Lost in the Supermarket (again)

A quick observation I made on a trip to the supermarket┬átoday: The supermarket in question, a massive international chain, have just installed doors on all their fridges. Presumably they are rolling this out across all their branches. Now, it has been commonplace since time immemorial for shops to have open fridges, which use more energy … Continue reading Lost in the Supermarket (again)

The Blind Eye

What happens when our rampantly voracious appetite for consumption is suddenly put on hold? Well, the current pandemic has already seen countless tonnes of fresh vegetables and other foodstuffs dumped in order to prevent oversupply and keep the prices up. In Canada, dairy farmers were advised to up their production of bovine growth stimulant one … Continue reading The Blind Eye

Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Fortnight is a funny word isn't it? While the words we use in English to refer to periods of a single Earth rotation all end in 'day', a period of two weeks derives from a phrase meaning 'fourteen nights'. Still, not as odd as in French, Portuguese, and Spanish, which refer to the same periods … Continue reading Fourteen Nights of Thoughts

Week inside my Head

Welcome to a recap of what's been going on inside my head this last week. Don't worry, you won't need to bring a flashlight on this excursion, as we are not venturing into the inner darker regions. I started the week with an observation of city architecture, and how it is largely designed with motorists … Continue reading Week inside my Head

Weekend thoughts

Another week of lockdown over, and still no real certainty about how much longer it will take. I wrote on Wednesday about this, how the government's lack of transparency in testing and recovery data is leaving all in the dark. Perhaps the Minister for Health Wormtongue Simon Harris reads my blog, as lo and behold … Continue reading Weekend thoughts

“I can’t believe they are so irresponsible”

Another day, another venture outside of lockdown for some exercise. Yesterday was a particularly warm and sunny day in the West of Ireland, where I've been riding out the pandemic storm. And so with the sun, there were more people than usual out and about. Exercising mostly. But there were a few small groups of … Continue reading “I can’t believe they are so irresponsible”

It’s got Nothing to do with Vorsprung Durch Technique, you Know

Having only had a car for a short time living in Dublin, before getting rid of it because driving in the city is utterly pointless, I never really paid any heed to the many signs (such as the one pictured) on the approaches to the city indicating how many spaces there are in various car … Continue reading It’s got Nothing to do with Vorsprung Durch Technique, you Know