootsmon. And frankly the fish smells pretty rank. Chip. I'll gie ye bloody chip.

Anyway, the only cure for Unionosis is to root out the problem at source, and that means leaving you.

We don't have any reason to stay together. The children are all grown up. Australia and Canada are doing so well for themselves. I used to worry about Canada living in that bad neighbourhood, but he managed to avoid getting led astray by that neighbour of his. Such a sensible and level-headed child. He gets that from me you know. Even little New Zealand has done us proud, and you know how I used to fret about him being so far away with nothing but sheep for company. It's worked out well for him, and I've learned not to judge who the children choose to spend their lives with.

I know you're angry. No one likes to be told they're a failure, and it's hard for you to hear you've been a failure as a parliament and a partner. But you react either by screaming abuse at me or by telling me I'm worthless and would fall apart without you. I don't believe you any more. You're acting every bit the spurned lover. You're acting exactly like you're always accusing France of behaving, and I only broke off my engagement with him because you convinced me he was possessive and jealous.

We'll always be close, we still share so much and I want us to be friends. But until you can learn to have adult relationships with the other nations in these islands, and treat us like equals and not as your harem, there's no hope for us and there's no hope for the people of England. People in England deserve a proper parliament and not the pretendy wee excuse for patronage, privilege and dressing up in fancy costumes that you've become. It's time you got your fat lazy arse up from resting on your Mother of Parliament laurels and went and took a long hard look at yourself in the mirror. You're very good at looking after your own interests, In time you'll realise that this is in your best interests too.

Meanwhile I'm taking a leaf out of your book and putting my own interests first. So I want a divorce. There, I've said it. There's not much love anymore, I think you know that as well as I do, and it's time we learned to live our own lives before what's left of our feelings for one another turn into hate. Being in this marriage has made both of us lose sight of who we are, and we need to find ourselves again. I'll still stand beside you to defend what we have in common, but I won't be under your thumb.

xx

Scotland

The world is getting smaller ???

2010-10-132

“Sitting in the car park at Rogie Falls words keep rattling aroon my heed “

I keep hearing this phrase and to me it scares me so much . The only way it is happening is through the race for money and uniformity across the globe. Big business will not be happen until it is impossible to tell which country you are in shops, cultures, languages are all alike . No room for differences or imperfections .

One world a citizen of the globe fine words but to me the joy of different peoples and cultures the richness in the variety ie the spice of life will be swept aside for the future where everything must fit into one box and be able to be exported anywhere on the globe.

 

So as they reach out and try to convince me that it is for a better future i reply “ BOLLOCKS”

I will revel in the differences across the globe and to me when we can all come together not despite our differences but because of them, then the future of our globe will be assured and the future for our children truly will be bright.

 

Love and light x

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Let's all vote to stick together | Politics | The Guardian

Let's all vote to stick together | Politics | The Guardian


Bollocks i say ....

Stik.com - Andy Lowe

Stik.com - Andy Lowe


wow many many thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments on my work huge hugs from us wee hermits here in the wee rusty tin can x

O'Leary ( Ryanair) well pished off. Only because he can't charge for the volcanic dust

O'Leary ( Ryanair) well pished off. Only because he can't charge for
the volcanic dust

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My photography might be used on the next cd cover the band " The Freedom Band " release

My photography might be used on the next cd cover the band " The
Freedom Band " release . Got a message from the band in San Diego
saying they had seen my work and would like me to help on the next cd.
Magic , love and light

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Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Here we go , mission creep in Lybia .apache helicopters now to be used , how long till troops sent in. A month 2 at the most i reckon

Here we go , mission creep in Lybia .apache helicopters now to be used
, how long till troops sent in. A month 2 at the most i reckon

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How often something seems to have gone wrong only to turn into a magical new path...

How often something seems to have gone wrong only to turn into a
magical new path...

