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The Democracy Tree

After the Brexit vote in my own country, the American elections and the forthcoming elections in Europe, I was searching for an image which best summed up our systems of democracy. Here it is.  The Democracy Tree.  Well and truly broken.

The Democracy Tree

The Democracy Tree

The Poo Sucker

We live on a boat and people often ask us what happens to the human waste.  Here’s the answer. The waste is sucked out of the boat’s holding tank and is taken away to be disposed of correctly (and legally).  Devices such as these are known as [delightfully] ‘poo suckers.’  The poo sucking process is quick, easy and hygienic. The human waste in the holding tanks is often known as ‘black water’.  Water from the shower and sinks is known as ‘grey water’.

The Poo Sucker

The Poo Sucker

The Flakey Paint

What happens when your run a seemingly boring image through Photoshop, Topaz Labs Simplify and FX Photo Studio (the original image below).  I create a lot of my backgrounds this way. All done in about 5 minutes.  Two images if you are viewing on Reader.

The Flakey Paint

The Flakey Paint

The Flakey Paint Original

The Flakey Paint Original

The Brexit Situation and Treasonous Behaviour

Thinking about Brexit and today’s news…….this is what happens in the UK when British people are upset (one way or the other!).  John Bull (shown in the image) is the British equivalent of Uncle Sam.

Cartoon by Richard Newton (1777–1798), an English caricaturist who drew cartoons until typhus got him aged just 21.  The poster below is all to do with our King George III (see The Madness of King George) who upset the Americans so much, they declared independence (over simplification I know) but, Americans….we were only joking!

Image courtesy of Wikipedia. A spot of gaseous treason I think!

Are we starting to feel the wind of change blowing through our country again I wonder?

Treason by Richard Newton

Treason by Richard Newton

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