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My blog nick-name is SIR HUGH. I'm not from the aristocracy - my middle name is Hugh which relates to the list of 282 hills in Scotland compiled by Sir Hugh Munro in 1891. I climbed my last one (Sgurr Mor) on 28th June 2009


Tuesday, 16 November 2021

By the way...

 Amazon keep making recommendations for me. See below, especially : "...for indoor plants."

You can ask previous purchasers to answer questions before you buy. I was thinking of asking,
 "Would this be suitable for growing cannabis?"



My Gloster Meteor

Click to enlarge.


  1. I've stopped using Amazon because of their aggressive marketing, manipulative website and non-payment of taxes. It's far easier to go direct to traders and use independent bookshops. Unfortunately, my cannabis plants have died.
    When are we having a flypast over Longridge?

  2. I realised that 'Amazon' was a greater threat to 'civilisation as we know it' than - global warming, nuclear war, greta thunberg etc etc - as soon as I heard of them and have eschewed them devoutly and their tentacles ever since - same with f-book, t-ter etc etc
    Even Linked-in is going the same way

  3. BC and Gimmer - I am guilty. You are both persuading me to mend my ways.


    As for the fly-past (perhaps GOING FORWARD again), one of the engines is out at the moment being serviced, and the whole whole plane needs a coat of varnish. The service manager HAS MY FULL SUPPORT.

  4. I make an exception for Elon Musk - at least he seems almost comically human and has a sense of both humour and the absurd - as well as making/doing really useful things and being half mad half the time - the other half of him and his time does or starts things of sheer brilliance: made an FRS in 2018 - recognition of his foresight and contributions to engineering - not elected on a whim.
    He has done some very objectionable things and maybe hard (read : almost impossible) to work with, but one can but admire his zeal and imagination.
    I bet the same was true of Brunel - or Caesar, perhaps, in another era and context.

  5. gimmer - Your appraisal, or should I say, a kind of respect for Musk is interesting. Does your"exception" imply you are having some dealings with Musk? Perhaps you are making arrangements to go into orbit?

  6. Huum - the 'exception' was to the amazon/facebook/so-called 'social' (anti-social, actually)-media gang.
    However, to follow the thought - if i'm forced to buy an electric car, of all the ones available today, the only ones with any style are Teslas - the big one is a bit too bulky (and way too costly) but the small one is really quite attractive - the rest are ugly, overpriced and very small range for my needs. We shall see. Musk makes (or gets made) things , doesn't rely on privacy intrusion and data collection (indeed, the opposite !) so his business is more my kind of 'thing' - as you know, we make stuff (and in Britain !)