After about 15 years working in the meat industry, butcher Brian Kavanagh found he was concealing a secret.


Much of his adult life had been spent shaping, slicing and trimming animal products by the slab without a qualm – a career that began when he was just 16 in a small family-run butcher in Burnside, South Lanarkshire.

But as he stood silent behind the meat counter in Morrisons supermarket, aged 33, Brian couldn’t quite find the words to tell colleagues he had become vegan.

“I kept it to myself,” he said. “I didn’t tell anyone because I was worried about them making jokes. Before I just looked at it as a piece of meat going on a dinner plate but then you see it as an animal and not just a steak.

“I was a bit depressed, it just didn’t feel good, so I had to leave.”

Brian said becoming a butcher was the first job he picked at the Job Centre as a teenager – and it was “just something to keep my dad quiet”.

As an adult, he said eating meat such as steak or chicken was routine and he would often buy meat from work for convenience.


Vegan butcher

He first considered giving up animal products when his wife Rebecca became vegan, but it was the animal welfare documentary Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, that finally pushed him to make the change.

The award-winning film, directed by Shaun Monson, contains footage of the conditions inside factory farms. Now Brian, his wife and his two children, age nine and six, stick to a plant-based diet.

“Me and the kids would have separate meals from my wife,” he said. “Now it’s so much easier doing it together.”

Brian, who is now 36, gave in his notice to Morrisons and was eventually hired at the Glasgow base of Sgaia’s Vegan Meats, founded by Hilary Masin and Alberto Casotto.

“I was worried my background and my story might put them off, and they wouldn’t want someone who was a meat butcher for 15 years,” he said.

“But they were really excited about it and wanted me just as much as I wanted to work there.”

He now calls himself a vegan butcher.

By blending a combination of soy, gluten and spices, Sgaia’s creates a number of vegan products which they call ‘mheats’ – from staples like streaky bacon and burgers to more specialised foods such as charcuterie.

The firm supplies a number of restaurants and kitchens in Glasgow – including the pop-up Durty Vegan Burger Club.

The job transition was a worry for Brian but quickly soon after joining he helped to launch one of its most popular products – the vegan lorne sausage.

He said: “Making sausages was a big part of being a butcher. Once I saw how the [vegan] base was made I thought it would be interesting to try to play about with that and create a lorne sausage.

“All the feedback has been really good. We took it to a festival and some people were coming back two or three times.”

Recent years have seen a large rise in small food manufacturers marketing their products as a new form of meat, despite resistance around the world.

In the US, last week, the governor of South Dakota signed legislation that required “fake meat” products to be appropriately labelled as it “misled” consumers.

It came after the US Cattlemen’s Association lodged a petition calling for an official definition of “beef” and “meat” in 2018.

France has also banned labelling vegan or vegetarian products as a meat item to avoid confusion.

But regardless of labels, Brian claimed his own lifestyle changes have brought him nothing but happiness.

He said: “My skin was the first thing I noticed. I always had spots until I was 30, but my skin became a lot clearer. I feel clearer in the mind too.

“It’s that psychological thing – you eat something healthy, you feel good.”




Sources :


Le Manneken-Pis, la fontaine bruxelloise qui gaspillait son eau (vidĂ©o)

Le Manneken-Pis, la fontaine bruxelloise

#Bruxelles #Mannekenpis #Belgium #Belgique

Etrange et Insolite

À Bruxelles, les touristes viennent en nombre pour voir le Manneken-Pis uriner de l’eau. Mais la ville Ă©tait loin de se douter que ce petit jet gĂ©nĂ©rait un grand gaspillage.

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Never judge


No words, no talks, no lessons

Just watch please those 2 videos.

Such emotions…



L’image du jour : Acadie dans le Maine, USA (vidĂ©o)

Etrange et Insolite

Acadia National park est une aire de loisirs de la cĂŽte Atlantique de 47 000 acres principalement sur l’üle des monts dĂ©serts du Maine. Son paysage est marquĂ© par des forĂȘts, des plages rocheuses et des pics de granit Ă©rodĂ©s, le glacier comme Cadillac Mountain, point culminant de la cĂŽte est des États-Unis. Parmi la faune sont les orignaux, les ours, les baleines et les oiseaux de mer.