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Lol , just had a bus full of tourists pull in. From the door oor friend Tam jumped of for a flying visit . With hugs and kisses he was off the passengers and bus driver waving and cameras snapping . Many thankr Tam for the baccy and Tunnock tea cakes

Lol , just had a bus full of tourists pull in. From the door oor
friend Tam jumped of for a flying visit . With hugs and kisses he was
off the passengers and bus driver waving and cameras snapping . Many
thankr Tam for the baccy and Tunnock tea cakes. Love and light my
friend x

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Monday, 23 May 2011

Wonderful wee call

Wonderful wee call . The wee order with 3 hats in it that had gone
missing has turned up. So happy for Mel and so happy that the band all
love the hats. Love and light Duke Rubin and Charmain look forward to
seeing the pics x

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Many thanks to the lovely people that gave Mel a lift to the docs in Ullapool and too the couple from Gairloch that went passed Braimore to drop Mel back at the bus. Ps hugs to you Charlie happy strimming . Love and light all x

Many thanks to the lovely people that gave Mel a lift to the docs in
Ullapool and too the couple from Gairloch that went passed Braimore to
drop Mel back at the bus. Ps hugs to you Charlie happy strimming .
Love and light all x

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Many thanks to the guys at Maplins for choosing my wee video As this months winner. The £50 prize will be most welcome

Many thanks to the guys at Maplins for choosing my wee video
As this months winner. The £50 prize will be most welcome

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Kettle on the burner. Furkids ALL snoooozing and storm raging the joy of a summer day in the highlands

Kettle on the burner. Furkids ALL snoooozing and storm raging the joy
of a summer day in the highlands

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Friday, 20 May 2011

CD Earth cdearth.com www.CDEarth.com

CD Earth cdearth.com www.CDEarth.com

Hobbling highland hermit

Last night after hoors working in the studio we headed to the bus for
a late supper.
As Mel readied the meal the temp dropped so i dived ootside to get
some wood to get a fire going.
Not thinking i smashed up a pallet by stompin on it . To lazy to get
the sledgehammer.
As i drove my foot hard doon i was surprised to see the pallet rise
into the air as i raised my leg.
On closer inspection the reason became clear a 5 inch nail had gone
clean into my heel.
Pulling it oot and with a wee grunt i headed in to get the fire going.
This morning the healing has begun.
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Gutted

We got a wee email last night an order with 3 hats in it has gone
missing. Felt so bad for Mel . Hope whoever has them enjoys them. Love
and light

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Snow ,rain, wind and a wee touch of sun. Another magical day in the Scottish highlands

Snow ,rain, wind and a wee touch of sun. Another magical day in the
Scottish highlands

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Simplicity

Simplicity
A single raindrop
Simplicity
The sound of the wind
Simplicity
The morning sun
Simplicity
Simplicity

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Your Britain - My Photos

Your Britain - My Photos

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All Celtic Music (1)

All Celtic Music (1)

Irish Traveller Movement (1)

Irish Traveller Movement (1)

YouTube - ‪TravellersTimes's Channel‬‏

YouTube - ‪TravellersTimes's Channel‬‏

Tom McCarthy Irish Traveller folk singer Tom McCarthy sings outside London's Southbank centre before his performance at the Cultura Obscura weekend of folk music



Irish Traveller folk singer Tom McCarthy sings outside London's Southbank centre before his performance at the Cultura Obscura weekend of folk music

Mel Lowe (highlandhats) on Etsy

Mel Lowe (highlandhats) on Etsy

Mel Lowe's Profile

About

Hi my name is Mel i live in an old converted bus in the beautiful highlands of Scotland.
I used to knit many years ago and a few months ago i decided to pick up my needles again.
I knit hats and scrafs and my inspiration comes from the mountains which inspire all the new designs for the hats born in the clouds.
I hope you enjoy wearing them and that they keep you snug and warm

love and light

Mel

  • Female
  • Born on January 28
  • Joined May 17, 2011

Favorite materials

wool silk and cotton

Lazy day at the wee tin can

Lazy day at the wee tin can. After working through the night i
eventually crawled into bed at 6.00 am tired but buzzing with
everything. After 3hours kip i'm up and ready to get on with it. Love
and light to all x

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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

update from Scottish Book Trust

 
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Welcome to the latest update from Scottish Book Trust. This month we're highlighting some great new content on the website for both writers and readers: see below for more. Plus, it's the first birthday of our Early Years book gifting programme, just in time for Bookbug Day! Read on for the latest and see more on our website...

Bookbug Day

Bookbug Day - Thursday 19th May

Celebrate the first anniversary of the Bookbug book gifting programme by joining the fun at one of the free local events happening across Scotland for Bookbug Day!

Power of Books - image by Mladen Penev

Reading Recommendations

Wondering what to read next? Search our database of over 3,000 Scottish titles to get some fresh inspiration, or check out our collection of Book Lists, where there's sure to be a recommendation to suit your mood! 

