N O1
Soppy time already?
n bees gery
Another one of Gerry’s great wildlife pics…
Bloody Scottish weather.
n #Kolugljúfur canyon
Kolugljufur Canyon, Iceland.
n lion
Leo doesn’t want to get up.
n 1st dog
France’s First Dog
n O'Connel st
O’Connell Street, Dublin.
n portree
Portree, Skye.
n qfc1
There’s that damned bridge again, covered in Saltires.
All for one, and one for all.
n barras 1954
The Baras… any idea when?
n iceland
Field of lupins in Iceland.
n bee eater
Bee Eater.
n duck
Happy families.
n dinnr
I’d like to draw it to your attention that if my bowl were full of food (which it is not) I wouldn’t be able to hold it like this!
n whale shark
Whale shark.
mmmm Breakfast…
Baby Emus.
n bridhe
Did I mention I’m fond of these three bridges.
n or2
OK…that’s yer lot till next week. I’m off to Panda Paws’ for my lunch! She’s a sucker for a pretty orange face.




Opening in 2017, the 2.7 km Queensferry Crossing will be the longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge in the world

So, the clever people at the Foreign office put this picture on Twitter with the above text.

Clearly, they are talking about the new bridge, the Queensferry Crossing, which as you can see, wasn’t even started when this photograph was taken. The bridge in the forefront of this picture is, as we all know, the rail bridge. It was opened in 1890. It is a single cantilever, the second longest in the world after the Pont de Québec spanning the Hudson between Sainte Foy and Lévis in Canada.


Just why the Foreign Office chose that picture is rather beyond me. A computer generated image of the future bridge would surely have been a better idea. And, some of us might question why they seem so proud of a bridge that they had nothing to do with designing, building or indeed funding.

It’s also worth a little chuckle that they designated its length in the hated kilometres of the hated EU. Weird that!

But don’t worry about their lack of knowledge, my Twitter mate, “Taylor” put them right in his own inimitable way!

Language warning.

you didn’t design, nor did you have anything to do with the funding of it. *AND* that’s the wrong fucking bridge ya nugget.

UPDATE: Just noticed this on Twitter!!!



Shaun Retweeted Foreign Office (FCO)

With this level of cock-up one thing is clear – MUST resign. Enough with separation. Day job!