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So , okay, I’m an island girl.

renxkyoko's space


I was taken aback when a co-worker asked me where I was born
  I answered the Philippines, of course
 then he said, ” I mean, on what island .?????” I thought for a minute before replying
 Luzon Island ???


I  told him I’d  always thought of my birthplace  as a country and not an island   ( if that makes sense). Well, the Philippines is comprised of 7, 641 islands ( or 7, 107  at  high tide, ha ha ) , and though I find  his question  a bit strange, I have to admit it   makes  sense
  After all, the former name of the Philippines was  Las Islas Filipinas ( as a Spanish colony.. .. islas means islands ) , Philippine Islands ( as  American colony) , Commonwealth of the Philippines, ( still American colony) , then Republic of the Philippines ( after independence)


So, I ran off to tell my Filipino co-worker and she was

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Cottage Bakery & Cafe – Pembina Highway

Dining with Donald

Every so often I run across a place, and wonder to myself, how did I miss this place for so long. Cottage Bakery on Pembina Highway is one such place. I lived just off Pembina and McGillivray for the best part of nine years. I was about four blocks from Cottage Bakery and yet somehow never managed to visit. In the end, my first visit came about 15 years after I left the area, because I needed change for the bus. I simply bought a coffee to go. However, that first visit was enough to convince me that I wanted and needed to return.

Cottage Bakery sign The sign on the blackboard on the north wall of Cottage Bakery.

Now it is possible That I dropped in once to pick up something in a hurry, but don’t remember having done so. What’s interesting, as the sign shown above indicates, I’ve been missing a

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DĂ©couvrez la Russie autrement : visitez l’üle d’Olkhon en SibĂ©rie! — Moi et mes zĂšles

VoilĂ  un endroit qui m’aura ravi le cƓur et l’esprit et dont je dois absolument vous parler! Cherchant un peu le calme et fuyant quelque peu les endroits trop frĂ©quentĂ©s ou tout du moins un tourisme de masse, je suis partie en Hiver pour dĂ©couvrir ce lieu si paisible. J’ai eu l’occasion d’y observer une faune et une flore incroyable et d’y faire des rencontres inoubliables

via DĂ©couvrez la Russie autrement : visitez l’üle d’Olkhon en SibĂ©rie! — Moi et mes zĂšles



rod best 5
Over the years Rod Best has been involved in training and
developing of singers and musicians as well as writing music
arrangements for small stage band through to large
orchestras, direction of major musical productions and song

He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of
Music in Jazz Improvisation and Advanced Arranging,
developing a wealth of experience in composition and
arrangement in jazz and contemporary keyboarding styles.
He has also studied under some great Australian jazz piano
players including Tony Ansell, Mike Nock, Michael
Bartolomei, Chuck Yates, Judy Bailey, Dave Fennell, Vince
Genova and Kevin Hunt.

He studied at Jazz Worx in Brisbane and received an Associate Diploma in Jazz.

Rod is married to Jan and lives in Queensland, Australia.


Rod has released five instrumental albums called “Best Of Smooth”,
“The Best of Rod Best”,  “Groove On”,   “A Peaceful Place”
and  “The Next Level”  as well as a number of instrumental
singles including

“Sweet Emotion”,

“In the Groove”,

“Move ‘n’Groove”,

“Besty’s Bossa”,

“Lazy Days”,

“Turn Up the Heat”,

“Lasting Impression”,

“Going Places”,

“High Energy”,

“Piano Groove Time”,

“Smooth As”,

“Listen Up Now”,

and “A Good Note”

He has also completed a collaboration EP project with
“Light of Love” from Chicago called

“The Best Of Christmas”.

the best of christmas ROD BEST

the best of christmas ROD BEST

All Rod’s music is available at www.rodbestmusic.com

or from iTunes, CD Baby, Apple Music, Songtradr, Spotify or



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As we do ( from time to time ) we communicate to our readers and listeners,  the last stats of our 2 webradios ( Internet radio Stations)

For February, we have just received the stats concerning “RadioSatellite” for February 2019

Images show us , listeners by country. ( Number of listeners )


Everyone of you will find his / her country on the list (hope that we have listeners in your country )


Comme nous le faisons, de temps en temps, nous vous communiquons les chiffres des stats concernant nos webradios ( Radio en ligne sur internet )

Cette fois, ci, nous communiquons les chiffres de “RadioSatellite”

Les chiffres indiquent le nombre d’auditeurs / d’auditrices par pays.


Chacune / chacun d’entre vous, chers lecteurs, auditeurs, pourra retrouver son pays sur la liste ( En espĂ©rant que nous avons des auditeurs dans votre pays)





2TOP 21 A 40


3TOP 41 A 60

4TOP 61 A 85

5TOP 86 A 110

6TOP 111 A 130

7TOP 131 A 151




The Commery family : Nous les avons dĂ©couvert au dĂ©tour d’un zapping sur TIKTOK


Nous vous laissons en leur compagnie : De pĂšre en filles : GĂ©nĂ©rations d’artistes et de belles voix Ă  Ă©couter


Il s’agit d’un pĂšre et ses 2 filles


While zapping on TIKITOK, we found this family. In fact, it’s a special family playing music professionally 


You can follow them on TIKTOK: 


2 Samples of their videos.







The Commery Family

La terre est plate?

La terre est plate pour certains : Organisation d’une croisiĂšre pour le prouver ?

La « Flat Earth International Conference Â» veut prouver au monde entier, Ă  la terre « notamment Â» ( !!) que cette derniĂšre est plate.

Pour ce faire, une croisiÚre sera organisée en 2020 qui le prouvera (ait )

La croisiĂšre n’est autre qu’un paquebot hyper luxe incluant tous les services gastronomiques et ludiques relevant de cette catĂ©gorie.

Malgré toutes les incohérences de leur logique, les partisans de la terre plate persistent dans leur projet.

Entretemps, la croisiĂšre annoncĂ©e ne pourra qu’ĂȘtre payante.

A chacun sa foi, sa croyance, ses convictions.

Il faut de tout pour faire ce monde et peupler « la terre Â» qu’elle soit plate, ronde ou triangulaire.

Photo : Source National Geographic

Family dinner

Family dinner

DĂźner de famille





Family Dinner

Webradio RadioSatellite


ScÚnes de ménages est un sitcom français , relatant des séquences de vie au quotidien de plusieurs ménages.


Les ménages sont divers et assez fantasques souvent.

Des couples de tous les ùges, de toutes catégories sociales et culturelles.

De quoi brasser relativement large entre les couples vivant en zone urbaine

Et ceux vivant en zone rurale.

ScÚnes de ménages

ScÚnes de ménages



Les séniors de la série : Huguette et Raymond.

Leur trait principal (commun ) qui les caractĂ©rise : Le scinisme ( sympa), la mĂ©chancetĂ© gratuite envers leurs voisins, envers leurs entourage  et mĂȘme entre eux.

Raymond : Gendarme Ă  la retraite s’ennuie. Huguette, son Ă©pouse : Femme au foyer passe son temps Ă  taquiner son mari ( et rĂ©ciproquement)

Huguette est une fan inconditionnelle d’un chanteur : Michael François.

Huguette & Raymond ont une fille : Caroline.  Fille pour laquelle, ils n’ont aucun sentiment, pire, c’est presque de la destestation et moquerie qu’ils expriment lorsqu’ils parlent d’elle.


José et Liliane :


Un couple Quinquagénaire. Liliane est esthéticienne. José Fonctionnaire à la mairie.