Fiona Gibson

Turning the Next Page: Creative Writing Resources to download

We have downloads available from the one-day conference on Creative Writing, covering freelancing, writing for business, community writing and promotion. Plus, a brand new Q&A with journalist and novelist Fiona Gibson (pictured).

James Mayhew

Authors Live: Explore Art with James Mayhew - watch again

The new Meet Our Authors programme got off to a brilliant start with James Mayhew's live event, which you can now watch again in full. Plus, registration is now open for 'Mr Gum with Andy Stanton' on June 16th.

LLF events taking place

Live Literature Funding: open for applications

The latest round of applications is open - for funding for Live Literature events taking place betweeen 1st December 2011-31st March 2012.

60W Solar Power Kit Free Delivery : Solar Battery Chargers : Maplin

60W Solar Power Kit Free Delivery : Solar Battery Chargers : Maplin


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After weeks of beans and toast we saved enough to get another panel this time for my wee studio The Scratchy heed film studio , just need a couple of batteries and the wee wind genny and power all done then onto the last 200 jobs to enable us to live a simple green life here in the Scottish mountains .

Are We In The Midst Of A World Food Crisis? guest post


The UN declared this year that the world’s food prices are at an all-time high. The UK for example, has experienced such a jump in food prices that a hike of this level hasn’t been seen since 1976. In one single month the cost of fruit rose by 7.5 per cent, and meat 1 per cent. While a 1 per cent rise may seem insignificant, picture that happening every month for two years and the cost will have increased by almost a quarter. More worryingly, economists have stated that there is little sign of the situation stabilising.
Yet it is the developing world that is set to be hardest hit by the rising cost of food. In much of the developing world food basics demand a large percentage of the average household income. The result of this is that increased food costs leave reduced monies spare for other essentials. The alternative is that the family goes hungry.
Reasons why food prices keep rising include population growth and climate change. In addition, much of the world experienced an extraordinarily cold winter during 2010, leading to damaged seeds that have affected the growth of crops for 2011.
One other contributor to the rising cost of food is the topsoil crisis – yet this is something few people are aware of.
Topsoil is the uppermost layer of the earth’s soil. Topsoil is rich in the nutrients plants need to grow and thrive, and without it, little plant life will be able to flourish. Yet modern farming practices (the use of pesticides, and the aggressive use and re-use of the same patches of land) is causing topsoil to decrease much faster than it is able to regenerate.
For instance, studies have demonstrated that Australia’s topsoil is depleting five times faster than it is able to regenerate. However this is merely a drop in the ocean compared with China – their topsoil is disappearing 57 times faster than it is regenerating.
The escalating price of crude oil is also contributing to rising food costs, since this leads to an increase in transportation costs. In 2008, fuel costs and bad weather resulted in a dramatic hike in the price of food. This triggered violent protests in Mexico, Haiti, Cameroon, Egypt and Indonesia. This is an example of what may happen should a world food crisis come fully into play, and stands as a clear reason why something needs to be done about our worlds food production and the cost at which it reaches the consumer.
However, many people fail to realise there is anything wrong. We may deem higher prices to be simply a symptom of our supermarkets ripping us off (which in many cases, it is). Yet there is no sign in most countries of a lack of food; our supermarkets are stacked to the rafters with more food than we could ever need, and tons of produce is still being wasted every single day.
It is poor countries that don’t possess the climate or resources to grow much of their own produce that are most at risk from a food crisis. Nomura economists have placed Nigeria, Morocco and Bangladesh at the top of the ‘at-risk’ list.
Yet despite this, rising food costs and the imminent potential for a worldwide food crisis will affect everyone. Becoming more self-sufficient can help, as can minimising the amount of meat we eat and reducing the mounds of food we waste. Yet it is the supermarkets that rule the roost when it comes to wasted food – so perhaps change must begin with them.
Encouraging supermarkets to sell good food that would usually be removed from the shelves is a start, yet their relationships with food producers is a huge factor also and something that is largely out of the consumer’s control. We could try refusing to shop at supermarkets altogether, and buy only locally produced produce. However, this requires a mass change in attitude – an attitude in which we believe convenience to be the most important thing. The thing is, we don’t need 150 different types of bread to choose from, and we don’t need to be able to shop at any time of night or day, so why do we believe we do? Particularly when such attitudes may lead to an epidemic of empty supermarkets shelves somewhere shortly down the line.
This article was written by Amy Fowler on behalf of Garden Topsoil Direct. Amy writes on a variety of topics including environmental and sustainability issues and the world’s topsoil crisis.

