January 2011 Noteworthy News

January 2011 Noteworthy News

  There’s no doubt there’ll be plenty of news over the coming months but as the classic lyrics remind us `I read the news today, Oh boy...'   Sometimes it’s good to have a rest from the news, especially as it’s often a deep look at shallow news, only  learning such things as ` ... how many holes it [...]
High Five?

High Five?

Almost a year since we mused about wrecking;  false lights luring passing ships, the General Election has brought out lights of a different nature. Lights, Camera, Action: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly ( in more ways than one) are being played out and, after reading a  superb article by Michael Blastland   about polls [...]
October 2009 Muse and Views

October 2009 Muse and Views

Murder in the Dark  "Mama Told Me Not to Come"  sang The Animals, Three Dog Night and later Tom Jones with the Stereophonics.  Ambiguous lyrics run through and a mantra repeats that it was a Mama who had forewarned of potential trouble. The earliest version gives an air of discovering something unknown, the following version [...]
September 2009 News

September 2009 News

Market Update: The British Bankers Association has issued figures showing a Gross rise in mortgage lending of £0.3Bn for July 2009. For the same period the Net rise is shown as £1.6Bn; with £2.2Bn for June & £2.9Bn over the last six month period. Total loans for July were £9.7Bn of which £5.2Bn was represented [...]
September 2009 Muse and Views

September 2009 Muse and Views

Sins Ain’t What They Used To Be As the Roman calendar names September as simply Septem, month seven, with no reference to the usual God or hero, we’re been reminded about how barren the world of finance is of Gods and heroes and thought it would be an opportunity to give consideration to Seven, in [...]