Redux: Shortwave ‘Pirate’ Radio in the time of Covid-19 provides much needed entertainment and reminiscence

*For writing on a similar theme, please visit: https://ukshortwavefreeradiomemories.blogspot.com/ Aged in my early teens in the Autumn of 1990, little could I have known that randomly tuning around the international shortwave bands on a basic analogue radio one Sunday morning would spark a hobby that has, albeit intermittently, endured to this day. Already moderately aware…

Will the intervention of Covid-19 inadvertently prevent environmental encroachment, or merely represent a stay of execution?

In the immediate term Austria's delayed ski season is due to begin on Christmas Eve or January 7th, depending on the resort. Where the Soelden ski area in the Oetztal aims to reopen for business in 12 days' time, further up the valley in Obergurgl and Vent, the slopes expect to receive guests after many…

Mired in mediocrity the EFL Championship affords little preparation for the culture shock awaiting those promoted from it

The English Football League(EFL) Championship: highly competitive, much of a muchness, or of such a poor standard that it is merely rearing the next battery farmed, low quality fodder for next season's Premier League? Notwithstanding the enforced Covid-19 break the Championship season is roughly at the mid-April stage, a point where the league table has…

Blogging with purpose, not for self-importance

I do not take credit for this - please see the link below for intellectual property details - but if ever Blogging could for many people be summed up so perfectly, it would go something like this: Blogging: "Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few"…