|Horses on the horizon|
Isle of Man !
I know someone on the Isle of Man, but I'm not aware of knowing anyone in Ukraine or Poland, or most of those countries, so "Thank You" for taking an interest!
|Local (and free) lawn trimmers.|
And with Spring will come penguins, elephant seals, albatrosses and tourists!
|Penguin beach near Stanley|
|White Rose of Yorkshire bunting|
|"You can always tell a Yorkshireman...... but you can't tell 'im much!" Friends give up time down t'pit and whippet training to attend Yorkshire Day celebrations.....|
|The hall overflows with discarded footwear.....A Falklands tradition.|
If you want to test your knowledge of Yorkshire, there's a Yorkshire Quiz from the famous regional newspaper -
|Yorkshire exports......now empty.|
Meanwhile, there have been some equinoctial storms heralding the arrival of Spring. One of these damaged one of the many wrecks in Stanley Harbour. The Jhelum has rested on the shallow water for about 100 years, but suffered badly in the recent gales.
|Jhelum timber points to the wreck. The Sun sculpture behind.|
|Jhelum this week after the storm|
|Jhelum last year after 100 years on the spot.|
|Half a bridge|
|Previously the main route across East Falklands|
On the wildlife front, summer visitors are beginning to return to breed. Unfortunately, one King penguin has been found on a local beach covered in oil.
|Penguin-feeding training. Open wide!|
|The alternative to TV.|
The Government here has agreed to commission a memorial to Mrs Thatcher, who is held in high respect here, after all she did for the Islanders in 1982. My office window, on Thatcher Drive (!), should have a good view of the memorial when it's built. Photo to follow....
Next time - how a rat won first prize at the Craft Fair, and whether anything is worn under the kilt!