It's a bug's life
Well, not in my house anyway. I came home to find that a year's supply of joss sticks had been burned by 'er indoors to get rid of the mozzies. Tomorrow night she plays hostess to the street's housewives for the monthly arisan
. This is a sort of pot luck credit union; snacks are provided and everyone chips in Rp.30,000 (about £2) and someone takes home the pot. Kids run riot and Dads go down to the pub or, in my case, D's Place in Blok M
I gently reminded her that today is the start of National Insect Week
, so she should desist from bugging them. And, as we keep telling those con merchants who regularly come to the gate offering, for a hefty fee, to spray our garden with our water to get rid of our nyamuk
(lengthen the 'a' and it's onomatopeic), we don't have any anyway. But Peter Lahiff does
Before I got washed up on these shores, I was very active in the then Ecology Party. At two or three national conferences I argued against a name change to the Green Party,
mainly because of the connotation of naivety. Which we were then. So how nice to see that the Green's are now a respected political force
in the UK. And many congrats to my former fellow Lambeth activist, Jean Lambert
, on retaining her seat as a London Member of the European Parliament.
So where's the Indonesian Green (+ Red and White) Party?
Whilst researching for my posts, I generally go by what appear to be interesting headlines. Today I must thank various sub-editors for totally misleading me.
For example, is this yet another story about corruption?
Tax take reaches Rp 85.7t
And how salacious is this article?
Swelling interest in porn gets official hot under collar
Now for a correction