Timezone Weirdness

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GMT+3 timezone

I’m currently in Beirut, Lebanon. It’s a lovely city in every way – dynamic, energetic, mixed, people of all kinds, great food, great nightlife, beaches, mountains, you name it.

The timezone is weird, though. Lebanon is smack in the middle of the GMT+3 zone, but nonetheless it GMT+2 – same time as Athens or Helsinki. My flight here connected in Istanbul, Turkey. From Copenhagen I went +2 timezones, but then from Istanbul to here, I went -1, despite travelling each.
Confusing!

Brace yourself

At my house, we have a mass of purple Geranium in front, towards the street.  They are wonderful – lots of flowers from mid-May to far into the autumn.  They start flowering just as the Rhododendron are finished, and wimg_0406ith a bit of luck keep doing so until the first snow. And with very little work. I love that, long after most other flowers are go
ne, the Geranium is still going strong – green, lush, and lots of colour in front of the house. We have precious little of that around here. Continue reading

Wall of Voodoo – Ring of Fire

(I’m trying to capture some of my Facebooks posts from the “fill FB with music” thing that’s popular in August 2014. I won’t promise to do all of them here, but some are worth keeping).

Wall of Voodoo is yet another somewhat obscure band from the “new wave” / post punk era. Their pop-tinted new wave often sounded like a blend of Devo and The Stranglers. Never had much of an audience in Europe, but in particular the early albums are are definitely worth a listen if you can find them.

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