Woken early by low flying jet planes which made me think back to my childhood when there was a lot of fear about conflict, with the 'Iron Curtain' between the Communist Bloc countries and the West, and a nuclear arsenal which seemed ready to be used at a moments notice. Over the intervening decades things have become a bit more peaceful, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and a relatively peaceful European situation, despite conflicts in the Balkans. But with Trump with his finger on the trigger in the US, I'm not feeling as safe as I used to, and the UK 'leaving Europe' doesn't help either.
But they were just planes, not warheads or bombers..........
The rest of the day was peaceful. I went to buy Yesterbake bread and
get something from the chemist, did some log stacking and then took
Howard's bike to Cycle Heaven to see if I could get a new back wheel or
have the axle replaced, then visited Pauline who was pleased to see me
and gave me her compostables to deal with. I picked up more compostables
on the way home and did assorted outdoors work.
In the evening I re-arranged this blog a bit and started putting together a new segment for Extinction Radio.