James Miller


Tuesday, April 27, 2004


Scientifically Green

We have to be scientifically green, which means that we don’t spend fortunes on feel-good schemes that are green-negative.

For instance, why build wind turbines, which cost a lot to build, when it would be better to not generate the electricity in the first place, if we had better insulation and more efficient equipment.

One thing that always gets left out is broadband. I would travel much less, if I could have proper broadband, where I live and work. Which is at home! Just think how much energy we’d save if a lot more people did what I’ve done for nearly thirty years!

And don’t forget the Americans and their ridiculous waste of energy!

Read Bjorn Limburg – Superb and very scientifically green.

Saturday, April 24, 2004


Lighting, Lighting, Lighting

My wife and I are very fit travellers in our middle-50’s.

We have one gripe that seems to inflict three out of four hotels we stay in! The lighting is just too dim!

The best without doubt was the Brandeburger Hof in Berlin. We’d rate this as the best city hotel we’ve stayed in and we’ve stayed at supposedly some of the best and most expensive.

Friday, April 23, 2004


Britain's Shame

If I had a dog and locked him up without exercise and without giving him proper treatment, I would be arrested.

How come that Blunkett wants us to treat prisoners in Belmarsh in the same way and not even tell them why they are there!

On this St. George’s Day, I feel ashamed to be British!

Monday, April 19, 2004


Dunlop Tennis Tournaments in the 50's

In the 1950’s and 60’s Dunlop used to sponsor a series of tournaments all round the country at places like Southport, Torquay, Frinton etc.

Does anybody have any information on these tournaments? Or any of the posters and handbills?

The reason is that as a child, I used to work weekends and during the holidays at my father’s printing firm in Wood Green. He used to print the handbills used to publicise the tournaments. And I used to set the type!

I would love a copy of one, if any still exist!