Tuesday, 29 October 2013

the winkle hunt

After a quick brew and as the first light played on the waves hitting
the bay. I closed the door and headed oot on a winkle hunt. 1km along
the shore no sign so slowly i made my way along seaweed covered rocks
still nothing. Waves now gathering power slammed the cliffs nothing
else for it i headed well crawled up the cliff reaching the top i put
ma bucket up and heaved myself up and over the last rock. As i lay
back to gather my breath a grunt had me turning quickly tae come
almost face tae face wae a huge half asleep stag. Starttled he was
quick tae his feet. A final grunt and he was off doing his John
Travolta strutt doon the glen and away. A further 6 km hike and nae
luck wae the winkle hunt. But sitting above geese and heron as they
flew past worth every foot slog. So hame tae the burner and a hot
brew. After an oor or so and tatted doon we hit the road. 5 km through
the mountains the sky tumbled blue a wee rocky beach came into view. A
quick check . The hunt was over .time tae relax and then hit the next
tide.


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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

daily crust

... A daily crust ...
.
All asleep in the wee hovel. Wae the taste of coffee lingering the
door closed quietly. The darkness total time tae head off . The lower
sky ,clouds sat still .lit from the lunar light above them stars
carpeted what a first seemed like a perfect still morning. But
rounding the corner another glimse at the day ahead lay. The sound the
first clue . Huge waves carried on an enormous swell hammering the
shore. Soon unable tae walk headlong into the wind the only way tae
turn your back and push on. The waves lapping the shore headed inland
the wind wipping the sand drove harder and harder as if all the
elements had deside nae one would enter the secret wee cove today. But
pushing on i reached the wee burn now a raging river. Wellies pointing
upstream were soon filled. At last the cove torch on heed doon tind
tae earn a daily crust. PURE MAGIC SO IT IS.

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Fwd: [Travellersolidarity] Operation Elven: A Call-Out for Information

In recent weeks Traveller communities across have faced another clampdown by police under the title of 'Operation Elven'.

Effects of Operation Elven

There have been some accusations of robberies from Museums of items such as rhino horns. The police believe that their suspects are Travellers and have been raiding sites across the UK, taking lots of computers, papers, sim cards etc.
Officers from 26 forces and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) have been involved in the operation. Raids have taken place in London, Sussex, Cambridgeshire, the West Midlands, Essex and Northern Ireland.

We believe there have been clear attempts to target those who were connected with the organised resistance against the Dale Farm eviction two years ago, supported by reports of frankly pointless violations against friends. Readhere for a first-person account. Police confiscations of identification and vehicles have left many unable to work or receive their vital benefits.

A raid took place on Smithy Fen in Cambridgeshire, where we have friends, as well as other sites that we are not so familiar with. As part of Operation Elvin there was a raid on a site in Wolverhampton involving 70 police and helicopters. Supporters in Cambridgeshire continue to work very hard on supporting those who have been effected. Grattan Puxon, long-time supporter of Travellers and Roma, was also raided and effectively robbed of his possessions.

It appears that the police are using the robberies as an excuse to intimidate the entire Traveller community and anyone willing to stand with them.

Why email out?

The reason we're therefore emailing out is to ask the simple question - Is anything happening in your area?  Have sites been raided?  Have you been able to help? Getting a clearer picture of a very shady police operation is the first step.

So please do get in touch. Email travellersolidarity@riseup.net

Keep updated by reading our blog at www.travellersolidarity.org

 

 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: travellersolidarity@riseup.net
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2013 18:58:07 -0000
Subject: [Travellersolidarity] Operation Elven: A Call-Out for Information
To: travellersolidarity@lists.noflag.org.uk


In recent weeks Traveller communities across have faced another clampdown
by police under the title of 'Operation Elven'.

*Effects of Operation Elven*

There have been some accusations of robberies from Museums of items such as
rhino horns. The police believe that their suspects are Travellers and have
been raiding sites across the UK, taking lots of computers, papers, sim
cards etc. Officers from 26 forces and the Serious Organised Crime Agency
(Soca) have been involved in the operation. Raids have taken place in
London, Sussex, Cambridgeshire, the West Midlands, Essex and Northern
Ireland.

We believe there have been clear attempts to target those who were
connected with the organised resistance against the Dale Farm eviction two
years ago, supported by reports of frankly pointless violations against
friends. Readhere for a first-person
account<http://travellersolidarity.org/2013/09/11/police-raid-on-smithy-fen-an-account/>.
Police confiscations of identification and vehicles have left many unable
to work or receive their vital benefits.

A raid took place on Smithy Fen in Cambridgeshire, where we have friends,
as well as other sites that we are not so familiar with. As part of
Operation Elvin there was a raid on a site in Wolverhampton involving 70
police and helicopters. Supporters in Cambridgeshire continue to work very
hard on supporting those who have been effected. Grattan Puxon, long-time
supporter of Travellers and Roma, was also raided and effectively robbed of
his possessions.

It appears that the police are using the robberies as an excuse to
intimidate the entire Traveller community and anyone willing to stand with
them.

*Why email out?*

The reason we're therefore emailing out is to ask the simple question - Is
anything happening in your area? Have sites been raided? Have you been
able to help? Getting a clearer picture of a very shady police operation is
the first step.

So please do get in touch. Email travellersolidarity@riseup.net

Keep updated by reading our blog at www.travellersolidarity.org
Also for more information, read
http://netpol.org/2013/09/18/raids-on-traveller-sites-condemned-by-campaigners/



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Sunday, 6 October 2013

The words " i've found a lump " ring oot.

The words " i've found a lump " ring oot. A few days ago Mel found a
lump in her right breast. The journey wae cancer winds and turns
always the fear . But wae a wee hug together we WILL head doon this
track. LOVE LIGHT AND HUGS TAE MY WIFE. The wee fighter and tae all on
the journey wae cancer..

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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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