Yes I’m still here. People say January is usually a quite month and not a lot happens. Well not in my life. I have been very busy. Enough of the small talk.

Walkers crisp packets at the moment are not recyclable. But the company states they will be by 2025. Thats 6 years. Why are these companies not forced to do something urgently. It takes 6 years to develop a new type of packet. Thats ridiculous!. There just doesn’t seem the urgency to tackle this plastic problem!

Ronaldo the Portugese footballer was fined £17m for tax evasion in Spain. He had agreed with the authorities to pay £16.5 plus instead of 23 months in jail he was fined £320k. And who says money doesnt talk!!!!!

Alex Salmond former leader of the SNP(Scottish Nationalist party)  who at one time thought he was going to be the first president of Scotland and live in a castle, has been charged with 2 rapes and 9 counts of assault. Now I know you are innocent until you are proven guilty but when you have 11 charges against you , you are likely to be guilty. Oh, how the mighty. fall!

So that great British patriot , Sir James Dyson has decided to take the  HQ of his company to Singapore. Apparently for tax purposes. So money is more important than principles ! What a surprise.

How can we solve the Brexit problem? Well when you have a Prime Minister who was in favour of remaining in Europe leads a pro leave party and Labour the opposition have a pro- leave leader who leads a pro remain party  you have problems. And the balance of power is held by 12 Irish members who are only in it to get as much money for Ireland as possible thats when you have a stalemate.

And there is a similar problem in the USA where Trump can’t get his finance needed to build a wall or a fence or even a hedge to keep those horrible Mexicans out. That is also a stalemate. But in their case 800, 000 Government workers are not being paid.

HUMOUR–Eating 20 million bananas would give you a fatal dose of radioactivity. And by the way bananas are used to make kimonos!

Before humans reached Hawaii the dominant animals were giant ducks.

The longest bout of hiccups lasted 67 years.

In the 1950’s the Cyprus up rising against the British occupation resulted in British soldiers carrying out mock hangings and gang rapes.Compensation has recently been paid out to the victims. This is obviously an admission of guilt.  We were just as bad at civil rights as the countries we complain about now!


VAMOOSE- Depart swiftly (from the Spanish vamos)

SHILLY – SHALLY–To be indecisive.

JUGGINS– Simple minded person

MUCKER– To conceal.

Poem attached                                         that,s life



Well it’s a new year! A year of opportunity, a year of good luck, a year of good health, wealth. Who knows, but I believe it it always best to look forward and take any opportunities that arise when they arise. It is no good looking back later and regretting not doing something. It is better trying and failing than not trying at all! I have always believed in looking forward. Learning from the past but not regretting it as hind sight is a wonderful thing!

So good luck everyone and I hope you achieve whatever you really want to in 2019.

A man was given 6 years in prison for manslaughter for killing a girlfriend by driving a boat recklessly. He did not appear in court and has disappeared. But he has claimed £100,000 from the public purse to pay a legal team to prepare for an appeal. No one knows where he is not even his lawyers. So how is he allowed this money? The LAW is a ass.

5 of the 11 suspected of killing the Saudi journalist Jamai Khasihoggi in Turkey are likely to be executed.They deserve to be punished but not the death penalty.But what about the Crown Prince who ordered the killing.Nothing of course.His country is rich in oil so the world turns a blind eye.

The railway system in the uk is a disgrace! So what does the Government do. Puts up the prices of course! Oh, and by the way it is all the fault of the tade unions. I didn’t realise they were responsibile for all the time tables being changed, late trains and lots of antiquated rolling stock. The transport minister Chris Grayling is a joke.

HUMOUR–Mentioning guacamole in your dating profile gets you 144% more responses.

Australia is slightly wider than the moon. But it’s not blue or made out of cheese!

Elephants hear much better with one foot off the ground. But, it doesn’t work with humans because I’ve just tried it.

Haribo sweets contain nine out of the ten amino acids essential for life. So does that mean we could live off Maribo sweets alone?

As I keep mentioning child obesity in the uk is the worst in Western Europe. Yet the Government claims they are doing everything possible. Rubbish, as the Chief Medical Officer suggests we should be taxing the companies that produce junk foods. Instead of voluntary agreements with food and drink manufacturers we need to make them reduce sugar content or just fine them!

But McDonalds are now selling a vegetarian happy meal and Greggs a vegan sausage roll! And apparently they are both selling well. Food for thought.

OLD FASHIONED WORDS– Yex – A burp or a hiccup.

Blatherskite-Someone who talks too much.

Tommyrot- Talking rubbish.

Hogwash- As above

Poem attached      A ticking clock