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a wonderful poem and film from my friend michelle here in the highlands

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a wonderful poem and film from my friend michelle here in the highlands

[nis_updates] Nuclear Information Service: NIS Update May 2011

Nuclear Information Service
NIS Updates
Monthly information on developments at AWE Aldermaston
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NIS Update
17 May 2011
** Trident Initial Gate announcement scheduled for this week.  Check the NIS website for all the details and analysis.  **
Contents:
- Advisory Committee rejects links between nuclear plants and leukaemia.
- New Ministry of Defence study aims to identify spending cuts for next year.
- Minister accused of misleading Parliament over nuclear submarine reactor safety.
- AWE Burghfield planning permission granted.
- Office for Nuclear Regulation consults on nuclear site licence conditions.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE REJECTS LINKS BETWEEN NUCLEAR PLANTS AND LEUKEMIA
A government advisory committee on radiation and health has concluded that there is no significant evidence of an association between the risk of childhood leukaemia and living in proximity to a nuclear power station. (http://bit.ly/jV82Eh)
The latest report from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) challenges the findings of the influential 'Kinderkrebs in der Umgebung von Kernkraftwerken' study (KiKK: Childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear power plants) - a German government investigation which, contrary to COMARE's findings, reported that clusters of leukaemia cases were more likely to be found near nuclear plants.
COMARE's study is based on a geographical data analysis on the incidence of leukaemia and related diseases in children under 5 years of age living within 10 kilometers of 13 nuclear power stations in the UK.  It uses cancer registration data for Great Britain for the period between 1969 and 2004.  The study found an increase of 22% in observed cases when compared to the expected number of leukaemia cases around nuclear power stations.  However, it concluded that this increase was not statistically significant, and that the risk estimate for childhood leukaemia associated with proximity to a nuclear power plant is "extremely small, if not zero".
The study did not investigate the incidence of leukaemias near the Dounreay and Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plants, both of which are linked to known cancer clusters.  COMARE plan to review the evidence for childhood leukaemias at these sites in their next report.  The report did not look at cancer clusters near the Calder Hall nuclear power station either, because of its proximity to Sellafield.  Surprisingly, despite a specific request from government to do so, the study does not include data more recent than 2004.
COMARE's report says: "There is growing epidemiological evidence that childhood leukaemia is linked to infections...either a rare response to a common infection...or a rare response to general exposure to infectious agents...however the biological mechanism underlying these hypotheses remain the subject of considerable scientific debate."  To date no such infectious agent has been identified, and the source, pathway, and receptor for such an agent are unknown, and so this theory remains controversial.
COMARE also reviewed the results of the KiKK study and concluded that they are heavily influenced by cases in the 1980s, compared with later periods when the risks were considered to be lower.  The report also states that the results of the KiKK study are influenced heavily by a known cancer cluster around a nuclear plant at Krümmel, and that potential confounders, such as socio-economic status, were not taken into account.
However, the KiKK report was based on a case control study – a more robust research method that a geographical study of the sort undertaken by COMARE – and the study specifically examined the effect of withdrawing each nuclear site from its analysis.  Even when the Krümmel study was withdrawn from the analysis, risks were found to be significantly increased.  Confounders studied by the KiKK team in a companion study, including socio-economic status, appear to have had little effect on the KiKK findings.
Ian Fairlie, formerly Scientific Secretary to the Committee Examining Radiation Risks of Internal Emitters (CERRIE – an independent committee reporting to the government) described the COMARE report as “poor science” and expressed concern that it had “in a sense cherry picked data” by excluding Sellafield and Dounreay from the study. (http://bit.ly/mjBhcb)
Dr Fairlie argued that the COMARE report refutes a clear pattern of epidemiological evidence across the world indicating increased leukaemia risks near nuclear power plants.
He said that COMARE has rejected the observed 22% increase in the incidence of leukaemia by inferring that, as these findings did not meet a significance test, they were negative.  According to Dr Fairlie a more accurate conclusion would be to say that the study found increases in leukaemia incidence ranging between 22% and 47%; that these increases did not meet the statistical test used by COMARE; but that this could be due simply to the low sample numbers in the study and not to lack of effect.
“COMARE’s Report is regrettable as it may mislead members of the public into thinking there are no increases in leukaemias near UK nuclear power stations when in fact the evidence in the Report itself indicates otherwise”, he concluded.
COMARE has recommended that the Government should keep a watching brief on the risk of childhood cancers in the vicinity of nuclear power stations and recommends that there should be no reduction in maintenance of surveillance regarding the environment and public health, which it says will be particularly important in the light of the government's proposals to build new nuclear power stations. "It is clear that the programme does not command universal support in the UK and therefore it is of considerable importance that any unfounded anxieties about health risks are properly addressed," the report says.
Acknowledging that there is still considerable uncertainty in this area of science, COMARE also recommends that research is continued into all possible causative mechanisms of leukaemia, both radiation and non-radiation-related.
