Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daffodils and Strings

Daffodil Glade KL Pictures, Images and Photos

The String Quartet play 'How To Save A Life"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Grief For An Essex Girl

The saddest news story in this part of Essex since - well, I can't recall a sadder one - has been a road accident in Thorpe Bay last weekend. A car ploughed into 14 teenage pedestrians on the pavement....

And now one of the injured, Eleanor McGrath , 14 , has died of her injuries. Our local paper ,the Echo has over 500 comments on it's website here and here.

Perhaps this is the most eloquent :

"What a tragedy, there are no words to describe my feelings of sadness and emptiness on hearing the news of Eleanor's passing away. I didn't know her personally but my daughter described her as one of the nicest people you could meet.

To all the girls and boys from Thorpe Hall School, the Southend High schools, and any others involved, I just want to say again what a absolute credit you are to humankind. My own daughter was involved and witnessed the full trauma of events, and along with several others did all she could to help. You should all be so proud of yourselves - we all know you did the very best you possibly could, and just knowing they were being cared for by such loving, unselfish people must have helped the injured, even if it was on a subconscious level in some cases.

I think it's high time the true meanings of the phrases "Essex Boy" and "Essex Girl" were revised."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Love And SF and Stuff

Please watch this...

There are two kinds of people in the world.... Those who will say this is wonderful, and those who will shrug and say it's a waste of time...

Well, I think it's wonderful. What's more it's SF, isn't it?

By the way, the film is called World Builder and the creator is Bruce Branit. Brian Paulette and Erin McGrane play the couple.... musical score by Randy J Skach

Three Ladies

One is First Lady - the others are hundred-year-old war veterans.

Hat-tip: BagNewsNotes

Saturday, March 07, 2009

That's Low

Do you know the minimum age for marrying in New Hampshire?

True Stories Behind Amazing Pictures

Worth a look here.

Hat-tip: instapundit
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