Saturday, 23 September 2017
Uber has lost its licence to operate in London. It is to appeal.
A petition has 500000 signatures already calling on the London authorities to have a change of heart. My son and his wife use Uber.
I am unclear of the facts, but it rather smacks of Luddites with black cab drivers being annoyed their livelihoods are being threatened by 21st century methods and tools. A bit like online shops hitting the high streets?
My view is we cannot stop this: change happens and we have to adapt. Bank branches are closing as many do banking online. Bookshops close as many buy books online. What the high street will look like in 10 years is anyone's guess. All we can say is, "it will be different".
Uber has to follow the rules and is not above the law. Nonetheless, their model works and others will have to adapt and follow .....or die. Think of newspapers.
Friday, 22 September 2017
The photo shows the mill this morning a few hours after sunrise. My apologies for the compost bins in the foreground.
Thursday, 7 September 2017
Saturday, 2 September 2017
After an age, I have updated the churches blog at https://eachurches.blogspot.co.uk/ with the Cambridge Leper Chapel that dates from the 1100s. We visited this for the first time today, although we have been past it many times.
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Saturday, 26 August 2017
Our crab apples have done well this year. Last year we had very few indeed. Usually a friend of my wife turns them in to delicious crab-apple jelly. This year our one little tree produced about 500 fruit. Last year we picked 14! Someone (not sure if it is true) said a good year is followed by a bad year. We'll see next summer.