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Mother's party [Jun. 1st, 2007|12:46 pm]
Douglas Spencer
As some of you know, I'm down here in Devon for the weekend running my mother's 70th birthday party, which occurs tonight.

I'm particularly pleased to find that all the hotel bedrooms at the venue we've chosen have a small leaflet which asks guests to turn out any lights they're not using, in order to reduce light pollution for people who are visiting the west country to look at the night sky.  Hurrah!

[User Picture]From: johncoxon
2007-06-01 12:04 pm (UTC)
Damn straight and long may it continue.
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[User Picture]From: watervole
2007-06-01 12:18 pm (UTC)
What a lovely thought!

The night sky can be such an incredible sight and we so rarely have a good view of it now.
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[User Picture]From: alex_holden
2007-06-01 12:37 pm (UTC)
Call me cynical if you like but it annoys me a little when hotels ask you to do something "because it will help the environment" and it just happens to also reduce their operating costs.

Not that reducing light pollution is a bad thing, but street lights are a far worse culprit than hotel bedrooms.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-06-01 12:43 pm (UTC)


Of course, one could just shut the curtains, thereby lessening the chances of flashes of one's naked body disturbing the indigenous population and scaring the wild life...
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[User Picture]From: timill
2007-06-01 03:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Julia WINOLJ

You really should become julia_winolj, you know...
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From: ex_the_major316
2007-06-01 05:04 pm (UTC)
I need to go and live near my family in the arse end of nowhere (just off Cheltenham). The night skies are fantastic.
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[User Picture]From: the_magician
2007-06-05 01:10 pm (UTC)

We have too much in common ...

... I spent this weekend in Devon, Woolacombe Bay in particular.
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