The Anonymous Widower

My First Christmas Snack Supper Of 2022

I saw the first of Marks & Spencer’s gluten-free Turkey Feast Christmas sandwiches in their Finsbury Pavement store today.

Note.

  1. The only allergens in the sandwich are egg and mustard.
  2. The cranberry sauce is real, but there appear ti be not enough cranberries to affect my Warfarin-controlled INR.
  3. Although the Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5 % is labelled as containing gluten, it seems to have no adverse effect on my body.
  4. I have discussed this with the brewer and they have told me, that there is so little barley in each bottle, that some might find the beer appears to be gluten-free.

I do think it the best humble sandwich, I’ve ever tasted.

November 3, 2022 Posted by | Food | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Biggleswade Wind Farm

The Biggleswade Wind Farm is a small wind farm on the East side of the East Coast Main Line, to the South of Biggleswade.

I took the pictures as I went North to Doncaster yesterday.

  • The wind farm generates 20 MW.
  • There are ten turbines.

I was sitting backwards in one of LNER’s Azuma trains.

It was in some ways an experiment to get a general wind farm picture.

November 3, 2022 Posted by | Energy | , , , , | 2 Comments

Oysters Get New Home At Eneco Luchterduinen Offshore Wind Farm

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on offshoreWIND.biz.

I have never tasted oysters, but what put me off them, was I took a client; Bob, who was the Chief Management Accountant at Lloyds Bank to Dirty Dicks. Bob had a lot of oysters and spent a weekend in Bart’s Hospital.

It turned out to be the first of many drunken meals with Bob and I learned a lot from him, about how to deal with bankers and accountants. He was one of the uncredited designers of Artemis. Thank you Bob!

I do think though that using offshore wind farms to grow food in their shelter will be something we’ll be seeing more and more.

November 3, 2022 Posted by | Computing, Energy, Finance, Food | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Orders For The Eviation Alice Pass US$ 2 Billion

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from Eviation.

This is the first paragraph.

Eviation Aircraft, a manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today announced that the order book for its world-leading nine-seater all-electric Alice airplane has passed a total value of US$ 2 billion.

$2 billion is a tidy sum and I suspect it ensures that they can now concentrate on its certification program on the way to completing Entry into Service (EIS).

It looks like the day, I will fly in an electric aircraft has come closer.

November 3, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , | Leave a comment

Homerton Hospital Is Bottom Of The List

In The Times today, there is an article, which is entitled Ambulance List Shows NHS Trust With The Worst Delays.

My local hospital is Homerton and it gets a very honourable mention.

At the other end of the scale, four trusts accepting patients by ambulance reported no delays of more than an hour, led by Homerton University Hospital in east London.

It is interesting that Homerton is down as one of the best.

My GP reckons it has improved greatly in the last few years. He also says, that they seem to have more spare capacity, than the other hospitals in the area.

The hospital removed my gallstones using endoscopy and I walked out to a waiting car. I could have taken the bus, if required.

I also had a knee X-rayed, where the GP gave me a chit and told me to just turn up unannounced in one of two specific three-hour periods. I was in and out in just over ten minutes.

Homerton seem to be thinking hard about their organisation and methods.

Could this be why they are the best on the list?

So what is our South London Mayor doing to improve transport to this much improved hospital?

He’s cutting out, one of the major bus routes to the hospital.

November 3, 2022 Posted by | Health, Transport/Travel | , , , , | 3 Comments