Maryhill Park is a district of quiet streets beside Maryhill Park itself and the reason why I know this is due to the fact I've cycled through here several times on bike tours taking in Bearsden, multiple city parks, plus the Kelvin walkway, following that river out into the countryside in a green ribbon circular tour. So I knew it was handy to park here.
I'm much more concerned by the imminent loss of cash in the UK and worldwide- paper/ plastic notes and coins. It may be more convenient for some but the ramifications are huge. I can see why governments and big business want it...- a no brainer for them.... far greater control over every aspect of people's lives, gathering every crumb of information possible on you from birth to death... forever- which is what the internet is rapidly evolving into- a huge spy and propaganda machine. Not to mention the millions of jobs wiped out for folk collecting and counting cash, security guards to watch money, transaction services, the elderly, people that just like using it etc- to be exchanged for what----- jobs handing out paper towels in toilets, delivering meals by bike, pushing buttons in an office every day, or washing endless lines of cars. And what if the electronic services go down, either through hacking or something more unpredictable, like a solar pulse- what do we do then? It's sensible to keep cash movement as a back up at least for folk still wanting to use it, I certainly prefer it for most small everyday items but we may not have a choice in that. Smart technology increasingly monitors every movement you make, indoors or out, every purchase, every trip, gathering personal info, your beliefs and opinions, how much money you have or have not, are you susceptible to advertising, easily intimidated/bribed/deceitful/honest- all data that can be collected, stored, sold or used. An intrusive KGB society by the back door.
And now to give something back.
Watched a TV film recently I really enjoyed. Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Sam Neill and Julian Dennison star in an offbeat New Zealand adventure in the bush country. Very funny, great scenery, great acting from everyone and an inspired script. In some ways this may even have been inspired by Moonrise Kingdom, another film I love, as some of the music is shared with that, but this is also a cracking film in its own right- full of twists, excitement and surprises. Amazingly, the full film is on You Tube in HD but it helps greatly if you have a decent sized screen/ monitor to watch it on as the scenery is outstanding and a cast member it its own right, just like M.K.. Well worth it. It may be on again on UK TV shortly as they often repeat the good stuff- if so its worth catching.... or you can watch it here. (occasional swearing and animals getting killed so 12 years and above at a guess for viewing. It is a family film though and a very good one. You only need to watch the first five minutes of this to get the gist of it- and a laugh.... without giving anything away concerning the plot.
A very unexpected treat. It's only every so often you see a film like this that gets away from the normal routine fare on television. I live for these moments. Never accept the mundane.............. unless you're getting paid for it.