Sunday, July 29, 2007

We saw mark today.
He walked slowly into the store, walking stick in hand, limping heavily on his left leg.
His long grey greasy hair hanging lower than his baseball cap, his tracksuit trousers hanging limply from his waist. His tatty, blue trainers looking blacker than ever before.
His wife was with him. Her long greasy hair flowing all over her eyes, in her usual black skirt and so called white blouse. Her shoes are black.
No-one knows her name.
She never speaks.
Mark and his wife are both in their early fifties but she looks 20 years older. They have one son, whom no-one ever sees.

Mark and his wife have been regular visitors to our store and over the years we have seen the way mark has treated her. Sometimes she came in with a split lip other times with a black eye.

They walked around and picked up a few bits and bobs and then came to my checkout.

"Hello Annette." Says mark
I nodded and looked at him, "Hello mark." I said.
"Well what do you think of Gordon Brown then?" He asked.
"Oh, he's fine." I said turning away to pack his stuff as quickly as I could.

He smiled but I ignored that.

"Come on!" Says mark. "Don't just stand there, help annette pack!" He demanded of his wife.
He smiled at me but I ignored that.

She did what she was told and started to pack.

"That's £9.86" I said to mark.

"well, get your purse out." He shouted at his wife.

She did what she was told and got her purse out.

"Thanks annette. See you again." He said with a big smile on his face.

I nodded.

Mark has never worked because he is disabled, she does everyhing for him.

She picked up the shopping and turned to walk away,realizing this mark pushed her to one side, he then stepped in front of her and started to walk ahead. She walked behind.

I watched as they walked out of the store. Mark had a big grin on his face while his wife was walking three paces behind.

Just like she always did.

Every time it's the same, he's always the boss, never letting her do anything without his permission, but then again he never gives his permission.

I watched as he walked out of the door and wondered:

Anyone got a gun?

Monday, July 23, 2007

This is the only time when I have felt I've got to write about the same blog...twice.

The reason for this is because I really do feel that all you want to do is find something, anything at all, to have a go at Tony.

As I said in the last blog and it has been confirmed:
There is insufficent evidence for prosecutors to expect that they could win a conviction in court.

Now, you know as well as I do that during the proceedings,which took 16 months, 4 people were arrested and Tony Blair himself was questioned 3 times by the police.

If John Yates can't find anything illegal after all this, then who can?
I am not criticing John Yates for his handling of this case even
Sir Ian Blair described the inquiry as "meticulous and proportionate."

But if he can't find anything after all that, well, who can?

If the police are keeping things quite then it is because there was nothing illegal about it.

I think we will have to agree to differ on this one.

Friday, July 20, 2007



Former Prime Minister Tony Blair welcomed the decision not to prosecute anyone over the cash-for-honours allegations which dominated his last year in power.

It all started last March by a complaint from Scottish National Party MP Angus Macneil that four individuals who lent large sums to Labour ahead of the 2005 General Election had later been nominated for peerages.

There were 12 rich backers who together bankrolled Labour's election campaign with loans worth almost £14 million.

The enquiry saw 4 people arrested, including Lord Levy,Downing street aide Ruth Turner, entrepreneur Prof Sir Christopher Evans and former member of the council of the specialist schools and Academies Trust, Des Smith.

Mr. Blair who was questioned 3 times by police said he was "very pleased" that no-one would face trial. All those concerned had been put through a "terrible, even traumatic time."

The head of the Crown Prosecution Service's Special Crime Division,Carmen Dowd,said there was insufficient evidence for prosecutors to expect they could win a conviction in court.

Assistant Commissioner John Yates, who led the police investigation, defended his handling of the case as "absolutely proper."
And he won the public backing of his boss, Sir Ian Blair, who described the inquiry as "meticulous and proportionate."

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he hoped the decision would "bring an end to what has been now months of speculation."

In my view, justice has been done!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

I can't wait for the summer to be over.
I'm not being a bore, but I can no longer stand to see young men with their trousers below their bum.
I'm sick of seeing their pants.
I can't stand this fashion craze.

Go on, say it, I'm getting old!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Do you agree with bringing back the death penalty?

There are times when I would willingly agree with the death penalty, and even fight to bring it back.
I say sometimes because there has been occasions when the death penalty has been used for the wrong reason.
A perfect example of this would be Ruth Ellis.

Ruth Ellis was hanged on 13th July 1955.

She was convicted of murdering her boyfriend.
A man that had abused her and she could not take it anymore.

However, there was and still is a lot of people who believe that she should not have been hanged. She should have been imprisoned with the chance of being released.

However, when it comes to terrorists then that is a totally different matter.
What do we do with them?
Imprison them, and for how long?

