Tuesday, 16 February 2016

A Game of Marbles with Cows


The Elgin Marbles - I believe we should give them back to Greece. The Parthenon is not the Parthenon without them, and the Parthenon is their natural setting. In fact, we should hand back anything in museums that's not legitimately ours, providing we're satisfied the artefacts will be well looked after. Museums have become a bit like zoos and circuses - an anachronism and places where things are shown off outside of their natural habitat. Should the rightful owners wish to send them abroad for the occasional exhibition, then that should suffice.

There was a story on our local news last night about a farmer who has lost 1/3rd of his milk herd to bovine TB in the last 12 months. He's obviously calling for a badger cull, which is controversial in its own right. The irony is that the UK is producing too much milk anyway, which has led the the collapse of milk prices. Catch 22?

Went to London yesterday for the 3rd round of an interview process for a job - turned out I was the only candidate they saw. They'd apparently already made their mind up at the 2nd stage phone interview a week ago. I'm back in employment and now and start on March 10th. I even get a 7% pay rise, which makes up for no pay rise for the last 5 years.


12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new job.

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  2. CB, well done on the job front! Clearly not quite time for you to retire to a museum yet ;)

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  3. If you can just remember what the name of the company was...

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    1. It's, er, er. Hang on - it'll come to me.

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  4. Based on the content of para 1 I assume your new employer is a Greek company

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    1. Aha! You rumbled the shallow veneer of my fealty, the shifting sands of allegiance based on filthy lucre.

      Actually it's British.

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  5. Well done old boy you are too young to be put out to grass for awhile :)

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    1. Thanks Mel. Feeling younger by the day!

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  6. Congratulations in becoming a taxpayer again
    Roger

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