Saturday, June 10, 2023

Borealis at Bowral: Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years

 Swiss bring Artic Circle Borealis to Bowral

Ditch the Arctic Circle and see the Northern Lights in Bowral instead

The 9 Best Places to See the Southern Lights in Australia This Winter

Bouncing Borealis Bowral

Collette Dinnigan closes her Southern Highlands homewares shop just one year after opening after 'struggling to find staff'

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn’t Been Watered in Over 40 Years My Modern Met

       Ama Ata Aidoo (1842-2023) (sic)

       Ghanaian author Ama Ata Aidoo has passed away; see, for example, the BBC report, Ama Ata Aidoo: Ghana's famous author and feminist dies
       Three of her works are under review at the complete review:

       James Kelman profile 

       In the Irish Times Éamon Sweeney profiles James Kelman: ‘Irish writers get cushy jobs because they never challenge a single damn thing’ [updated: which, as a reader points out is actually from quite a few years back ! -- but still of interest]
       Apparently the Booker Prize winner "currently doesn't have a publisher" -- and he notes:

When it came to 1994 and the Booker Prize, the Director of Dillon's said they wouldn't stock it. They were the second largest bookseller after Waterstone's at the time. I've been on Random House and Penguin, but no one publishes me at the moment. I can't blame them, because I used to be a salesman.

       (Of course, we know what became of Dillon's .....) 

A URL on the license plates of 800,000 Maryland cars now redirects to an online casino based in the Philippines.

Which are the most expensive license plates and why?

 “But it’s not a realistic option,” he said, ” to keep moving decoys and buying gallons of [coyote] urine.”  Link here, the elk fighting culture that is Oregon.  And this: “But apparently, once an elk gets a taste for rhododendrons, it will walk miles back to town to satisfy that craving.”

Is processed food the real divide between southern and northern Europe?