Sunday, 30 April 2023
Saturday, 29 April 2023
Friday, 28 April 2023
Following a recent picture posting, I want to show you another painting from my collection, and one I particularly like. It's this small 'impressionistic' sketch by the wonderfully named Vereker Monteith Hamilton.
Thursday, 27 April 2023
I did promise not to talk about certain people for a while, but their continuing bad behaviour makes it almost impossible for me (and most of the serious media) to keep quiet. With an upcoming coronation, they are in the news even more than ever. Will they; won't they?
Most of us find it totally disgusting that some unimportant bit-part actress should target an extremely eligible (and apparently she thought 'hugely wealthy') young European Prince, to forward her social and financial ambitions, only to throw it all back in his family's face before returning home and continuing to trash them at every possible opportunity.
So, what was that young man thinking? We all know that he isn't the brightest penny, but how could he have been so blinded that he couldn't (and still can't?) see what was happening? He'd been perfectly happy with his family before he married!
I think what we're seeing at the moment is the beginning of the end. Through their individual actions they have become a totally disliked laughing-stock couple, and they are starting to look at each other to cast blame. He could never have imagined that she could 'destroy him' like this. It won't end well.
What I really fail to understand is why they both attempt to blame everyone else for HER shameless ambitions, and THEIR collective crass stupidity, when they so obviously only have themselves to blame. Their combined selfishness is beyond comprehension.
Has there been a more determined 'gold-digger' in recent times? You will possibly soon experience at first hand the venom she had previously been aiming at your father, step-mother, brother, and sister-in-law (amongst others).
Then what'll happen? You won't be able to run back to daddy or your big brother, asking for forgiveness and a shoulder to cry on. Your father might be sympathetic, but don't count on your brother; he'll tell you where you can shove yourself! Once loyalty has gone, it's gone forever.
These people really must be wondering how they've dug such a huge hole for themselves. They imagined that the criticisms of their respective families would bring them sympathy; it has only brought them derision. They have made themselves into figures of mockery, whereas they'd hoped to be pitied and admired; and all this after their escape for 'privacy'.
The big bucks will also soon run-out. The media will only pay $Millions if it makes them $Billions, and if no-one's interested, then the contracts will fail to appear. They HAVE to continue to trash the British Royal Family if they want the bucks to continue.
We now hear that HE might attend the Coronation, but SHE won't (can you hear the cheering?). As long as he doesn't appear on the balcony at Buck House I suppose it's a reasonable solution. He can expect a lot of boo-ing. I think we may be seeing more of them apart, doing separate things, in the near future.
The poor boy really has made a mess of things! I now read that he has said that his wife "May not be the one"; which has been left to us to translate! It's taken him a long time to realise it. Maybe he should have listened to his family (or me) some time ago.
My recommendation for them both is to 'Keep Your Mouths Firmly Shut'. Every time they open them they make themselves look even more stupid. We've all had enough!
Wednesday, 26 April 2023
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
Monday, 24 April 2023
Sunday, 23 April 2023
Yesterday morning I found this bike. I presume it had been stolen and dumped. There was no-one around so I wheeled it home, and tried to contact the police to report it as 'Lost Property', or 'Stolen Property'.
I should have known! The police are not in the slightest bit interested in small crimes such as this; they don't even prosecute shoplifters these days. It really makes me wonder what they do all day in their huge new headquarters; other than hand-out speeding fines to motorists.
It's quite a nice bike. It's not an expensive model and on the front it simply says 'PROFESSIONAL CYCLES'.
On the police web site is says to try to find the owner (are they joking?), contact the people on who's property it was found (the church!), or take it down to the police station (about three miles away).
No, what I expect is for them to take details, and wait to see if someone reports it missing. Is that too much to ask? That's how such things were always done! If I had had a bike stolen, I would contact the police, but if they won't even take its details how would you ever expect someone to find it again.
We already have two very good quality bikes in the garage, so I really don't want another one.
So, if anyone wants a simple men's red bike, in good nick, just call Cro! Otherwise, I shall simply wheel it somewhere nearby and attach a label saying 'FREE to a good home'.
Saturday, 22 April 2023
Friday, 21 April 2023
Growing old is not to be advised. Mostly it reminds you of all those things you didn't do when you were younger, all the places you'd put-off visiting, and all the things you wish you'd said to people who are no longer around.
Thursday, 20 April 2023
Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Tuesday, 18 April 2023
If you are a 'Brit'; prepare to be shocked!
Anyone living in the UK will know that our free health system (The NHS) is under huge pressure, with a lack of doctors (many are on strike), a lack of nurses (many are on strike), and a lack of money; even though they are given a record £180 Billion p.a.
But now I learn that the BMA itself (The British Medical Association, who govern all things medical), actually voted AGAINST more doctors and more medical schools. I quote.....
'Delegates at the annual BMA conference voted by a narrow majority to restrict the number of places at Medical Schools to avoid 'overproduction of doctors with limited career opportunities'. They also agreed on a complete ban on opening new medical schools'.
