Monday 28 February 2022
Sunday 27 February 2022
Saturday 26 February 2022
Your Majesty. I may be old, and have various permanent aches and pains, but I think I can still do my bit; if required.
If Your Majesty requires my services in order to stem any further advances from that b*stard Putin (please excuse my language), I will put my name forward willingly.
I can no longer cope with long route marches, but I'm a good shot, and would probably make a good 'static sniper'. A decent rifle, a silencer, and a good supply of ammo, and I'll be there amongst the best of them.
As I'm sure you're aware, I did do some basic Officer Training, so a commission would be appreciated; 'Captain' would be fine (of a Sussex Regiment please).
Somehow I don't see Putin's men actually attempting to conquer England (like the tyrant Hitler before him), I think he'd find such a thing tricky (as did the tyrant Hitler) . However, I'm prepared to travel into Europe to help the cause. I speak French, so that might be of use.
Your Majesty, may I humbly suggest that you have a word with your Chief of Staff (Sir Tony Radakin), and remind him that Boris's trifling economic sanctions will not stop this maniac. It will require serious fire-power, determination, and sadly loss of life. Taking money away from Russian Football Club Billionaires will not achieve this.
I am ready to go. You have my address and phone number, so whenever, or if ever, I am required, I will take my shilling and fight for the freedom of my country, and for that of others.
Your servant; Cro xx
Friday 25 February 2022
Thursday 24 February 2022
Wednesday 23 February 2022
What is it about Rucksacks? I've been surprised to see so many people in the street wearing rucksacks on their backs (about 80%) and I can but wonder what they use them for?
Tuesday 22 February 2022
Monday 21 February 2022
Sunday 20 February 2022
Well done Great Britain. Just one gold and one silver medal (both in curling, I'm afraid), but a Winter Olympics played in the spirit of Eddie Edwards. It has to be said; the UK is not really a Winter Sports country.
My favourite bit had to be the downhill snowboard cross. Those acrobatics mid-air were quite amazing. How they landed the right way up is a miracle. True courage on behalf of those athletes.
As I was taught at school (and is particularly pertinent for the GB team) 'it matters not to win or lose; but how one plays the game'.
I would have loved to do big Ski Jumping, but seeing as I have never even stood-up on skis, I would hardly have stood a chance.
Well done all.
Saturday 19 February 2022
Thursday 17 February 2022
Teachers in the UK are NOT to be referred to as 'Teacher Smith' or 'Teacher Jones' as the Woke brigade have demanded; Sir and Miss will continue. Success at last for common sense.
Randy Andy has given in to his £12Million 'compensation' demand. It does look as if the 'kiss-n-tell' saga has been successful, and the person involved has made millions from three different individuals. A good night's work. The moral of the tale must be 'always get signed authorisation (in triplicate) prior to any rumpy-pumpy'.
A UK Celeb's mother has been speaking out about her daughter's suicide two years ago. The person involved was to have faced charges for domestic violence having seriously assaulted her boyfriend whilst he was asleep, and decided that rather than face the shame and consequences of a court case, she sadly preferred to end her life. Her mother is naturally still very upset and is blaming everyone other than the perpetrator. One can but wonder that if it had been the boyfriend who had been violent towards her daughter, whether she would have felt the same. I don't wish to seem unsympathetic to this mother, but violence is always violence. These days both Goose and Gander are equal.
As I write, it is D Day for the Ukraine. I may need to alter this as things develop. Let's hope that Putin sees sense; although I fear that it may not be one of his more endearing qualities.
A 15 year old Russian skater has been allowed to continue in the Olympic Games despite testing positive for three different banned drugs. We all know why Russia is banned from competing in the Olympic Games, which is why they enter their athletes under the silly (fooling no-one) title of 'The Russian Olympic Committee'. One rule for the Ruskies, another for the rest of us.
Mr N Djokovic has given an interview to the BBC where he explained his reasoning for not being vaccinated. His erroneous PR exercise has strengthened most people's view of him as being ignorant, arrogant, and misguided. Next time, best keep your mouth closed!
Wednesday 16 February 2022
Tuesday 15 February 2022
The Daffs have been flowering for a while (folk have even been picking them), but now their leaves are bursting from the ground as well.
Monday 14 February 2022
Sunday 13 February 2022
I can almost guarantee that you will receive no more parking fines.
Saturday 12 February 2022
Friday 11 February 2022
Thursday 10 February 2022
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Monday 7 February 2022
Sunday 6 February 2022
We really haven't had any pukka Winter yet. We had the tiniest of frosts one morning, but otherwise it really hasn't been cold, nor has it rained much.
My brand new Barbour had remained unused since its purchase over two months ago, so I was quite pleased to wake-up yesterday to some light drizzle. I was desperate to give my new coat a test run. It worked well, although it will need more than 15 mins of light drizzle to really put it through its paces. Lady M has a long jacket Barbour which she claims is not 100% waterproof. I'm sure mine will be OK.
Of course Jan/Feb are often deceptive months with our real Winter weather reserved for Spring. March, April, and May, can be very wet months, and Winter can drag-on until we're almost screaming towards June. All that remains to be seen, but for the moment everything goes well; we dress normally and the skis remain in the loft.
My next 'problem' will be sourcing a new hat. Of course I have my beret, and for ear-pickling cold I have my cheap Ushanka, but I have nothing to wear to repel rainwater. Many years ago I had a wonderful brown Harris Tweed flat cap that I adored. Sadly some Parisian beauty with Bambi eyes asked if she could borrow it.... and I never saw it again.
I'm putty in their hands.
Saturday 5 February 2022
Friday 4 February 2022
Thursday 3 February 2022
Wednesday 2 February 2022
Tuesday 1 February 2022
I find this new woke liberal directive quite disturbing.
Brighton Council, has proposed that school children between the ages of 5 and 7 should be taught about what bast*ds white people are.
They will be told that they are 'not racially innocent', and that even at their young age, they 'subconsciously add value to skin colour; with white being at the top, and black at the bottom'.
What utter tripe. When I was five, colour of skin was of no importance whatsoever, and to be told that children are already giving status to it, is totally false and unwarranted.
They are also to be taught that Christianity was responsible for the slave trade, and that all anti-slavery heroes were falsely claimed to be white.
In my mind, and apparently in the minds of most others, it would be far better not to mention 'racism' at all, but to teach our young children to respect everyone, regardless of caste creed or colour. If indeed that needs to be mentioned.
By continually talking about racism one is making it a part of everyday life; and bringing very young white school children into the mix is wrong.
We now live in an age where almost every action or thought can be twisted to be racist; where of course there was none. We can all remember the fuss about Baa Baa Black Sheep. To extend those accusations to very young children is a total DISGRACE.
All this has been proposed by Brighton's Green Party. As you can see by their election poster (above); they are attempting to paint all men as sexist too.