One Year

By Wednesday, August 17, 2011 0 Permalink

The one year anniversary of the sudden and unexpected death of Mama has come and gone with I must admit little emotion on my part. The reason? I miss both her and Papa every single day. Sometimes I will have a little chuckle over some silly anecdote I recount or sometimes I will catch sight of someone who looks like them and my heart will sink a little. The first anniversary of this horrific event was unremarkable. I am very pleased of that. My hairdresser who I see only a few times a year for my haircut commented on my recent visit that it must be 'around that time'. I was truly touched that he remembered. Sometimes if I am feeling particularly hard done by, I think of all the 'friends' I never saw or heard from again when I told them of my loss. I will never understand why, but I am in ...

There may be trouble ahead, but……

What Los Angeles can teach UK on riot control.... Quite possibly the most depressing thing I have read since this whole debacle began. Looking to the USA for so long in all matters has been Britain's downfall. I am by no means anti American but it seems that Britain has somehow managed to take on all of the worst things America has to offer and yet taken on none of its more positive aspects. A great pity as I sincerely believe it still has clearly not sunk in just how deep the damage is. Britain is a divided nation with no real identity and has lost herself which saddens me. No I am not some loony EU federalist or Isolationist but merely a sane realist with a slight nostalgia for a Britain that actually hasn't existed for about 60 years ...if ever. I am talking about the dumbed down culture of celebrity, nothing new to ...

‘People in glass houses….’

By Tuesday, August 9, 2011 0 Permalink

Well, nothing quite like a spot of apocalyptic mayhem to put one's own problems into perspective. Economic downturn, stock market gloom, rioting in the streets and London on fire..... I do believe things are so awful at present even Nigel Farage was nearly speechless when dragged in to pontificate on the radio this morning. Shocking! Certainly no fan of his, I did however admire his comment that there is seemingly no one in charge. Reassuring thought.... Everyone is saying that the PM should have returned from holiday sooner rather than waiting to see what would happen. I personally would quite like to see Cameron stay in exile while the UK could arrange a little coup d'etat, peaceful of course, and actually put a statesman with some gravitas, common sense and vision in his place. What is it all about the media cry? They think it is because some unfortunate young man got shot by the ...