View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Monday 22 September

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Happy birthday, Bilbo Baggins! The Fellowship of the Ring opens with a celebration of the hobbit's special day. September 22 is also Frodo's birthday and the America Tolkien society proclaimed it Hobbit Day

Tipping it down this lunchtime, but the wind seems to have abated a little after veering sharply west. Here's the change to autumn. After a wet spell at lunchtime, the sun came out in the evening, and it looks like a nice end to the afternoon.

Two cars, four people - and a job for a recovery truck. The collision happened in Francis Street at a quarter to four this afternoon. There is no word whether anyone was hurt. One of the cars ended up against the wall of the Carlton pub on the corner of Keith Street.

Can someone explain to Alex Salmond that if a referendum on independence results in 45% of people voting for, and 55% against independence that this means that the democratic majority of people have rejected the idea? There was no vote rigging. If people changed their mind through the intervention of certain politicians at the last minute, than the yes campaign have not done their job well enough to convince people. All is fair in love, war and referenda, and I thought Mr Salmond had graciously accepted defeat. Can someone also remind the 45 campaign that the rising of 1745 ended in crushing defeat for Bonnie Prince Charlie, the humiliation of Scotland and the sack of the Highlands?

1 comment:

  1. I took the opportunity to revisit the book not long ago. I'd read it when I was much younger and enjoyed it so much viewed at the age I am now. Happy Hobbit Day!