• Thursday, January 25, 2007

    Childhood friendship, winter and foie gras..

    Wales for a few days. Winter is here in true form. It's bloody cold!! Up in the Welsh mountains there was a light dusting of snow which didn't seem to be in a hurry to melt even during the bright winter sun.

    The daughter got to be with her oldest chum. He's three months older than her and they've been mates since she was a week or two old. I've known his dad since I was about eight years old. Even with the distance between them and only being able to meet a few times a year they seem to have a bond. They say childhood friends are the best, I wonder if this is a friendship that will last to adulthood. I think seeing him again has made the daughter want to come back here to live. Two against one now so wifey is in a minority.

    India is set to become the fifth biggest economy in the world shortly, and second biggest by the middle of the century. Good for Indians sure but not so good for the environment. Just imagine if everyone in China and India wants a car and the fuel to go with it. How does the song go? There may be trouble ahead..

    York is in the news for two reasons today. First off, scientists have discovered that many Yorkshire men have DNA that comes from West Africans. Secondly, a York councillor (Labour, I'm sad to say) has started a motion to get foie gras banned in York. Gold bless the man - Paul Blanchard is his name. It's banned in Chicago, Israel and Argentina apparently. Torturing an animal to "make it taste nicer" is surely nothing short of barbaric and sick.
    Both geese and ducks are literally force-fed in order to swell the liver which then gives the smooth foie gras pate. In order to get the price down this is now done mechanically, even more in-humane. How can this be right?

    Trying to settle on a logo design for the new venture. Never thought it could be this hard. It's proving to be a real stumbling block. To top that I'm getting second thoughts about the name I've registered. Arghhh!

    Childhood friendship, winter and foie gras..

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    3 Comments:

    Anonymous Emmie Johnson said...

    Friendship is simply an awesome feeling...If you have a good friend, dont lose him...

    7:48 pm  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    True, I think the friends you have when you're a kid are usually the best ones.

    9:37 am  
    Blogger Life Out East said...

    True, I think the friends you have when you're a kid are usually the best ones.

    9:37 am  

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