Monday, September 21, 2015

The Last Post...

It's time. I've decided.
I've given it serious consideration.
It's been wonderful and now it's time to say goodbye. It's time to go. And time too, to take another step back away from society.
Witnessing what is happening in the world on a daily basis is not a happy experience any more.
So much of it has become far too upsetting and depressing and it's hard not being affected by it.
Greed, speed, need and creed have got to me.
The internet is a wonderful thing. It rules the world but it's not going to rule mine.
I will miss the research, the creative writing process, but there are other things to do.
There'll be more time for fishing.
I have enjoyed immensely, the nearly seven years of writing and publishing well over two thousand posts without missing a day.
And now it's time to take my simple life
in The Flying Tortoise and simplify it further.
I have delighted in my role as a social commentator and I shall keep doing that
but with the spoken word,
performing using rhyme and guitar.
I want to thank you all very much for following, for commenting and being part of this blog and my life for the last long time and for visiting here many thousands of times each week.
And millions of times over the years.
I am just completing my first seventy years and am looking forward to doing some things differently in the next seventy.
I will feel lost for a while I'm sure.
This blog has been a big part of my life over these last few years.
And so too has your wonderful feedback and the many complimentary and encouraging emails. Life will feel strange without this blog.
But I will find myself and perhaps catch up with you somewhere somehow again too.
I will miss you very much. And life moves on.
My love and best wishes to you all...

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Bertie May Be The Fastest Tortoise In The World But He Can't Fly...

Bertie may just have broken a thirty seven year record becoming the fastest tortoise on the planet and racing his way into the Guinness Book of Records by sprinting 5.48 meters in an amazing 19.59 seconds, watch out Usain Bolt, but he can't fly.
There's only one tortoise who can do that...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Waiting At A Bus Stop In Russia Can Be An Interesting Experience...

Canadian photographer and traveler Christopher Herwig returned to what was the Soviet Union a decade ago to photograph the architectural oddities that are Russia's bus stops.
There's more here but these roadside waiting pavilions are the legacy of many of the vast region's local artists and architects striving to express themselves through their art...

Friday, September 18, 2015

What A Wonderful Housebus...

Can you imagine it.
What a wonderful housebus this beautiful
old girl could be transformed into.
Imagine the rich all wooden interior, the bed there, a bath perhaps, certainly a little wood stove to keep warm by and to cook on.
I can see it now...

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

This Tiny Camper Expands To Three Times Its Size At The Touch Of A Button...

It had to happen.
People want small and big at the same time.
And supposing the electrics function properly and reliably, by pushing a button, Beauer's tiny teardrop styled camper goes from 43sq ft to 129sq ft in a moment or less. If the electrics work. You've heard of Murphy's Law.
There's more about this here
if you'd like to know more.
And then there's their expandable van concept...