Prof David Sochart (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon), from Manchester and Salford, warned delegates that in the current job climate allowing too many new doctors into the market would risk devaluing the profession and make newly qualified doctors prey to 'unscrupulous profiteers'. A glut of doctors would undermine competition and would therefore lower standards and ensure mediocrity, he claimed'.
Can you believe that? No wonder the bloody NHS is in such a bloody mess.
People talk of our 'broken NHS', but it's broken to, and from, its very core.
And people have the cheek to blame 'The Government';...... I despair!
Monday, 17 April 2023
Sunday, 16 April 2023
Lady Magnon has been living with an iPad and an old Nokia phone. They suited her OK, but she felt that they were a bit 'old fashioned'.
So, she plumped for a new iPhone 12, and young Kimbo came to her assistance (he knows all about buying and setting-up such things).
The phone was ordered, and arrived the following day.
THEN, oh my gawd; it all began. New numbers, codes, passwords, identity numbers, photo ID, you name it; they wanted it. The poor Kimbo was nearly tearing his hear out before he'd fixed it all; and all via a very long conversation with a nice girl in Egypt.
I can't tell you the ins and outs of why it was so complicated, but it involved the billing and change of number.
Things are not designed to be easy these days; just make sure you have a cyber-wise son or daughter around.
By late afternoon all was fixed, but oh my goodness!
Saturday, 15 April 2023
Friday, 14 April 2023
Thursday, 13 April 2023
People in the UK will have both seen and heard about some really disgusting recent advertising from The Labour Party (above).
The adverts attempt to slur the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, by suggesting that he doesn't want paedophiles to go to prison. Nothing could be further from the truth, and a huge backlash has already begun against Sir Keir Starmer and the nastier Socialists. You simply cannot go around telling blatant lies.
The truth of the matter is that back in 2018 The Sentencing Council, of which Sir Keir Starmer was a member, suggested that not all child sex abusers should go to prison. Sir Keir Starmer, who had also been Director of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), was a senior member of this illustrious institution when it established the new guidelines.
Most of their own supporters have had enough of this blatant misinformation; including shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, who was said to be furious. No-one is happy about puerile slur campaigns; even Gary Lineker described the poster as 'awful'!
However, Emily Thornberry MP, as one of Starmer's most loyal and devoted supporters, has defended the poster campaign (and Starmer himself), but possibly, not having a good memory, she forgot that she'd chastised him back in 2012, when she asked him to 'reconsider' his new 'weakened' guidelines about sexual crime; and rape in particular. Starmer was Director of Public Prosecutions at the time.
Wednesday, 12 April 2023
Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Monday, 10 April 2023
It is now exactly one month since I became infected with Covid.
My initial fears about the virus, which date back to when the world was first infested, have now been reduced to 'slight' rather than 'intense'. In fact, possibly due to all the vaccines and boosters we've had, my malaise felt like no more than a nasty dose of 'Flu'.
However, it did last for almost a full month, and tiny signs still linger; even though we've not been contagious for over two weeks. I still have a tickly dry 'spasmodic' cough, my energy levels are not quite back to normal, and my chest feels slightly compressed.
What it would have been like had I not had all my jabs is impossible to say.
On reflection the initial lockdown panic certainly saved lives, but many (pre-vaccine) people had less resilience than others, and sadly succumbed.
Government figures suggest that 221,000 people have died from the virus in the UK.
So, I would like to thank Boris and his team of boffins for 'pulling out fingers' as quickly as they did. Not only did they save lives in the UK, but in many other countries too. I was in France when all the panic began, and the French looked after us quite well, we even had the British Astra Zeneca jabs, although by the time we were forced to spend more post-Brexit time back here, the French and the Brits were refusing to co-operate with each other, and confusion reigned concerning our vaccinations.
My advice to anyone catching the virus is much the same as everyone gave to me a month ago. Take it easy, get others to help with shopping, etc, rest as much as possible, and wait. Time heals better than pills and potions.
Sunday, 9 April 2023
Saturday, 8 April 2023
Granny No 2. I don't sign the cheques.
Friday, 7 April 2023
Thursday, 6 April 2023
Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Poor Boris has had to face a bunch of very aggressive wrist-slapping interrogators at an enquiry over his working at No 10 during lockdown. His enemies will not let go.
This prompts the obvious question 'Will Sir Kier and Angela Rayner now face the same inquisition over their (non-work related) partying in Durham, during that same period?'
Whilst Boris was in Downing Street meetings, looking after affairs of state, Sir Keir was partying in Durham; swigging beer in the company of people eating take-away curry from cheap paper plates (see above). The event, which was held in the office of local MP Mary Foy, was filmed by two students from the town.
On the surface one would have to say that Sir Keir's infringement of lockdown rules was far more serious than Boris's. But of course one has to remember that Sir Keir had previously been Director of Public Prosecutions, and the two MP's for Durham are both female Labour Party members; making Starmer almost immune.
Personally I'd also like to know how he and Rayner travelled up to Durham. Was it by public transport? Were they both alone in private cars? Was their presence there essential?
Of course this will never happen. What's good for a Tory Goose, certainly ain't good for a Labour one.
Both Starmer and Rayner acted wrongly and stupidly and should face the same type of enquiry. Otherwise it makes a transparently biased mockery of the whole process.