Please excuse the wobbly handwriting as I have just returned from a wine-tasting afternoon. The winner was an Australian Merlot, a cheeky little number, fruity with a great nose. It was good to drink too.

Well I’ve had a very busy week doing all sorts of stuff as well as walking the dog (and thinking beach thoughts at the same time). It was one of those weeks where I didnt really have enough time to sleep. I dont know if Ive mentioned it before I wish medical science could invent a battery you could plug into and rejuvenate oneself without the need for sleep. It would just save so much time. That and invent the way to empty the brain of some unnecessary stuff to create space for more memory. Im sure the reason we forget things when we get older is because our brains are full and there is nowhere for the new things to go.

You know you are getting old when you realise Star Wars is 35 years old!!!

Apparently in the UK there are 50% less butterflies than there were 40 years ago.

After VW were caught doctoring their emission figures for cars it now transpires they were also making false claims for their vacuum cleaners. Is there no end to this cheating. And they apparently bribed people to get the 2006 World Cup. Disgusting.

And still the refugees flow into Europe, even more now the Russians are bombing Syria. But the UK wont take our share. Probably because the fruit picking and vegetable gathering season is now over! So we dont need as much cheap labour!

On the map of the UK by biscuit the North East of England eats more ginger nuts than anywhere else. Thats appropriate then!!!!

It is now claimed the BBC are anti Israel and favour Palestine. I dont think they are, but surely somebody should be! The Israeli P.M this week claimed a Palestine leader inspired Hitler to exterminate Jews. Considering several concentration camps existed at the time he got his facts wrong. By the way Im not biased against Israel I just want to see the Palestinians treated fairly!

The original advertisement to recruit band members for the Village People read Macho types wanted, must have moustache.  In those days my friends and I all had moustaches, it was almost compulsory!.

Johnny Cash’s estate once refused permission for his hit “Ring of Fire” to be used in a commercial for haemorrhoid cream

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus attempted to cure a serious illness by lying in the sun covered in cow dung, He died the next day. So dont be tempted, Ive warned you.

Our Pm David Cameron has been compared to a panting puppy dog with it’s tongue hanging out in his negotiations with our new best friends China. China is dumping cheap steel on the world market which is causing our steel industry to lose thousands of jobs. They have an appalling civil rights record and will build our new nuclear power stations with technology that hasn’t even been tested yet!.  Oh, yes and they are likely to fund the fantastic new railway , the HS2 costing £50 billion and which will get Londoners to Birmingham and Manchester 20 and 35 minutes quicker. Or as a cynic would say people from the North and Midlands to London quicker. Some how it will make Midlands and the North much more prosperous. The only good thing is I’m likely to be dead by then!!!!

Todays poem is I hope thought provoking.SCARS


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