Thursday, October 20, 2011

Will Self on wind turbines


I've always enjoyed Will Self's books and newspaper articles. Always incredibly eloquent and seemingly forming his own opinions based on reason rather than dogma. I'm happy to hear his view on wind turbine development has been unaffected by the endless shite that is churned around the Daily Mail and The Telegraph (click on links for examples). 

This programme is well worth a listen- I particularly like the section between 7-8 mins where he puts into context the undeniable contradiction that is the 'NIMBY'. Not sure how long it will be available on BBC iPlayer so if the link doesn't work- I apologise.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Anglesey exploration

I've spent the last week up in Anglesey, North Wales. We were staying at my parent's house in Rhoscolyn, a small village on the south coast of Holy Island. 

Despite having visited the area 3 or 4 times a year since I can remember, I've never managed to fully explore the island. That is until this last week when it was just Hannah and I exploring further afield. I can't believe how much I've been missing out on. There are so many beautiful beaches on every side of the island, quite often with no one on them but us. 

We visited Newborough, Church Bay, Rhosneigr, Portmeirion (not technically Anglesey), Beaumaris, Red Wharf Bay, Moelfre and  Borthwen. All of which we highly recommend. I've made a little video of our week: