For anyone who has not followed my blog recently I would restate the purpose of it. I got a rescue dog when I retired from work. I traveled a great deal spending two or three nights a week in hotels, driving 40 to 50,000 miles every year. I always loved dogs but was unable to keep one until I was able to look after it properly. And so I walked a lot as he needed a lot of exercise (as labrador do!) And as I have always lived at the coast I walk on the beach every day. And when I walk I think . And when I retired I also took up creative writing.. And as I walk on the beach I would think of the ideas for plots for my short stories and the concepts and key words for my poetry. Anyone who goes on solitary walks be it in the countryside or as I do on a beach will understand how therapeutic it is for clearing one’s mind. Being in the open air seems to remove a lot of the everyday stresses. And so to conclude that is why my blog is “Beach Thoughts”.
I came across a quotation this week by John Sentamu the Archbishop of York. It states “promise less and deliver more”. It just makes so much sense. The context is to do with the corona virus but it really could apply to most subjects. As it happens I think it was meant to relate to our Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who does absolutely the opposite. He promises the earth but falls short and will then make excuses or as he would prefer “reasons”. But the real truth is most politicians do the same. And in the US Donald Trump does exactly the same. Is it not so much better to understate any situation and hopefully improve it to a greater degree. But of course politicians generally are just too arrogant. Realism is the key not extreme optimism or pessimism!
There has been a lot of talk this week of the benefit of wearing a mask in confined spaces. It has been compulsory in many countries and in England next week it will be mandatory in all shops. It is already is on public transport. However some people will not agree to wearing masks because it against their civil liberties. The same people said they would not wear safety belts in cars or wear crash helmets on motor cycles. It has since been proven they have saved many lives. So I would suggest that unless face masks have been declared unsafe we should wear them. Why take unnecessary risks?
In this country we don’t really trust anyone these days. Certainly we have never trusted the Russians. But if we don’t trust them anyway we shouldn’t be disappointed. And now it is the Chinese. We won’t be using Huawei for our 5G systems. but it will take us until 2027. So we have to wait until then to trust them fully. What a mess.
HUMOUR at last
Viagra is a combination of “Virility” and “Niagra” Well it would be wouldn’t it!
Tutankhamun’s parents were brother and sister!
In 2013 Al Queda apologised for accidently beheading one of their own men. What a shame.
Before their chests were cut open and their hearts were ripped out Aztec human sacrifices were given a cup of hot chocolate. That was a nice touch.
It is illegal in Vancouver to build a new house with doorknobs!!!!!
OLD FASHIONED WORDS.
MOLLYCODDLE–Protected or pampered.
DUNK–Dip biscuits in tea or coffee.
DRAGGLE– Become wet by dragging in water.
DUFFER– Idiot or stupid person.
GEORDIE WORDS Next week I will explain where these words originate.
CORRIE-FISTED– Left handed.
SPIFLICATE– Smack somebody who’s in trouble.
FUGGLECRACK– A smack on the back of the head after a hair cut.
RITE– Lean back on 2 legs of a chair.
SOOGIE– Enjoy a bubble bath.