n baby-orangutan2
They woke me up to do the welcome thing, and I couldn’t find my comb!
n anarctic waters
Weird recently discovered plants and animals in Antarctican waters.
N amalfi
n ball python
Bug-eyed Ball Python.
n bzzzzzzzz
Buzzing round the flowers and trees; drifting on the gentle breeze; what a way to spend your day, buzzing your whole life away!
n california
California, believe it or not.
n pigs
Cold? Us? Don’t be silly.
n Castello Ducale di Corigliano Calabro
It’s either Castello Ducale di Corigliano Calabro or the staircase to Munguin’s private erm… facilities!
n cat540
One was very thirsty!
n dogs
Room for a little one?
n chrome hill peak districs
Chrome Hill, Peak Disrict, England.
n qizai brown panda
Brown Panda. Thought to be the world’s only example, he was abandoned by his mother and bullied by the other pandas. It’s not only humans that can’t see past colour.
n k
You have a nice day…
n japan
Autumn in Japan.
n robbie
Wee Robbie again.
n sheep
Baaaaah (Humbug).
n lamb
When I got the job as sheepdog I thought I’d be running around herding them. Not playing nursemaid.
n swiss1
Don’t the Swiss have some funny looking buildings?
n valentine
Ah, well, it was Valentine’s day, and I’d forgotten to get anything…
n babyor
Hope you enjoyed it… Have a nice Sunday.



So Nigel sent a tweet at 5.58…
And at 5.59 this happened.


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…According to a report in the Daily Mirror

So there you have it… a life beyond Free Healthcare, Social Security and notably, given that he’s Housing Minister, a life beyond COUNCIL HOUSING!

Most interestingly, the group wanted to see Workhouses for debtors. Crickey!


Now that is Jacob Rees Mogg territory… 18th century, where Mogg belongs.

But Rabb is a minister.

And that is frightening.

Once we are out of the EU, all bets are off if this lot stay in power.

Independence anyone?


…  because the BBC and STV have apparently been over it like a rash. And doubtless, the tabloids will be giving 7+ pages each tomorrow.

Thousands and thousands of people, it appears, turned out to meet the royal couple (only they aren’t a royal couple yet and it was hundreds and hundreds … or sort of).


In truth, there wasn’t a huge turnout, as these photographs show.

I’ve seen a couple of quotes in reports. One was from a couple of elderly ladies who had travelled from Newcastle in England, because this was a treat and they didn’t get much in the way of royal visits there. (To each her own.)  The other was a grad student from Monterey in Mexico.


But, of course, I’m sure there were many Scots there, and if I hadn’t lost the will to live,  and persevered with reading, I’m sure I would have seen some quotes from them in the text, doubtless frothing over their royalnesses, and the tartan coat Princess Harry to be somewhat patronisingly wore. But I can’t help thinking that the press rather overdid the estimates of the number of admirers, just as they tend to underestimate the numbers that turn up at an independence rally or indeed the rally in London about NHS England, which, I’m told, went largely ignored.



Someone on Twitter commented that the numbers at the castle weren’t terribly much more than you would expect for tourists at this time of the year.



The royals are extremely rich. Some recent estimates of the family’s fortune have been as high as £40 billion, and although I’m sure they are guesswork, it still seems to me that they can afford the wedding without getting a payday loan from Wonga. So maybe the wedding money would be better spent on the NHS or trying to find homes for the homeless.

After all, we don’t pay for any other Tom, Dick or Harry to get wed, why would we pay for this one? I don’t think that any members of it should have their weddings paid for by us but certainly not as far down as 5th in line.

You may or may not wish to sign the petition here. It won’t, of course, make any difference at all. Theresa will still throw as much money at it as is required. It’s going to be a distraction from Brexit reality for the masses and   heaven knows she needs that. However, it’s the gesture that counts.



The Daily Star is reporting that Barack and Michelle Obama have been invited to the wedding.  But given that the Daily Star prints even more ridiculous garbage than the Express and the Mail and that wrapping your fish supper in it is an insult to the poor dead fish and the potatoes which were dug out of the ground,  I’d take that with a pinch of salt (and vinegar?).

It would be interesting if he did though. Can you imagine Trumpy’s orange face going red as he stropped? It would be worth contributing a couple of quid for the wedding just to see that!




Our old mate, Niko, posted on the last article.

I’ve known Niko (as a commentator and blogger) since 2009 when I started the original Munguin’s Republic.

He has always been a staunch unionist. And that was fine. There has been banter back and forth between him and many Munguinites, mostly good-natured… mostly! But no matter what happened he stuck rigidly to his belief that Scotland was better off in the UK.!&2

So, to put it mildly, it was a surprise …well, nay, a shock, when he announced today that he would:

“… take down my beloved Union Flag
roll it up place it in my bottom drawer

And fly the saltire join the yes brigade
but (never ever the SNP) and walk away
from the Union and never ever look back

As I said, in reply to his post… Welcome, Niko. I hope you find a political niche which will reflect your values, whether in Labour for Yes, or the Greens, or another YES group. It’s not that easy to change your mind about something as profound as this and it takes not a little guts to put it out there, especially on a pro-independence blog.

Anyway, you can read all of Niko’s comment on the last post.

The main reasons for his move from No to Yes are laid out there. You may as well read his version as any summary I would make.

If we had voted for independence we wouldn’t be in this mess. And, as Business for Scotland points out in this analysis, we’d be quids in.

Let’s not make the same mistake again. And little by little, step by step, we will get there.

One person moving over from No to Yes is important. We should celebrate it.


Still, it’s not all bad. In a few weeks’ time Mrs May has promised to lay out what her government (and Arlene’s) is expecting/demanding/begging for… whatever, from the EU. Then, that done, she should probably put in her Article 50 letter, and that will give us 18 months to sort it all out.

What’s that you say?


Oh dear!















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