Monday, June 24, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019
Once they have somewhere to lay their eggs, the females go into breeding mode and stock up on blood for energy. That is when they will bite you to extract blood. Unfortunately what they leave you with is a dose of their anticoagulant that causes swelling and irritation.
If you want eliminate mosquitoes from your garden, patio or balcony, then you need to make sure there are no pools of water they could use to breed in.
Posted by Keith Willliamson at 10:02 am
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
It seems that the contest to find the replacement for Mrs May has descended into a farcical situation where each of the candidates feels the need to come clean on whether they ever took drugs. Michael Gove confessed that he took cocaine, others smoked cannabis or opium and Boris Johnson thought he might or might not have snorted cocaine - it could have been icing sugar which either did or did not go up his nose.
They all believe that, one way or another, they can deliver Brexit by Halloween or maybe not. In spite of overwhelming evidence that a “hard Brexit” would cost Britain dearly and in any case would be blocked by parliament, most say that would be their default option. The EU have categorically said that there will be no more negotiation so where does that leave us?
When Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair, Johnson said they should have had a general election to give him a mandate from the public. I wonder whether he will stick to that principle if he is elected? Indeed, will any of them risk “going to the country” to confirm their position?
Posted by Bigastroandbeyond at 8:05 pm
Monday, June 10, 2019
In an ideal world, everyone would take their bottles and plastic bags home with them but sadly we no longer live in that sort of world.
We know that plastic waste is a real danger to wildlife which is why environmental organisations are putting their weight behind this initiative.
This is not a problem confined to Bigastro. Throughout the country teams will be meeting up on the 15th June to clear up their areas of natural beauty.
All that you are asked to do is give up one hour of your time between 7:30pm and 8:30pm to help clean up the leisure zone.
As the slogan says, "we are part of the problem and part of the solution".
NB You may have noticed a team of workers in yellow vests cleaning up the roundabouts. This is an annual campaign for which Bigastro receives funding. In time they will cover the whole of the town and clean up verges pathways, parks etc including those in our urbanisation.
Friday, June 07, 2019
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
The Portuguese man o' war is a highly venomous open ocean predator that superficially resembles a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore. Each man o' war is actually a colony of several small individual organisms that each have a specialised job and are so closely intertwined that they cannot survive alone.
If you spot one, let the authorities know and DON'T RISK TOUCHING IT. Although their poison rarely kills humans, it can be extremely painful.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
The occasion is the coronation of fiesta queens in Molins and Ana is one of the three Infant Queens for 2019.
The format of the ceremony was slightly different to that in Bigastro but was equally delightful.