Thursday, 15 August 2013

A Tentative Return To Blogging




My apologies for the lack of blogging. My few days 'rest' (the first in nearly 5 years of daily posting) have morphed into a few weeks so quickly - encouraged by the lovely weather we've all be having this summer.

Thanks to all who emailed to ask after my wellbeing.  It's lovely to know so many of you were concerned.

Because I'm committed to card playing quite a bit these coming few months, I've decided I won't be posting every day in the immediate future but nearer the referendum date that may well change.  Can't have the opposition getting away with endless nonsense can we?

Here's an interesting link Apogee sent me. To quote him: "Different story to what the press here tells us."  Indeed it is.

The past few days I've had the company of German friends and they mentioned the cost of their electricity and Merkle's promise to chop the €20 billion her government pay 'green' investors every year.  She'll probably get re-elected on 22 September on that promise alone.

In the past few weeks I've had a few trips around Scotland and one to deepest England.  Once again I was horrified to see how many wind turbines blot our lovely landscape.  Is nobody long-sighted enough to realise, when these monstrous structures come to the end of their productive lives?

Seems these turbines will be cluttering the countryside for a generation or more and when they're redundant I doubt if they'll be removed, don't you?

21 comments:

Macheath said...

Good to hear from you again - I like to think bloggers are solar-powered and benefit from recharging the batteries in fine weather.

Sometimes the Muse strikes and a song parody is born; in this case, I'd like to throw it open to your readers...

What do you do with a worn-out turbine?
What do you do with a worn-out turbine?
What do you do with a worn-out turbine
Early in the morning?

Joe Public said...

Welcome back Rosie.

I suggest you have another break lined up, reading this story may make your blood boil (and so exacerbate Global Warming).

"Alex Salmond’s drive to promote the rapid spread of wind farms is again under fire after energy companies were paid nearly £2 million to stop Scottish turbines producing electricity on a single day just over a week ago." (My bold)

http://scotlandagainstspin.org/2013/08/alex-salmond-attacked-over-2-million-payment-to-shut-down-scottish-wind-farms-the-telegraph/

Elby the Beserk said...

Good idea to back off for a while - bloody internet can be addictive.

Meanwhile, on the subject of wind, and on the subject of Germany, here's another tale of how the best laid plans can be utterly disastrous

http://notrickszone.com/2013/08/13/windpark-to-nowhere-22000-litres-of-diesel-fuel-burned-every-month-to-keep-windpark-from-rusting-away/

JimS said...

Glad to see you back.

Had a bond just mature so put it into solar panels. The original subsidies were obscene but there comes a point when we all head to the trough.

To some extend it is just another toy. This morning I connected the inverter to the PC so in the last hour or so (mid-day) I have peaked at 2.2kW and troughed at 180W. Throw in the variability of wind and that is why we need coal and/or gas. There is no way ANYONE is going to be digging up wind turbine foundations in the future.

Dioclese said...

There is no rule that says you have to post every day. Sometimes I find I am grubbing round for something to say and wonder therefore if I should be saying it at all!

I intend taking quite a few holidays over the next couple of years - yes, even more than I take now! It seems daft posting ahead to fill the gap, so in the future I think I'll just post an 'out of office' message.

I've no intention of giving up as quite a few have in recent months, but this is supposed to be a hobby! Even Max Farquar seems to have died and he had a hell of a following. Still, the readers of deceased blogs have to go somewhere for their daily rant ;-) so maybe we'll just be helping to fill the gap.

Anyway, nice to know you're still with us...

Edward Spalton said...

Good to have you back Rosie,

MacHeath.

Suggested themse for further verses

Wrap 'em round the necks of the Green campaigners
early in the morning

Tie 'em to the blades as the wind blows harder
early in the morning

No doubt ingenuity will suggest further uses

Edward Spalton said...

and another one

Sink 'em in the ocean with the subsidy scroungers

early in the morning.

Sheila said...

Glad you are back - was getting a wee bit worried...

Apogee said...

Hi SR,and welcome back to the blogosphere,you were missed.

john gibson said...

Welcome back.
when these monstrous structures come to the end of their productive lives?
I do not think they are at all productive.
John Gibson

GV Susan said...

I think my blogging world would crash if you were gone forever- welcome back. It's strange that yours was one of the first blogs I followed all those years ago. Good luck and God Speed.

subrosa said...

Thanks Macheath. I know what I'd like to do with a worn-out turbine but perhaps it's best I keep my thoughts to myself. ;)

subrosa said...

It's been a busy summer one way and another Joe and you're right, that is not good for my BP!

subrosa said...

Disastrous indeed Elby. Jings.

subrosa said...

Thanks Jim. I thought about solar a few years ago but the way my house sits surrounded by trees, makes it non-viable. Good luck with yours.

subrosa said...

Good for you Dioclese. Yes it can be difficult wondering what to write about.

I noticed Max has stopped and he hasn't replied to my email, so perhaps he's given up completely.

subrosa said...

Thank you Edward. Well done for such excellent choruses!

subrosa said...

Auch Sheila, time has passed too quickly but I must get back 'into the swing of things'.

subrosa said...

Thanks Apogee. :)

subrosa said...

Thanks John. I tend to agree with you. Their productivity is minimal for their cost both in installation and maintenance.

subrosa said...

Auch GV how kind of you. :)

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