Les premiĂšres saisons, Liliane poussait fortement son mari Ă  se prĂ©senter aux Ă©lections municipales.  Les campagnes et promos organisĂ©es par Liliane . L’impression ( et c’est la rĂ©alitĂ© ) que JosĂ© se prĂ©sente en candidat aux Ă©lections en tant que maire parce que c’est Liliane qui le veut.

En fait, nous voyons Liliane gérer toute sa campagne électorale ; José suivant sagement pas convaincu et pas réellement intéressé par le poste.

Le slogan de la campagne électorale : Osez José

Sa passion : Le foot. Assez paresseux, il ne rate aucune occasion pour rentrer plus tÎt à la maison. Son épouse le pousse assez souvent de repartir travailler.

Ils ont un enfant : Manu. Le point faible de Liliane. Manu qui vit en chine pour son boulot.

La plupart du temps, JosĂ© , gauche et maladroit blesse ses amis aussi bien que sa femme sans pour autant rĂ©aliser l’impact de ses paroles et gestes.


Cédric et Marion :  Un couple fantasque


Cédric, gestionnaire, salarié durant les premiers épisodes. Par la suite, il va connaitre le chÎmage. Radin,

En revanche, sa compagne ( qui devient son Ă©pouse par la suite) s’auto proclame « femme d’affaires » et recrute des stagiaires Ă  la pelle qu’elle (mal)traite comme des soldats Ă  sa disposition.

CĂ©dric et Marion se considĂšrent trĂšs beaux, trĂšs intelligents et pensent que les autres les jalousent. (ce qui n’est nullement le cas : quant Ă  l’intelligence notamment )


Fabien et Emma : Le couple citadin qui a dĂ©cidĂ© de s’installer Ă  la campagne.


Emma :bricoleuse au caractĂšre assez “cash”.

D’ailleurs, elle occupe un poste chez Bricoflex. CĂŽtĂ© culture, ce n’est pas son fort. MĂȘme si parfois elle essaie de faire des efforts pour donner la rĂ©plique Ă  son conjoint.

Justement Fabien : Fier d’ĂȘtre professeur « agrĂ©gé ». Il n’est mĂȘme pas bricoleur du dimanche. Plus posĂ©, il lui arrive souvent d’agir bizarrement notamment lorsqu’il s’agit de combattre ses peurs et phobies. Peur de  tout.  Il suffit qu’il visionne un film d’horreur en soirĂ©e  et ce,  «  malgrĂ© lui », c’est parti pour une nuit blanche.

Ils ont transformĂ© leur maison en maison d’hĂŽte ( ou gĂźte ) mais Ă©tant amateurs dans ce domaine, ce n’est pas trop leur fort « la fidĂ©lisation des clients »



Philippe et Camille 

Philippe est Pharmacien. Bourgeois  à la tĂȘte de sa pharmacie qui engendre des recettes Ă©normes. Philippe ne s’en cache pas. Il rĂ©pĂšte Ă  qui veut qu’il est pharmacien. Il considĂšre qu’il a rĂ©ussi sa vie « puisqu’il est pharmacien » . Beaucoup plus ĂągĂ© que Camille , Philippe vit dans l’angoisse que Camille le quitte. A cause de son  Ăąge justement


Philippe a 2 enfants issus d’une premiùre union avec Isabelle : Ulysse et Camille.

Ulysse paresseux et vivant aux crochets de son pĂšre.

Camille : Professeur de Yoga. Assez ouverte ( voire trop parfois ). Elle reprend ses histoires amoureuses  de nombreuses fois durant ses conversations avec ses invités. Ce qui choque et fait peur à Philippe.

A prĂ©ciser que Camille essaie d’imposer Ă  Philippe un rĂ©gime alimentaire drastique.


Léo et Leslie : Le couple Geek 


Lelo et Leslie ScÚnes de ménages

Lelo et Leslie ScÚnes de ménages

C’est le dernier nĂ© des couples de « scĂšnes de mĂ©nages » : Ils viennent remplacer le duo ( Marion et Fabien )

Léo et Leslie sont un couple assez « nerd » (geek ) passionnés de nouvelles technologies.


