What a waste!
The photo below shows part of a pile of spruce logs I saw on yesterday's #DogWalk .
This is a very common sight on forestry plantations. The piles are uneconomic for the transport trucks to collect. However, at 60-70 cm diameter they are much too big to be collected by hand. Permits are available to collect the discarded wood, BUT chainsaws aren't allowed.
The result is the wood is left to rot. This pile alone would've be enough for one household for a whole year.
Can you believe this: "Dinner for One" or "Der 90. Geburtstag" has never been shown on television in the UK?
The comedy sketch, shown on New Year's Eve (Silvester) every year since 1963, has become an institution across Europe, even though Freddie Frinton & May Warden deliver all the dialogue in English.
Dinner for One will be shown on UK TV this year, 55 years after it was made.
Photo from this morning's #DogWalk. I had to go out of my way to find some clouds in the sky. Why couldn't I get some sky like this from 0000 to 0200? Sods law, that's why.
Forecast for tonight: cloudy & windy.
Oh well, it was lovely weather for the walk & Neachdainn enjoyed it, too.
What can I do with a block of Feta (cheese). I know: Stuffed Carnival Squash.
Cut squash in half. Scoop out seeds. Place generous amount of butter & garlic in the resultant holes. Bake covered in 200°C oven for ~1 hour. Scoop out squash flesh. Add mustard, salt & pepper to flesh. Mash all with a fork. Fill squash shells with the mashed ingradients. Bake uncovered at 200°C for ~25 minutes.
Full recipe on the website, soon.
A few weeks ago I posted a photo of a packet of Brussels sprouts, as I wanted to ridicule the silly marketing phrase: "Honest British Produce".
Today, I noticed the phrase used by the supermarket has changed to: "Honest Scottish Produce". The packet has also received a Saltire design.
Source of the sprouts is unchanged, they come from East Lothian.
Interesting, that a German owned supermarket, Lidl, have changed their promotional message.
The film would fail without a strong performance from the titular character. Maggie Smith doesn't disappoint. She gives a powerhouse performance throughout, thoroughly deserving her Oscar for Best Actress. Particularly notable was her set-to with the headmistress, verbal fireworks.
Smith is ably supported by Celia Johnson (headmistress) & Pamela Franklin (Sandy).
There are only two male characters (not surprising considering the setting) and both are there to demonstrate Miss Brodie's control.
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