Author: Chuckles

Mysterious tech-minded ghost

Amazing Grace

“As a singer I sing at many funerals & I was recently asked by a funeral director to play & sing at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to…

Try these

1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 2. In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution? 3. What is a camel’s hair brush made of? 4. The Canary Islands are named after which animal? 5. What…

When cultivation is tricky

Worth a look: https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/04/fruit-trenches-cultivating-subtropical-plants-in-freezing-temperatures.html Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, limes, pomeloes) are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade. Citrus plants are not frost-hardy and can only be grown in tropical and subtropical climates – unless…

British Rail’s travelling pubs

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/04/14/british-rails-short-experiment-with-travelling-pubs/ A report for Lord Inman, chairman of the Hotel Executive within the British Transport Executive said that the tavern car interiors was generally acceptable, but that the fake brick effect on the outside was “incredibly bad”. Within a year,…