Photos : M6, Le parisien, Google, programme tv, antenne rĂ©union, Paris Match, Ouest France etc… diverses autres sources.

Article : Satellite Team.


Autres articles cinéma / TV :

Wild Target ( article en anglais / Article in English)

THE LOVE BOAT La croisiĂšre s’amuse ( Article en Anglais/ Article in English)






On RadioSatellite2 : Veronica Mereu

We are proud to present VERONICA MEREU
Nous sommes fiers de vous présenter VERONICA MEREU

ENJOY IT - Veronica Mereu

ENJOY IT – Veronica Mereu


Enjoy this video


You can listen to  “Enjoy it ”  on RadioSatellite2

Meanwhilte visit Veronica’s :

=> instagram page : veronicamereu.music

=> Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/veronicamereu.music


Enjoy …. “Enjoy It”




You can read also articles from other stars


Aldo Maccione

Lana Parilla


You can find here, the complete team of RadioSatellite and RadioSatellite2


For RadioSatellite : Instrumental music / Lounge / Jazz :

Guido  : Presenting his program : In the Zone (Lounge) (Netherlands)

Michael Maretimo : Presenting his program : Maretimo Sessions (Lounge) (Nethelands)

Steve Hart : Presenting his program : Cool Nights ( Soft Jazz)  (New Zealand)


For RadioSatellite2 : Oldies Pop from 60s to 80s + Soft Jazz + Blues + Country Music

Artie Martello : Presenting his daily program : Mostly Folk ( Folk, Pop and Americana) (USA)

Steve Hart : Presenting his daily  program : Cool Nights  ( Soft Jazz) (New Zealand)

Rojene Bailey : Presenting his “week end” program : Blues Time In the City ( Blues) (USA)

Paul Farrar : Presenting his program : Paul Farrar Comedy Show  (Comedy)(UK)

Jason Curtman : Presenting his daily program : The Jason Curtman Show  (American Oldies RocknRoll and pop ) (USA)

Ben Morris : Presenting his program : Rockin Back the clock (UK)

Matthew Lasar, Paul Riismandel, and Jennifer Waits : Presenting their program: Radio Survivor (Reports / news and interviews about radios and webradios) (USA)





Music composition + Audio and Video creation : by Pierre .



Bella ciao” is an Italian folk song, and later an anti-fascist resistance song. It was used by the Italian partisans during the Italian Civil War between 1943 and 1945 in their struggle against the fascist Italian Social Republic and its Nazi German allies.

It is used worldwide as an anti-fascist hymn of freedom and resistance. The song has much older origins though in the hardships of the mondina women, the paddy field workers in the late 19th century who sang it as a protest against harsh working conditions in the paddy fields in North Italy.

“Bella ciao” was originally sung as “Alla mattina appena alzata” by seasonal worker of paddy fields of rice, especially in Italy’s Po Valley from the late 19th century to the first half of the 20th century with different lyrics.

The work of monda (weeding) was widespread in northern Italy in that era. The work consisted of removing the weeds growing in rice fields that hindered the healthy growth of young rice plants. It took place during the flooding of the fields, from the end of April to the beginning of June every year, during which the delicate shoots needed to be protected, during their first stages of their development, from temperature differences between the day and the night.

bella ciao Rodge Ft Tre Tenori (Album 2018 )

bella ciao Rodge Ft Tre Tenori (Album 2018 )

It consisted of two phases: transplanting the plants and pruning the weeds. The work of monda was an extremely tiring task, carried out mostly by women known as mondinas (rice-weeders) that came of the poorest social classes. The workers would spend their workdays with their bare feet in water up to their knees and their back bent for many hours. The atrocious working conditions, long hours and very low pay led to constant dissatisfaction and led, at times to rebellious movements and riots in the early years of the twentieth century.

The struggles against the supervising padroni was even harder with the abundance of clandestine workers ready to compromise even further the already low wages just to get work. Besides “Bella ciao”, similar songs by the mondina women included “Sciur padrun da li beli braghi bianchi” and “Se otto ore vi sembran poche”.

Other similar versions of the antecedents of “Bella ciao” appeared over the years, indicating that “Alla mattina appena alzata” must have been composed in the later half of the 19th century. The earliest written version is dated 1906 and comes from near Vercelli, Piedmont.


“Bella ciao” was revived by the anti-fascist resistance movement active in Italy between 1943 and 1945 with different lyrics of resistance. The author of the lyrics is unknown.

In addition to the original Italian, the song has been recorded by various artists in many different languages, including #Arabic, #Bosnian, #Breton, #Catalan, #Chinese (known as “ć•Šæœ‹ć‹ć†è§“), #Croatian, #Danish, #English, #Esperanto, #Finnish, #German, #Hungarian, #Japanese, #Persian, #Norwegian, #Occitan, #Russian, #Serbian, #Slovenian, #Spanish, #Syriac, #Tagalog, #Telugu, #Thai, #Tibetan, and #Ukrainian.


A rewritten version of the song can be heard on Chumbawamba’s acoustic album A Singsong and a Scrap.

Former Yugoslav punk rock bands KUD Idijoti and later Goblini recorded their versions of the track.

Hungarian punk rock band Aurora has performed the song.

Folk musician Leslie Fish has written and performed several versions of the song, one of which can be found on the album Smoked Fish.

Folk artist Mirah lent her voice to this song on her 2004 album, To All We Stretch the Open Arm.

Anita Lane recorded a version in English for her 2001 album, Sex O’Clock.

Breton folk punk band Les Ramoneurs de menhirs recorded a version in Breton and French but called it “BellARB”.

Danish psychedelic rock group Savage Rose have recorded a version of this song on the albums En Vugge Af StÄl from 1982 and Ild Og Frihed (1989).

San Francisco punk band La Plebe perform “Bella Ciao” on their album, Brazo en Brazo.

French-born musician of Spanish origin Manu Chao has also recorded a version of the song.

The tune has been used in a song in the Indian Tollywood movie Businessman, starring Mahesh Babu, Music by S.S.Thaman.

Italian ska punk band Talco recorded the song on their 2006 album Combat Circus.

Konstantin Wecker and Hannes Wader, two German “Liedermacher” performed it live on their collaboration album Was fĂŒr eine Nacht.

Yugoslav musician Goran Bregovic has recorded one version on his album Champagne for Gypsies (2012).

German folk duo Zupfgeigenhansel recorded a free adaptation on their 1982 album Miteinander that, instead of glorifying the death of the partisan, paints him as a reluctant anti-hero who is scared and despises war, but feels he has no other choice because of the atrocities he has seen.

Thai anti-fascism band, “Faiyen” (àč„àžŸàč€àžąàč‡àž™, “Cold Flame”) recorded a Thai version of the song called “Plodploy Plianplaeng” (Thai: àž›àž„àž”àž›àž„àčˆàž­àžą àč€àž›àž„àž”àčˆàžąàž™àčàž›àž„àž‡, “Liberate and Change”). It has been used by the Red Shirts anti-fascism group since 2011.

Spanish punk rock band boikot recorded a modified version in Spanish.

An a cappela version was recorded by the Swingle Singers in 1991 on their album “Folk Music Around The World”

Belarusian folk punk band Dzieciuki recorded a modified version in Belarusian under the name “ĐąŃ€Ń‹ĐŒĐ°Đčся, брацД!” (“Hold fast, brother”)

Syriac (Aramaic) version created by Beith Souryoye Morounoye under the name “foosh bashlom (Bella ciao)”

Patric recorded BĂšla CiaĂČ, a version in Occitan for his 2010 album, Colors.

Mike Singer recorded an Electro dance version in June 2018.








Source Wikipedia / Youtube

Worldcup 2018 : France

No words, no comments. We can’t express the happiness and the joy of France.

All People, all communities, all french people from wherever they are.

A real share of happiness


President Of France : Emmanuel Macron














Smart speaker assistants compared: Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant






Article by  AppleInsider Staff