This last week turned out not as expected. Last Monday was going to be one of those days where I was going to be on the go all day – which generally isn’t a problem – and hope that everything will work out fine and there won’t be any hiccups that throw things out. However before the day had even gotten started I had a call to say that my first meeting of the day had been cancelled, then a few moments later another call to say that another meeting had been postponed. By the time I would have been due to leave the house for the (now cancelled) first meeting, my entire day had been cleared. My unexpectedly free day gave me an opportunity to do some chores and a few other things that I would have done later in the week. I was grateful for the free time, although most of those meetings will have to be rebooked at some point.
Thanks to everyone who commented or contacted me by email about the upcoming changes here which I posted about earlier in the week. Your contacting me is appreciated. I don’t have any more news to share at the moment, but once I know what’s going on I’ll post about it.
The nice people at Elliott & Thompson books produced this advert for the book I reviewed a couple of weeks ago.
Speaking of reviews, I read and reviewed Every Breath You Take by Mark Broomfield this week. I also read the first of the Inspector Montalbano books – The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri.
We’re supposed to be moving towards a zero-carbon economy and part of that is phasing out fossil fuel powered vehicles in the not too distant future. That future is at the moment somewhat reliant on electric vehicles, but will there be enough “fuel” for them?
Related to that, perhaps Elon Musk isn’t all that he made out to be?
The allotment is doing well. I’m at the point of the year when I feel that perhaps the weeds are winning a bit, but I’m getting good crops of gherkins (for pickling), courgettes, lettuce, beetroot, cauliflower, onions and coming on quickly are runner beans and cucumbers.
I’ve sown some purple sprouting broccoli and kale this week, with the aim of having that as a follow on crop from the broad beans. I’ve also sown some new rows of lettuce and beetroot, again to have some crop continuity for what we’re harvesting right now.
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An interesting point regarding lithium batteries. I wonder how much carbon waste (not to mention other waste and pollutants) are produced to mine the lithium required and then turn it into batteries,
I was amused by the same conundrum with the nuclear industry (as I worked in it for some years). Sure, electricity produced by nuclear plants was “cleaner”, but people don’t always think about how much fuel and resources go in to mining, transporting and refining the end product. Not to mention the aftermath when the fuel rods have been depleted.
With all of these lithium batteries being used today, and what will be in use by the early 2020s, Has anyone considered what the landscape will be like with all of these spent lithium batteries laying around?
It’s like an iceberg; you only see a small portion of the problem on the surface.
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