Our latest custom made jerry can bar took a bit longer than usual, but finally it is finished.
Union Jack on the front, slightly off-set to avoid a box shape look, mvule (iroko) hardwood inside and linseed oil finish.
For everybody asking, yes, it is for Johnny Walker, the most patient person we ever came across.
Enjoy the photos of Johnny's bar.
Gerard Lyons, a co-founder of Economists for Brexit, hit back at Professor Ngaire Woods, an 'expert' (vested interest) on global economic governance at the University of Oxford (EU bribed University), after she rubbished the idea Britain could fall back on WTO terms (it can).
Her argument centres around the services sector, Britain's
most important, on a European level. What she fails to understand (because Lefty Professor) is that the reason Britain's service sector is so strong is because it's exceptional. Not because we're part of some club that gives her college kick-backs.
Despite what the EU knuckle-draggers and their paid shills would have you believe, Britain will be just fine outside the EU. No longer will we dance to the false tune of Federalism. Independence will be our sustenance &
Global Britain will be our new credo. As soon as the shackles are off, we will soar!
Countries the world over are lining up to do trade deals. Within 2 years we'll have more than we've been able to get in the last 40 years, and on our better terms.
New doors will open across the globe, enabling our young people to reap the rewards of myriad & fantastic learning, technology, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.
New partnerships will power the Great Britain of the future, while revived energy & fishing industries will nourish the grass roots economies of our once-failing cities and towns.
The Britain of the future is the Great Britain we were all led to believe would never come
Future farm subsidies must be assessed on environmental and public benefits the land brings rather than simply how much land is owned, Defra secretary Michael Gove announced today.
He said farmers should get money based on how well they protect the environment and how well they enhance rural life.
In his first major speech since being appointed to the job last month, Mr Gove announced plans to scrap the current system when the UK leaves the EU as part of this 'Green Brexit' plan.
Mr Gove has already said British farmers, who receive £3bn worth of farm subsidies from the EU every year, will continue to receive the same level until the end of at least 2022.
The Country Landowners Association (CLA) told BBC News they accepted the need for reform.
"Payments are necessary because there is vital work to be done to manage soils and preserve the productive capacity of the land, to plant the trees we need, to clean
In the first week of July, British newspapers were full of alarming headlines:
There was a crash "on the real estate market. House prices are falling into the basement. Follow the Brexit the real estate bubble?
The London real estate market in particular is highly competitive in the UK. Even small row houses like here in Notting Hill cost here easily a million pounds.
Anyone who speaks of a real estate bubble on the island means, above all, London. London home prices have risen by 68 percent over the past decade. Even 100 square meters of small, not too neat, terraced houses in the outskirts of the city cost a million times. Pounds, well-meaning - about 1.2 million euros.
Is this a completely decoupled rise, a hype - the core element of a bubble? No, most British real estate experts
SIR Vince Cable will discard his resistance to a moment EU choice for the last time when he moves toward becoming pioneer of the Lib Dems tomorrow. Not as much as a year prior the previous Business Secretary depicted his gathering's help for a moment vote "genuinely insolent and politically totally counterproductive".
In any case, on the eve of assuming control from Tim Farron Sir Vince revealed to The Sun:
Toward the finish of the procedure I need general society offered a decision – do we proceed or do we remain in the EU. Lib Dem administration cheerful Vince Cable says he doesn't think Brexit will even HAPPEN Sir Vince, 74, got away from an extensive initiative challenge over the mid year after he was the main of the 12 Lib Dem MPs to put his name forward for the employment. He will assume control fr
This one I heard today on the way to an international concert in Oxford, which was organised by the City Council to lift up the mood of its citizens in uncertain times and to show its connections to other parts of the world. The joke concerns the Daylight saving time (DST) this Weekend and goes like that:
When in most countries of Europe and North America the clocks will be adjust forward sixty minutes, in Great Britain the clocks will be adusted backward sixty years.
Good Night friends.
Hold on to your crazy-hats, folks! The UK just released its White Paper on the Brexit procedure. It covers all the relevant topics, ranging from trade to immigration. There's still a lot of uncertainty and Brexit opponents are still vocal.
Up until now it had been hoped that the UK would stay in the single market, an option they would likely have if they continued to pay into the EU budget, and an option that most economists believed would have eliminated a lot of the economic impact of Brexit.
In an interview with Sophy Ridge on Sky News she said
Often people talk in terms as if we are leaving the EU but we still want to keep bits of membership of the EU. We’re leaving, we’re coming out.
This has sparked concerns on how the markets may react.
