I find this cartoon character really amusing - having worked in offices for 40 years I can recognise many of the scenes from the cartoons. Office life is certainly full of " politics " and " watch your back " etc.
There is even a web site at - www.dilbert.com/
I find some of these widgets quite fun - an amusement during a slack hour or so ..
This is a well known landmark in Heaton Park, Manchester - so well known that you tend not to notice it. It's been in the park a good many years now - I originally though it was a television or radio transmitter but now I think it's more to do with telecommunications.
Had a pleasant hours walk around the park this morning - quite warm ( for England ) and sunny - forecast for this afternoon showers ...
Not far from here on the Alicante sea front it was brought to my attention that someone had squirted cream over my haversack - this is a common trick - while you are trying to remove the cream someone runs off with this or another bag.
Today went to a small exhibition at MOSI ( Museum of Science & Industry - Manchester ).
The exhibition is about the Italian migrants who went and settled in Ancoats, Manchester in the 1800's and built up such a large community that the area became known as Little Italy.
Many were ice cream manufacturers and featured in city life for many years - others were skilled workers who made musical instruments or scientific equipment. They retained their Italian culture for quite a long time but in the 1960's the area of Ancoats was cleared of the old slum housing and the community dispersed over the city.
The story of some of the families is told - and what happened to them in the World Wars , how they worked and how they participated in the Whit Walks and retained their Italian culture.
The exhibition is free - in Building 3 ( the old station )
Normally when you arrive in Spain on the Costa Blanca you can smell a very distinctive warm musty smell which I am told is the dust.
However this time the wind must have been in the right direction and the conditions correct for a wonderful odour of orange blossom over the whole town. This is one of the plus points about Spain which attract me back to the place.
Orange and lemon groves abound on the banks of the Rio Segura - sadly some of these are being ripped up and replace by urbanisations and blocks of holiday flats..