Friday, 13 February 2015

Got the hump

D’you ever get the feeling that life’s one big obstacle course and maybe, just maybe, it might be a relief to get to the end of it?
Been going through a right shitty period recently and it makes you wonder, don’t you think? My daughter’s just been given the all clear after her second Cancer scare within the last four months and then o make the treble, my sister’s just been diagnosed  with Parkinson’s disease. I’m gutted. Obviously not as gutted as she is, but thoroughly pissed off. She’s 58 and it’s hit her very hard. I know that as with most illnesses in this day and age treatment for Parkinson’s as come on in leaps and bounds but she still has to live with it hanging over her head and wondering when things will worsen.

It’s a sobering thought to think that before too long, all of us in this age group will no longer be around isn’t it? I often find myself, particularly after having had a nice day or evening in Summer, going through the “Wonder how many more of these I’ve got left?” All the more reason to enjoy the time we have left which is why it really pisses me off when things happen to people as in the case of my sister.

You may recall that I had Cancer a few years ago and my treatment was faultless from start to finish and consequently I’m here to tell the tale. But, there’s thousands that don’t make it and the biggest reason for this is that there’s not enough money to fund further research. Why? We can always find enough money to go and fight wars that have nothing at all to do with us yet we can’t find enough to fight various illnesses. Politicians are all totally useless, don’t you think? All the promises they’ve made are never mentioned once they get to power. The saddest thing is that they’re all equally as bad as one another.  They’re only interested in furthering their own careers and improving their own lots.

I’ve gone on and on here without any real direction, haven’t I? Still, it’s what blogs are for isn’t it, really? Getting one’s thoughts aired.

Thanks for stopping by and I promise to be more cheerful in future.

Oh, and by the way, I’ve got a toothache……

Monday, 9 February 2015

Points to ponder

Why do supermarkets make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.


Why do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.


Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.


Why do we leave cars worth thousands of rands in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage.



Why the sun lightens our hair, but darkens our skin?


Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?


Why don't you ever see the headline 'Psychic Wins Lottery'?


Why is 'abbreviated' such a long word?


Why is it that doctors call what they do 'practice'?


Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavouring, and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons?


Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?


Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?


Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?


Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?


Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections?


You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!


Why don't sheep shrink when it rains?


Why are they called apartments when they are all stuck together?


If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

Monday, 2 February 2015

Copy, paste and circulate please

Pension Theft
Theft -The UK Government Hand-Outs List
We read all the jokes and forward the good ones, but I just wonder who will pass this one on. How about you sending it on, and back to me, if you have the inclination to do so. I have, and I just wonder how many I will get back? I am very happy to be a member of the 1%.
Someone please tell me what the Hell is wrong with all of the people that are running this country!!!
ALL say We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless, etc.,
In the past few years we have provided direct cash [£] aid to
South Africa
Giving them a total of literally £14,933 Billions of Pounds - and the majority of them Still hate us !!!
Our retired seniors - living on a 'fixed income'
Do they get any breaks ??? While our government and religious organisations pour Hundreds of Billions of Pounds and Tons of Food to a vast list of Foreign Countries!
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
In the UK where we have Homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medication or fuel to heat their homes and mentally ill without treatment... Etc.
YET. .. .We still allow illegal "Deprived People" & other free loaders on our shores. While we are lining up to give them food, clothes, bedding, doctors, medical supplies and whatever else they need.
Can you Imagine what it would be like if "OUR GOVERNMENT" gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.
Sad isn't it?

Please, copy and paste this and send it to as many people as you can.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Winter and weather

Are you cold? I am, blody cold! The weather is the thing I hate most about our country. England that is, Britain as we're supposed to say in this politically correct age. I'd be happy if it was Summer all the year round. If my life had turned out differently I doubt I'd still be in this country as I've no real love for it any more but once my daughter arrived I knew I was going no-where and now that my grand-son's around the only place I want to be is nearer to London.

I get very down in Winter and I think it's an age thing really? It reminds me that we're in the Winter of our lives I think and it's not exactly a place I want to be. (said he, smiling ruefully) We look back and wonder were all the years went, don't we? Don't you? Come on, you must do. I do anyway. But, the rest of the year, i.e. when it's warm, I'm in a much more positive frame of mind. We can't go round think "Oh Gawd, we're in our sixties, life's almost over." It's a negative train of thought because we could (and hopefully will) live for another twenty, even thirty years. Hope so, anyway.

Do you feel that we're gradually being pushed out of our own country? Us Brits are rapidly becoming an ethnic minority aren't we? When I'm in London with my daughter and grandson I'm actually surprised when I'm served by someone with an English accent. Actually, I can't remember the last time that happened. Don't get me wrong, racist I'm not! My love life over the years proves that and I've friends of so many nationalities so the racism shit doesn't even rear it's head. I've no problem at all with anyone that comes to this country and adopts and lives by our customs, laws, rules etc but it pisses me right off when they try and convert this country to become as the one they've left behind.

Years ago I used to work with a guy who was of Sri Lankan parentage. We were in Conversation with another Sri Lankan and he was asking Dennis, the guy  I worked with when he last went back there and he replied that he'd never been back there since his parents brought him to this country as a baby. The other guy said "You should go back there, it's your country and you should take your kids there so that they know from where they came." To which Dennis  replied "Why would I do that? When my parents brought me to this country they didn't bring me over here with the intention of me  growig up as a Sri Lankan in England they brought me here to grow up as an Englishmen and that's what I am and my kids are growing up as English people and proud of it!" My heart really warmed to him at that moment and I thought then and I still think "Why the hell don't the rest of the people that come to this country have that attitude?"

Bounced from one subject to another this morning, haven't I?

Anway, keep smiling and keep warm and above all, stay safe.