Interesting that the metrosideros used to be a favoured street tree in San Francisco but it is now regarded as a pest as it is so disruptive of underground utilities.
Just another Modest Proposal?
So I believe. There is something infantile about it.
I agree. We are now in Lisbon and I intend to go in search of fado.
Lilith; Just as an aside, being born and educated in Taranaki, something really annoys the hell out me with pervasive use of "the 'Naki"
Thanks, Matthew. I don't have my film diary with me (currently in London), but let me recall ... not in any order. A good year for film
Two Days, One Night
Under the Skin
Finding Vivian Maier
What We Do In The Shadows
The Lego Movie
20,000 Hours on Earth
Can we have films of the year too ? I went to 92 films this year (at the cinema) and there some right crackers amongst them,
Thank you, Russell, for the cheerful message. We need moments like this, to counter a feeling that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. There have been two other such instances this week : reading this morning of a detente between Cuba and the US, brokered by the Pope (as I declared to Josephine this morning, 'It doesn't come easily to me but I am warming to this particular Pope ') ; and being in hall with 900 British media students two days ago, who responded to call from youngGuardian columnist/author Owen Jones,,to stop demonising the poor and challenge the powerful. He was magnificent,