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.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015

So,here we are in 2015. When we were in our teens, even our twenties, did any of us think this far ahead? I know I didn't, and I'm pretty certain a good percentage of our age group didn't either.

I hate the onset of old age. Correction, I hate having reached old age and it's natural progression towards death. I find it depressing, more so in Winter. Summer, nothing daunts me. I love the sun, the Summer, and all that goes with it.

Spent the last three days with my darling daughter and gorgeous grandson and everything seems so quiet and empty with them not being around. Still, I'm seeing them again on Monday. I'm seriously thinking about moving further south again. Not back to London, God forbid, just further south than I am now.

On the subject of London. ( Well I was, any way) I find it such a depressing place to be now and I think anyone that lives in London now would agree with me. That said, if you do live in London now you're probably not a Londoner so it wouldn't apply. I think it's a sad fact that less than 17% of the people that live in London are British. London used to be such a fabulous city and from South to North, West to East there was not one part that I didn't know someone in. Now, I think there's my daughter and my grandson. Everyone else I knew has left. Either London, or the UK. Sad,isn't it?
As much as the muppets who sit in Parliament would have you think otherwise, or country is run by the EU and that pathetic organizations main aim seems to be sending the UK bankrupt.

On that cheerful note I'll wish you once more a wonderful 2015 and I wish you everything you wish yourselves.


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Just want to wish everyone a happy new year.

May 2015 be your best year ever (so far) and I wish you everything you wish yourselves.

Health, wealth and prosperity to you all!

Jim

Thursday, 25 December 2014

All over once again

Well, that's Christmas all over and done with once again and I hope you all had a good one.

The run up to Christmas was full of  sadness, wasn't it? Losing lovely Linda Bellingham, Billie Whitelaw and Joe Cocker then as a finale to all the shit that goes on in life there was the dust cart tragedy in Glasgow. It was just before Christmas last year that Glaswegians got a smack in the mouth when the helicopter crashed in to a pub. An we're really supposed to believe there's a god up there? Put this argument to anyone religious and they can always justify or explain or both. I've got a good friend who's very religious and I remember having a long argument with him about God and he asked me what I thought of 9/11. I said I thought it was a tragedy and he replied it wasn't,it was a miracle that more people didn't die??????? You can't win can you?

On a lighter note, I know I'm probably biased but I really think my darling grandson gets more beautiful by the day. Have a look and see what you think?












He's gorgeous isn;t he?

Anyway, I hope you've had a great Christmas and if I don't speak to you before,may 2015 be your best year ever.

Stay safe, stay warm and be lucky.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Joe Cocker R.I.P


Joe Cocker

I was absolutely gutted to hear of the death of Joe Cocker. One of the true all time greats .Been a massive fan of his since he first kicked off and it hurts, it really does. 

Most people think of him as a heavy rock singer but I've always preferred him as a singer of love songs. For some reason, the many ballads he recorded were rarely,if ever, released as singles. If you don't know his love songs, just youtube Living without your Love, Heaven, Don't you love me any more, Crazy in Love plus many more too many to list.  I suppose he was so adept with love songs because he'd experienced so much pain in his life, mainly due to his drug problems. 

Many people who'd discovered him over the last twenty-thirty years aren't aware of the hell he'd been in due to drugs, but he suffered, he really suffered. You'd think after coming through what he came through he'd earned the right to live to a rip old age wouldn't you? And come through it he did, against massive odds. So many people wrote him off yet he came back bigger and better than before. But, the Bastard disease claims yet another victim.

So unfair that someone who gave so much pleasure to so many millions of people should die so prematurely. Apart from any thing else he was a genuinely nice guy and we'll miss him.



Joe Cocker

20th May 1944 - 22nd December 2014




RIP Joe, and thank you

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Tribute to a wonderful young Lady

I was reduced to tears on reading this as I think anyone with a heart would be.

It's an article in the Daily Mail about a young Mum by the name of  Claire Wood.  Follow the link and feel very humble.

There's supposedly a god somewhere that we're all brainwashed in to believing and he yet  allows something like this to happen?

I hope with every part of me that something happens to enable this lovely lady to bet the bastard disease and allows her to grow old with her husband and children