NEW MINISTRY OF DEFENCE STUDY AIMS TO IDENTIFY SPENDING CUTS FOR NEXT YEAR
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is looking at ways of making further cuts in defence spending over the next financial year.
Despite plans announced in last year's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) to cut military spending by 8 per cent by 2015, the MoD is said to still be facing a budget shortfall of around £3 billion over the next three years.
According to the Daily Telegraph (http://bit.ly/kTuqeK) a three-month study, set to report in July, is taking place to establish whether previous spending plans are still affordable.  The study will aim to balance defence priorities with the budget available to the MoD, and close the gap between the MoD's planning assumptions and its spending settlement.
Prime Minister David Cameron brokered a deal between the Ministry of Defence and the Treasury in early April which amounted to an £800m military bailout, preventing any further cuts from being made in the current financial year. However, the new study is needed to inform decisions for the next financial year, beginning in March 2012.  MoD insists that the move does not mean that the SDSR is being re-opened.
The government must decide whether to increase defence spending in 2014 following the current Comprehensive Spending Review period, or continue to make cuts as part of its drive to reduce the UK's budget deficit.
MINISTER ACCUSED OF MISLEADING PARLIAMENT OVER NUCLEAR SUBMARINE REACTOR SAFETY
The Ministry of Defence has been accused of misleading MPs about the safety of nuclear powered submarine reactors following the inadvertent publication of restricted information about submarine safety.
A reassuring statement by Peter Luff, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, in response to a Parliamentary Question by Scottish Nationalist MP Angus Robertson (http://bit.ly/mDwOlZ) is at odds with an analysis of submarine reactor safety presented in a restricted report prepared by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR).
Information in the report, originally prepared as part of a paper to the Defence Board on design of the proposed 'Successor' submarine which is intended to replace the current Vanguard class Trident submarines, became public when a version which had not been properly redacted was posted on the Parliamentary website.  Unredacted copies of the full DNSR report are now available on a number of internet websites, including the NIS website (http://bit.ly/jp4DMQ).
The report reveals that the UK's submarines are “potentially vulnerable” to fatal accidents.  British submarines are twice as likely to suffer reactor coolant leaks as American submarines because of inferior reactor design and a lack of safety systems such as passive core cooling and arrangements for injecting coolant into the reactor pressure vessel head.  “UK submarines compare poorly” in this respect with the civil nuclear sector and the US Navy's nuclear submarines.
British submarines could also be at risk as a result of an uncontrolled dive from which they could not recover.  Current reactor designs are not reliable enough to cope with such a situation.  The report concludes that it would be “unacceptable” to use the Royal Navy's current reactor design in the Successor submarine design.
Peter Luff's response to Parliament glossed over these concerns, and although the Minister has said that his reply was “entirely accurate”, he has been accused by Angus Robertson of putting secrecy ahead of public safety and not answering a straight parliamentary question.
Mr Robertson has since asked Mr Luff whether the Royal Navy's nuclear submarine reactor programme will be included in the scope of the review currently being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive into lessons for the UK nuclear industry following the Kagoshima nuclear accident.  In response, the Minister has stated: “The scope of the review is focused primarily on the civil nuclear sector. However, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator is working with HM Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations on his report to assess whether there are any implications for the UK's nuclear submarine programme” (http//bit.ly/lYxQhc).
Scottish CND have produced a detailed report on submarine safety and reactor design which gives a full analysis of the contents of the DNSR report (http://bit.ly/fOGY9W).
AWE BURGHFIELD PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED
West Berkshire Council's Eastern Area Planning Committee has approved a resubmitted planning application for a new conventional manufacturing rationalisation facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Burghfield.
Although planning permission was granted, the committee took the precaution of seeking clarification from the Health and Safety Executive's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on whether the planned development fell within the scope of the review of the UK nuclear industry that the government has ordered following the Fukushima accident in Japan.
In reply, ONR wrote: “We believe there is no reason to request you to withhold the extension pending the outcome of ONR's review of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station event in Japan.  This is as the proposed facility is both off the nuclear licensed part of the site and has no potential to impact the operations that take place on that part of the site”.
Planning permission for the facility was previously granted in August 2008 but was scheduled to expire later this year.
OFFICE FOR NUCLEAR REGULATION CONSULTS ON NUCLEAR SITE LICENCE CONDITIONS
The Office for Nuclear Regulation has written to nuclear site licence holders to consult on amendments that the ONR is considering making to the conditions attached to nuclear site licences (http://bit.ly/kusdss).
The changes to licence conditions are required to fully implement the obligations of the European Union's 2009 Nuclear Safety Directive, which requires member states to ensure that management systems giving due priority to nuclear safety are established and verified, and that nuclear operators maintain adequate financial and human resources to fulfil their nuclear safety obligations.  Minor amendments are being proposed to licence conditions 17 and 36 to bring them into line with the requirements of the Directive.
The consultation closes on 30 June 2011.

