This new month is know as Flaming June but so far in this part of the country flaming is not quite the appropriate word to be used. For over a week now while the rest of the country has been basking in sunshine the North East coast has been assaulted by a freezing North wind with constant grey skies. The temperatures have been lower than those at Xmas apparently. I have gone from short-sleeved tee shirts and shorts to fleece lined trousers and ski jacket , scarf and gloves and wooly hat. I wonder if there is any correlation in that the rest of England is concerned about the amount of immigrants increasing populations substantially whilst in The North East they are barely increasing?

Donald Trump commissioned Andy Warhol to paint Trump Tower in 1987. Trump refused to pay saying it was “not colour co-ordinated”. Two things , at first I thought it meant he was actually painting the actual building then I realised it meant a portrait1. Silly me!. However I don’t know whose opinion I would take the most readily.

Marks and Spencers, the large British dept. store have decided to drop in-store piped music. About time. Did anyone ever like piped music?

The 11 year girl who had £1000 a month spent on her said “I’m just a normal kid ”  Yes right. Who’s a spoilt brat then?

Did you read the story of the little boy who fell into the Gorilla’s enclosure at Cincinatti zoo? It is difficult to tell if the gorilla was protecting or attacking the little boy but the authorities shot the gorilla. They didn’t have any choice but to kill it. Which was sad. The real guilty parties are the boys parents. They should be prosecuted for child cruelty and the cost of replacing the gorilla.

Continuing the animal theme there is a 47st. bear being kept as a house pet in Russia. Beautiful, touching pictures but while the people are well meaning the bear should be out in the wild where it belongs.

Humour.  People are more likely to co-operate with you if you give them something warm to hold. Good idea!

The Daleks in Dr. Who were based on the Nazis.

Penis worms do not have heads (or penises)

Ancient Egyptian bakers who cheated their customers were punished by having their ear nailed to the door of the bakery. Hear hear.

In Hindi, a “chummery”is a house shared by two or more bachelors.

Tata, the Indian company that owns the British steel industry has the British government bending over backwards , offering £900 milllion support and changing rules on pension funds in order not to close it all down. How is an Indian company being left to decide what happens to our steel industry? Also what sensible country sells off its utilities and allows foreign ownership of them. That’s right it’s  the UK                                                            Poem attached.    STORIES TO TELL





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