In my Christmas song I mentioned a book about Brexit (probably the word of the year). Coincidentally my other half got this one as a 'secret Santa' gift. I read it yesterday, but can't say I was too impressed. It spoofs the Enid Blyton books I read as a kid with one of them acting as a Boris Johnson type. Only took an hour or so to read, but I don't think I'll be reading it again. It's added to my Goodreads list. I've not read a lot of books this year due to lack of time.
There's a series of these books aimed at nostalgic adults as well as comedy versions of Ladybird books.
Contact me if you're British and need to keep an EU passport after Brexit :) Man or woman, I'm not picky. In fact, a random English guy already contacted me on Reddit to ask how life in the Netherlands was. He happened to be gay; maybe we'll meet up sometime. And I heard from several British translators living on the continent that they were getting an EU passport, either by marrying their partner or through a naturalization exam.
There are 500 million people living in the EU, including the UK, and while most of them are probably married, half of them are godless sinners. The exaggerated number is a reference to the slogan on Boris Johnson's campaign bus.
Meanwhile, a soft Brexit is already happening:
Images from Twitter
What's Coming Next For Our Reality - The Establishment vs New Disruptors In the Age of Aquarius
I wrote articles about how our earth has shifted to a new paradigm space/time after 21 Dec 2012, entering into the Age of Aquarius, beginning what the Mayan's recognise as the next 3,600 new cycle.
In the Age of Aquarius, space and time speeds up tremendously as the earth's vibrations and energy moves into high gear in preparation to entering the next level dimension.
I wrote that about those whom cannot catch up, especially in their spiritual progress, will have to be left behind in the old earth to continue their journey at that level of vibration, and those whom are ready for the next level vibration and energy will enjoy their next progress to the New Earth that vibrates at higher frequency and energy.
Most human beings on earth has only progress 6% in their spiritual progress while t
The pandemonium surrounding Brexit has been given a new lease of life by a High Court ruling that the Prime Minister cannot bypass Parliament and trigger Article 50 without their approval. Will this ever end?
Ever since Theresa May took over the reigns from David Cameron, she has vowed to respect and honour the wish of the people and lead Britain out of the EU. However, someone has just come along and thrown an almighty spanner in the works and the government has spiralled back into chaos. As someone who wants Britain to remain in the EU, I’m tempted to join other Remainers in rejoicing, but the hard reality is the majority of those who took part in the referendum voted to leave and that needs to be respected. Sure, there were some “I-shouldn’t-have-voted-to-leave” Regretters and “I-thought-we-were-going-to-win
Maria Lynch and Wendy Molloy tackle the issues of Brexit and football after a fortnight of drama, regret, jubilation, grief and fear following the referendum to leave the European Union and the utter shambles of multi-million pound footballers being dumped out by Iceland.
Iceland a country the size of Coventry, without a professional club and a team manager who also works as a dentist played England of the park and never looked like they would be beaten by England.
So it begs the question, what is making these clearly good footballers play so badly? What is going on inside them and others in different situations and scenarios to perform well below their talent and skill?
The Referendum has dramatically change the United kingdom, and, the closeness of the vote was not very satisfactory, but a majority is a majority.
As is well known, on 23rd June the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The British Government had clearly stated that it would implement the result of that referendum vote. But Britain does not have direct democracy. It is governed by 'The Queen In Parliament' - the technical phrase for the executive, legislative and judicial powers (which are not divided as they are in many modern states, in accordance with 18th century ideas of good government). So unless the Act of Parliament states that a referendum result is binding, it isn't. And the Act of Parliament calling this referendum didn't state that.
But there is narrow law, and there is political expediency and reality. The British people voted for Brexit (the common term now given to the process of Britain exiting the EU). And Brexit they will get. While legislators (MPs and Lords) could theoretically ignore the referendum result, in p
The Vice-Chancellor of Germany has stated that the future of the EU might be in jeopardy if Brexit is not handled properly.
Sigmar Gabriel said that, if the United Kingdom’s exit caused other countries to follow suit and leave the Union, that would cause the EU to go “down the drain.” He told a news conference that Brexit had damaged Europe’s reputation, causing the continent to become regarded as being unstable.
The UK Prime Minister Theresa May is currently weighing the country’s options regarding the exit vote, while her cabinet remains split on leaving the single market.
A last chance for the EU to learn from its mistakes
Lee Gibson Grant of the Drachmae Travel Club says:
“We need to ask ourselves what is the EU, and what does it really stand for, before we hear more comments coming from Germany representing the EU to the world. Brexit could have been dealt with much better as the opportunity to avoid Brexit was on the table.