There has been talk of treating them like prisoners of war. I actually agree with this. They would have no special treatment.
As long as they are put away for the rest of their lives.
That way they cannot harm anyone.
We must build a special prison for them, something like Alcrataz.

Or do we go back to the days of the death penalty and hang them?

If we hang them then surely it would be a deterrent to others?

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Your True Self Revealed.......

I have just been on Mr. Policeman California blog site and he has done this test so I thought I would as well.

If you would like to do it then please go to his blog site and click on the test because, as usual, I can't do a link!

These are tested out of a hundred points.

Openness ................2
Trust in Others.........80
Attention To Style......58


You have a vivid capacity for imagery that allows you to see beyond your present circumstances.

A lot of your time is spent at home, or with the people you care about.
Although you may dream often, you're very aware of how things work, and you value things thta work well.

You prefer a set routine and you take comfort in the familiar, you are hesitant to take risks.

Sometimes you doubt weather you have the ability to face certain challenges, but your practical focus helps you solve most problems.

You have a broad-based, theorectical understanding of the world that allows you to understand it's workings.

You much prefer to have time to plan for things,feeling better with a schedule.
You tend to believe that things happen for a reason, and that not everything is under our control.

It does go on a bit more about how I trust others, prefer to have a small group of friends than be in large crowds.
Also relating to others, and understanding their emotions.
How I like to look at all sides of a situation before making a judgement, particulary when that situation involves important things in other peoples lives.

I am, apparently, a good listener.

Mr Policeman said they got it spot on with him and they seem to have with me as well, so why not go along and give it a go?

It's surprising what you find out isn't it?
I was very interested in Dickiebo's blog about U.F.O's. The reason is because my hobby is astromony, the planets, and of course is does make you wonder if there is anybody else out there.
We know that there is nothing in our solar system but us.
But what about all the other solar systems?
Are there aliens out there trying to contatc us?

On the documentary programmes there is a programme called "The UFO files."

It is fascinating.

It recalls many incidents, mainly pilots, that recall seeing U.F.O's one in particular happened in Mexico.

It was the 8th August 1994, an aeroplane was flying through mexico to go to the United states of America when the pilots reported seeing a flying object flying along side them! It was round and silver object
They radioed in and asked if there was any other aircraft that should be so close, but the operator said he could not see anything.
Suddenly the object shot forward very quickly and nearly crashed into the nose of the aeroplane.
It was not seen again.
It frightened the pilots and they said they had never been so scared in all there lives.

There have been many other reports of U.F.O's and even some video footage, but no-one can explain what these objects are.
Mostly they are silver coloured and shaped as the classical objects we have all heard of the "flying Saucer."

We will probably never know the real answer to these questions but it is interesting isn't it?

Sunday, July 08, 2007

I have just sat down and looking through the T.V. channels I saw that "What not to wear" was just beginning.
It's not my fav programme but thought I would watch it for a change. No punn intended there.
Well, usually the women on that programme are quite young but have forgotten how to dress for the best, but on this occasion it was for menopausal women.

Well, that rings a bell.

There was two women who had become, shall we say, "lazy" dressers.It's not that they looked that bad, they didn't, but both of them were just wearing jeans and jumpers/t-shirts. Like must of us when we get home from work we just throw on anything that we feel comfortable in.
However, when talking to these two particular women, they both said that they just don't feel good enough in themselves to "bother" to get dressed up for anything or anyone.

One woman in particular started to cry and she explained that since she started going threw the menopause, she felt invisable and that everyone seemed to "glaze" over her. She also said that she "just could not be bothered."

Well, that rings a bell.

That is just how you do feel, on one hand you want to look your best so you feel better in yourself but on the otherhand you cannot be bothered with it, as nothing fits you and you do not know what to wear.
Suddenly, you find yourself looking at the older persons style clothing and wishing you could squeeze into that size 12 dress you have had for years.
Fashion also plays a big part in this. It is aimed for the young and trendy. You suddenly find out that you are not anymore.
You walk away from the shops feeling fat, fat ,fat, and totally depressed because those days have gone.

God I really associated with those two women and I'm sure many other ladies did as well.

Getting older is a funny thing isn't it? Not much fun either.

I won't depress you anymore, so I'll stop moaning now.

I'm off to have that slice of chocolate cake.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Late one night a man and a women were driving along a country lane when something ran out in front of them. The man braked hard but he hit whatever it was.
They got out of the car and ran around to it.
"Oh my god," The lady said "Look it's a skunk, and it's shivering and breathing very fast and hard."
"Yes," Said the man. "It's in shock,it's shivering because it is cold, put it between your legs and keep it warm."
"WHAT!" The lady exclaimed. "But it smells."
"That's all right." The man said. "Tell it to hold it's nose."