At last! Today is the 5th of June and it is the warmest day of the year so far. Frightening really when the longest day is in 2 weeks time. Forecast is good and hopefully this is the start of good spell of summer weather. Fingers crossed.

The UK and USA call themselves democracies. But so does Russia and China. Daily we criticise many countries for their stance on civil rights. But we trade with them because we need their products and services. We know the Arab countries, Russia and China and many African countries imprison people without trial and no doubt torture them too. But so do we!!!!! Shaker Aamer is a 38 year old British citizen who has been detained at Guantanamo Bay for 13 years without trial. He also claims he has been tortured by the US with MI5 in attendance. I don’t know if he has been tortured or he is guilty of any crime but why has he not been charged? If he was found guilty he should be in prison, if he is innocent he should be released. We in the West pretend we are whiter than white We aren’t!

It was the Eurovision Song Contest a fortnight ago. Most of the songs are rubbish but the voting at the end of it is really interesting. Sweden won this year with about 350 points. We got 5 and Germany got less than us. The reason is nobody in Europe likes the UK or Germany. The voting is virtually the same every year and shows which European countries like each other. It is a lesson in the politics of Europe and has nothing to do with music. And incidentally this year Australia were in it . EH!!!!!

So British MP’s are likely to vote themselves a 10% increase. One MP, a Tory is justifying this by saying if they are not paid enough they will just claim higher expenses. In a time of pay restraints and benefit cuts how can they award themselves such an increase.

This by the way is a expense system that has risen substantial since they were caught cheating claiming anything they felt like. When I worked we claimed expenses but HAD to submit a receipt to justify the claim. MP’s in the old system only needed to obtain a receipt when the expense was over £250. No wonder they all milked the system! What a set of greedy individuals they are.

Did you know Vikings who died in bed rather than in battle went to a special afterlife where it was always foggy.

The IKEA store on Calle Me Falta un Torlillo (I’ve Got a Screw Loose Street) in Valladolid, Spain, is hard to find because people keep stealing the street signs.

Cremation causes silicone breast implants to explode. Very embarrassing.

Finally a lesbian couple have complained to a school that they were banned from a “bring your dad to class day” Ok but could they both not have gone to the ” bring your mum to class day” instead. Thats that sorted then.

Poem attached. Hope you like SEASCAPISM

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