It’s been a bit quiet over the past few days – partly due to El Barto suffering some downtime and Natasha, Alex Trafford and the others going off to Barcelona for a week. I’ve been sleeping late, and so yes, it’s been quiet.
But elsewhere in the world things have been continuing as normal! Or not, as Live 8 proved today. Bob Geldof’s message I think is important here – when he says “This is not Live Aid 2.” It’s not about a burst of charity centred around a pop concert that won’t do anything for Africa in the long term – it’s about what “eight rich white guys” decide to do on Wednesday. So whether you like Bob Geldof or not (he has his moments) for god’s sake at least sign the list. Aid is important – but so is dropping the debt and most of all, fair trade. Which all ties in with the EU’s budget dilemmas, as I’ve said before.
I’m also unusually excited about Saturn. Not because it’s rings have their own atmosphere – although they do, and that’s cool – but because it appears to be slowing down.
“Saturn is rotating seven minutes more slowly than when probes measured its spin in the 70s and 80s – an observation experts cannot yet explain.”
Slowing down!? That’s not good! Today Saturn, Tomorrow Earth. And if that happens, we might have to go to school and\or for even longer each day. Think about it.
And finally – advance warning – I’ll be on the Brent\Eton Summer School from Monday till Saturday (which I’ve got mixed feelings about, but more of that in DomSez.) So if you try to comment on this blog during that time, it’ll be held in a moderation queue. If you email me, don’t assume it’ll be read until the weekend. If Saturn explodes, send me a text.