View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Thursday 8 April

Reasonably bright day today, with a little wind and some sunny intervals.

Here in Stornoway, the Golf Club is applying for a license to serve alcohol on Sundays. The Club says this is separate from the vexed issue of playing golf on the Sabbath. Actually, it runs a nice parallel to the current controversy over opening the Stornoway Sports Centre on Sundays. At the moment, it is closed - but you can drink yourself legless in any of the town's hostelries. So, we can look forward to having a fantastic booze-up at the Nineteenth Hole at the Golf Club, without having to tire ourselves out chopping our way around the 18 holes first.

I am already heartily fed up with the General Election campaign, even if we still have 4 weeks to go. Here in Stornoway, the election posters went up within hours of the election being called. The party faithful did not always check carefully enough where they stuck their posters - as shown in this article on Hebrides News.

A few days ago, I highlighted (on Facebook) the fact that our friends at AOHell were planning to ditch another piece of their service: Bebo. They acquired that social networking site two years ago, but it is failing badly in the States. So, AOL is going to shut something down again (provided they are not able to find a buyer - which is pretty likely in the face of competition from Facebook and the like).


  1. I like you am already absolutely fed up with the Election ~ I really don't believe any of them :o)
    It has been a lovely Sunny day here ~ for the first time this year we have been able to sit out in the Garden ~ Ally x

  2. A gorgeous day here ,so dont have to stay indoors watching the election propergander on the TV ,LOL AS IF ,Off you go to the ninteenth hole then ,chin chin Jan xx

  3. Yes the election is pretty boring already. Problem is after the election who ever gets in will say things are worse than we thought so tax will be up and spending down!