Tag: economy

  • Elephants, chopsticks and the economy

    Watching the Tory government over the past few weeks has been like watching an elephant try to pick up marbles with chopsticks. It would be quite funny except that we all now have to pay the price of their blunder with higher mortgage rates which are likely to last for years. Just three weeks of […]

  • A bird feeder and 50% off eating out

    A bird feeder and 50% off eating out

    The bird feeder in our backyard fell apart so we replaced it with one of those feeders that sticks to the outside of your window. They’re made in the UK by Meripac. I stuck it on the window yesterday and within hours there were birds there. Here’s a picture of it with three birds (the […]

  • There’s no escaping the trade-off

    It was kind of surreal to see headlines this week like, “Prime Minister is breathing on his own” and “Prime Minster able to take short walks“. No one could ever have imagined this a couple of months ago. The latest news is that the Prime Minister appears to be recovering and has left intensive care. […]

  • Scotland’s renewable energy industry employs more than 17,000 people

    Scotland’s renewable energy industry employs more than 17,000 people

    Scotland’s renewable energy industry employs more than 17,000 people and had a turnover of £5.5 billion in 2017. Among the exporters are renewable energy consultancyfirm Green Cat Renewables, based in Biggar, South Lanarkshire, which opened an office in Alberta, Canada, in 2017. Technology developed by Glasgow software company Smarter Grid Solutions is being used in Germany, the […]