At the risk of sounding ……


I hate Christmas!      Now I suppose, I should justify that statement. I hate to use that tired old cliché, but I hate what Christmas has become. When I was a child, Christmas was at the end of December, and it lasted, at the most three days - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. … Continue reading At the risk of sounding ……

Bit of rant and a bit of a moan.


So it’s Fathers Day!  What does that mean. Well is supposed to compliment Mothers Day, but basically, it’s just another Americanism that seems to have embedded itself into British culture. It you want a history about it see this link. I don’t like these ‘special’ days, that just seem  to be a money spinning scam … Continue reading Bit of rant and a bit of a moan.

Living dangerously


   Eldest finally got in touch at around 10 past 1. I’d tried texting and ringing him since about 11:30, with no answer. He sent a text to say he was catching the 05:00 bus, so I got him to call. Explained that the bus was 16:50, and only every hour so he had better … Continue reading Living dangerously

Yankee Doodle Dandy……


Am I missing something here ????  I heard on the local news last night about some comments like "If you're out celebrating 4th July.....". Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but was that not the time the British got stuffed in the 'War of Independance' and kicked out America ?????  Why would I celebrate that ? On … Continue reading Yankee Doodle Dandy……