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YouTube - rdusch100's Channel

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The Olympics are comimg i'm so excited

The Olympics are comimg i'm so excited . With a year to go today i
find myself running roon the glens like a headless chicken. With not
only the joy off the games but also all the benifits and rejuvenation
off parts of the country . ( Bullshit) as always we pay for the party
and SCOTLAND gets nothing . Give us back oor money so wee can insulate
more homes and free scots from fuel poverty. Love and light

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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Two more orders for hats

Two more orders for hats. Many thankr Peggy for placing a wee order
for the hats . Lovely to think that 2 wee hats born in the clouds will
soon be winging thier way to the USA love and light

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More4 Dolphin boy .true stories. Now . The magic healing dolphins

More4 Dolphin boy .true stories. Now . The magic healing dolphins

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Worm Farming

Worm Farming

The Wee Scottish Hat Company




YouTube - Scotland Scotland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iINm7mtg8BE Share this video on Facebook and twitter or whatever means you have, e-mail etc. It's time to see the truth about Scotland and Scottish independence. The SNP

YouTube - Scotland
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wee hat from the wee Scottish hat company http://ping.fm/E3AsJ

Blog hits 62,000 views

readers on my wee blog 1,186

posts now on blog 1,200

 

many thanks all and as always wee brew always ready at the wee woodburner

 

love and light

Media Muppet

Media Muppet

Andy Daft Hermit

Andy Daft Hermit

New Hat ready for the WEE Scottish Hat company

2011-05-17

 

During a wee windy rainy night in the Scottish mountains another wee hat was born ready to take its place at the wee shop

Yet again the media put someone on trial for rape they should shut thier mouths until the verdict instead in the rush for sales or viewer figures they convict and sod the TRUTH

Yet again the media put someone on trial for rape they should shut
thier mouths until the verdict instead in the rush for sales or viewer
figures they convict and sod the TRUTH

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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Solar Heater

Solar Heater

Braemore Junction | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Braemore Junction | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Would you stop for this Dodgey person ????

would youuuuuuuuuuuu???

Make A Simple Solar Air Heater

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Make A Simple Solar Air Heater

great articel posted at site above

Build a Concentrated Solar Water Heater - Heating

Build a Concentrated Solar Water Heater - Heating: "REUK.co.uk"

Scotland on the road to FREEDOM and a wee bit of wonderful rain.

Scotland on the road to FREEDOM and a wee bit of wonderful rain.
Laying in bed last night with some much needed rain lashing the bus
,the burner roaring and the belly full after another wee feast cooked
by MEL i drifted to the land of nod with a huge smile knowing each day
is one more step to a FREE SCOTLAND. Love and light x

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Friday, 13 May 2011

Just had a lovely visit from Lady Hamilton and Peter with a wee gift of tons of wool for Mel

Just had a lovely visit from Lady Hamilton and Peter with a wee gift
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Many thanks Terry for the 3 lifts today . Looking forward to filming you and your band playing at Inverness.

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17 days withoot a fag and never felt so ill with so many things from headaches to coughing . Strange but we are both hanging in there. Off to Ullapool today then try and get back to all the emails and comments. Love and light

17 days withoot a fag and never felt so ill with so many things from
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Had two guys from Germany pull into the hovel and try to sell us pots and pans soon legged it when we tried to sell them a hat and print

Had two guys from Germany pull into the hovel and try to sell us pots
and pans they soon legged it when we tried to sell them a hat and
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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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