‘A History of Scotland’ fits a lot into a wee publication. I figured it would be useful to upload for those looking for quick information. It would also make a great wee learning-at-home tool during this time of quarantine, while the schools are shut. Don’t think this is only useful for those still undergoing their education, however. I’ve learned a few things from this book and I encourage folk with a desire to learn a wee bit of Scottish history to give it a look-in.


Sun Elevation for Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Science Data:
Min Elevation: -43.41 @ 00:20
Max Elevation: 25.36 @ 12:20
Sunrise @ 7:09am
Sunset @ 5:36pm
Length of Daylight: 10 hours, 27 minutes

Calton Hill, a magnificent place to enjoy the sunset in Edinburgh. 🌇😍
📷 Sony Alpha 7 |||
🔭 Sony 70-300mm G
#scotland #edinburgh #caltonhill

As a young man living in the Netherlands, I was struck by a photo I saw on a wall in a Dutch Museum. It showed thousands of Jews getting into cattle cars - there were only 4 German soldiers and none were pointing their rifles at anybody.

There was more to the story than I had been taught and it started a lifelong study of life in Germany leading up to the war from about 1930.

The similarities in the UK right now are startling - be of no doubt of the direction Westminster is taking us.

Anyone who's read The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, will know the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything, is 42.
As a point of trivia, 42 is the ASCII code for *, which is the wildcard for anything you like.
Douglas Adams knew this, so the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, is anything you like.

I think I need to take a step back from twitter today. Some really strong justifiable emotions flying around.


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