FORESTRY FRIDAY

Today and not before time I may add, I have a surgeon in to operate on the trees in my garden. A small garden but one which had become overgrown. Whilst the only fatality was a rather large conifer, my birch and holly trees have been decimated. Buddleias and lilac and other unknown species (to me anyway) were injured but not totally mutilated. My tree surgeon assures me they will all regenerate so their sacrifice to allow the sun to penetrate the garden will not be in vain. I am delighted and the lawn which didn’t actually have any sunshine for 6 months of the year, now might become like a golf course green(in time)

Ronnie Corbett a delightfully old fashioned comedian died this week. Whilst he had a long and fruitful life (he was 85) he was still funny. His type of humour was timeless. But what I really liked was everyone who knew him said he was a really nice man. I dont really like the word nice but in context it seems to sum him up. Goodbye Ronnie and thanks for the memories.

Margaret Thatcher, a lot of years ago now decided the trade unions in the UK were too strong so to reduce their power she decided to destroy the industries where they were stongest. So she started the decline of shipbuilding and mining . These industries are now almost defunct. Then there was the loss making car industry. Whilst we still are capable of making cars in this country we now don’t own them. This the list of manufacturers and the country who owns them:-

Toyota- Japan.

Honda-Japan

Nissan- Japan

Rolls- Royce/Mini- Germany.

MG-China.

Vauxhall-USA

Land Rover/ Jaguar-India

Bentley-Germany.

Then Margaret Thatcher decided to privatise our utilities so they were floated on the stock market and are now owned by Chinese, French, Canadian, Usa companies. British Rail was floated and is just such a mess I dont actually know who owns it.

So this week a decision this week was made (in India of course ) to sell off and mainly close the steel industry. So David Cameron can then complete the job of getting rid of most the manufacturing base of this country. BRAVO!

 

After that I need some humour!  Did you know pigs orgasms last 30 minutes and lions mate up to 50 times a day. Now if you crossed them you would make some sex machine!

The oldest person in history smoked for 96 years. Wonder what he died of?

78% of Bulgarians never do any exercise. Lazy bastards!

90% of Briton eat pizza at least once a week. Greedy bastards!

71% of Oscar-winners tears have been shed since 1995. Sad bastards!

A “lully-prigger” was an 18th century thief who caught children and stole their clothing. They wouldnt be called lully-priggers now!

George Osborne keeps using the term “Northern Powerhouse” so why dont they build HS3 (Manchester to Leeds) rather than HS2 (London to Manchester) railway lines. Not that it will happen in my life time and will we be making any steel then?

Apparently the NHS increased the numbers of managers since 2014 by 6.5% but nurses by 0.5%. Well there’s a surprise!

Oreo production in the US is to be switched to Mexico. How will they get them over the wall?

Poem attached.                                                             TOMORROWS GONE

 

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