I have been so distracted by the events of the world this week that I have forgotten to post. There has been the economic events in the US and Europe and the riots in the UK and the ripple effects of all this. There have been other events that haven’t been quite mainstream (at least not in my world) like the aircraft carrier that the Chinese have refurbished/finished putting together, and is now out and about in the world, and another earthquake in Japan in the same region of that devastating one in March.
I think I may have an un-natural obsession with the news, however I do like to know what is going on in the world as the ripple effect of events can be far reaching. It is not only the events of something just up the road that affects us, like the horse that died of Hendra virus a bit ago and we had Bio-Security come and visit us on our little piece of land, but events on the other side of the world like the economic turmoil going on right now, don’t want to look at what that has done to our superannuation.
However, in between all this world distraction, life goes on.
I had a lovely lunch with friends on Tuesday, life sure is good when you can eat great food (lovingly made by one of the wonderful friends) and enjoy the company of intelligent, funny women.
I went a loaded up the car the other day with more fencing stuff, so hopefully we can finish of the boundary fence and then in a couple of weeks put on the front gate. I also got more chicken wire to fence off more of the garden so I can plant more stuff (I am a bit behind with this as I need to fence first), we will also be putting wire around some of our tree as the chooks just love scratching around them and the trees are too little to cope yet. The ones we will put wire around are some of the natives, the tamarinds and probably the passionfruit, luffa and chokos.
ON OTHER MATTERS
Where does the radioactive waste from Fukushima go? Are they doing enough? On reading this article, it doesn’t seem like they are.
Here is a post at Penniless Parenting that I completely agree with about wooden toys. Plastic is toxic and doesn’t last for as long and when you play with wooden toys you can feel the difference in quality. I don’t really play with toys, much, however I do know what will last and what is not poisonous and I believe it is worth it to pay a bit more and in the long run it does work out cheaper.
Here are a couple of articles relating to China’s new aircraft carrier,for those who missed it, “China's refitted aircraft carrier platform sets sail for first sea trial” and another here from The Courier Mail.