What is it about Scottish people that makes them believe the sea won't be cold in April? They all seemed to jumping around in it, not just Phyllis.It's Arran on the horizon, btw.
Jeg ser i JP, at mange danskere nu er begyndt at lære svensk.Det glæder mig, at illusionen om, at danskere og svenskere (og nordmænd) bare kan tale deres modersmål og forvente at blive forstået, er ved at forsvinde.I min gymnasietid skulle vi læse en bog på norsk (et Ibsen-skuespil) og en på svensk (Fröken Julie af Strindberg), og vores lærer...
When I moved to Scotland five years ago, all the newspapers were full of stuff about whether the UK should replace the pound with the euro, but nobody seems to mention it any more.
I have the feeling people are quietly feeling happy and smug that the UK didn’t join, but I really don’t understand it.
The interest rate in the Eurozone is 3.75% at the moment, while it in the UK is 5.25% and about to rise. Ever since the euro was introduced eight years ago, the highest the euro interest rate has gone is 4.75%, so it’s definitely not just a temporary glitch.
The pound seems to follow the exchange rate of the euro quite closely, so the higher interest rate is not compensated for by a more export-oriented exchange rate.
Why not just ditch the pound and get cheaper mortgages?
Alas, Gordon Brown is no friend of the euro, and I wouldn’t bet the Tories introducing it, either, so I fear its introduction is at least a decade away.
My recent posting about the gold standard was perhaps a bit theoretical. I've now tried to work out exactly what the pound, the Scandinavian crown and the American dollar would have been worth today if they had still followed the link to the price of gold: In other words, a PlayStation 3 would have sold for 4£ 17s 4d in Victorian times. ;-)
Isn't this just beautiful? I find it amazing how different many things look when you see them up close.I just wish I had a super-macro lens to enable me to take photos like this!
I was getting annoyed that Firefox opened some links in new tabs, but then I found this page. Perfect!
Så fik Danmark endnu en prinsesse.Hun ser da meget sød ud, men hun ligner da mest af alt en helt normal baby, hvad hun da naturligvis også er.Men et normalt liv kan hun jo aldrig få, og da slet ikke,...
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