Devizes Melting Pot

“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging

George in one of his rare totally relaxed moments

Heidi, devotee of the radiator

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Triviality/I Just Don't Care

At a time when the world is facing an economic meltdown, and there is ongoing violence in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, bombing raids in Syria, yet this news story somehow is the leading news item.

More people phone in to complain about two overpaid TV stars ill judged behaviour and show more care for such trivial bollocks than small things like bank bailouts, illegal invasions etc.

Naturally the same old tired arguments from certain sections who have always wanted to kick the Beeb and destroy it, are trotted out, 'abolish the license fee' or 'let the free market decided' (oh the irony considering what the 'free' market has done to the world's economic systems), blah, blah, blah. Frankly head down that path and you end up with the sewer drain that is Fox News.

The BBC is not perfect but I will always support it, I'd rather be in a world with it in than without it

I for one won't be jumping on the tabloid whipped moral outrage bandwagon

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cairo Photo Blogging Part 6

Maadi Cubs and Scouts

Parents of the Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Brownies

Maadi Girl Scouts posing for a photo with my mum

With the various leaders of the Maadi club

A rather lovely restaurant at Al Azar Park

par t of the ceiling of the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque

The courtyard of the Mohamed Ali Pasha Mosque

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Cat Blogging

Comfy George

Heidi heat stunned from the radiator, she just loves it when the heating is turns on

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cairo Photo Blogging 5

At the Cairo Opera House, after enjoying an evening of old Arabic music

Another shot of the Muhammed Ali Pasha Mosque


A camel

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Music Blogging

As I have recently returned back from a holiday in Egypt, I thought I'd post two videos which use Egypt as a background to their music videos

Slayer - 'Seasons in the Abyss'

and one of my all time favourite songs

The Stranglers - 'Golden Brown'

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Cairo Photo Blogging 4 - Views from a Boat Trip on the River Nile

The waters of the Nile

A church

a villa, owned by a wealthy Kuwait sheik

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The Return of Friday Cat Blogging, with special guest stars

George and Heidi sharing a friendly moment

Cairo Cats

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Cairo Blogging part 3

The Pyramids of Giza

The Pyramid of Khafre and the Sphinx

A view of the River Nile

Mum and Me

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Cairo Blogging part 2

A view of The Al-Rifa'i Mosque (where the Egyptian royals are buried) and The Sultan Hassan Mosque-Madrassa

Panels illustrating Egypt's military history

Statue of Saladin at the Military Museum at the Citadel

Inside the Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque

a Minbar

The Mohammed Ali Pasha Mosque

A view of the Citadel from Al Azar Park


On a boat ride on the River Nile

The Mosque of Amr ibn al-As

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Cairo Holiday Blogging part 1

I have recently returned back from Cairo, having had a wonderful holiday and so here are a selection of photos from my trip

The view from our apartment

Me at the citadel, next to a Mamluk Mosque

A view of downtown Cairo from the Citadel

The Military Museum

Portraits of the founder of modern Egypt Mohamed Ali Pasha and his son Ibrahim Pasha

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