Hello friends, a warm welcome to my rants page. Everyone likes a good gripe nowadays, if it isn’t about the weather its about work or something else, we just cannot help ourselves, we often feel good after a good rant.
I created this blog to “let off steam” rather than shout abuse or hit walls lol. I would just like to remind you that the writing here is strictly MY opinion and there will be no mentions of names etc except when I am ranting about the Government. Everyone has their own opinion, and that’s how it should be, this is a blog merely based on mine.
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Hello folks, Imagine you’re going about your daily tasks, you got up in a good mood, you are ready to face the day, and what happens some nutcase decides to attack you with a machette. It is now getting beyond a joke, even the Police are not safe on our streets, the very people we rely on to keep us safe. What is going on today? Why are people being so violent? Is it because people are just fed up, have nothing better to do with their time? Cause as much chaos as possible? I really feel it for the Officer who was attacked, and his family, this surely is a good reason that cops in the UK should be armed.
Hello friends, a warm welcome to my rants page. Everyone likes a good gripe nowadays, if it isn’t about the weather its about work or something else, we just cannot help ourselves, we often feel good after a good rant. I created this blog to “let off steam” rather than shout abuse or hit walls lol. I… Read more
Hello folks, Imagine you’re going about your daily tasks, you got up in a good mood, you are ready to face the day, and what happens some nutcase decides to attack you with a machette. It is now getting beyond a joke, even the Police are not safe on our streets, the very people we… Read more
What the hell is going on in this sad World, when people are shooting other human beings and worse children? What do they get out of this apart from their own demise? Weapons are everywhere but I think they should be banned Worldwide. According to the news, this Year alone there have been numerous shootings… Read more
I would like to congratulate Boris of his new position. I am sure he will live up to the job, and I do hope he keeps to his promises. Lots of people have confidence in this man, over 86000 Tory members voted him in, now the fun starts, good luck Boris.
Hello friends, hope you are all well. Today I would like to discuss changes in Medication and how it impacts you. As you are aware I have Bi-Polar disorder and have been recently diagnosed with this Mental illness. I have battled Mental Health issues since I was 16, and as I have gotten older, it has levelled out a tad.
Hey folks, hope you are all well, did you see the debacle on tv last night as the worried candidates came under fire from the General Public even though one or two should not have even been on the question panel.
Hey folks, as the Party prepares for a full on leadership battle its nice to know that some of them like to rake the dirt, there are some leadership candidates who have been naughty boys but hey so what, it proves they are only human and at least they were honest at the start but cmon folks that should not stop them being leader except if they were mass murderers lol.
I think its awful to dig the dirt in a bid to get ahead and lets face it they won’t be in power for long as they will be ousted with another party.
Well it is finally here, the leader of the Superpower has landed in his Air-force One Jet. Already the subject of controversy as he says it how it is, and can you blame him for retaliating, if you give out the shit you must be able to take it back.
I was watching the news yesterday and found this article very worrying.
people trying to get into our Country from France in boats, how they managed to get all the way here puzzles me but they did, although very dangerous its obviously worth their lives to come to a Country of peace and Wealth, the UK, but its wrong.
As the results slowly come in it appears the British Public do NOT have any confidence in the main parties, Labour and Conservative, instead they voted for the man who initiated the whole Brexit idea. The Brexit party have astonishingly gained many votes as well as Liberal Democrats who were virtually unrepresented.
Hey folks, hope you are all well, the weather here in the UK is picking up nicely and the sun is shining with a tad of warmth, but for how long? Temperatures in this Country have soared in the last few years and it is all down to Climate change, its all very well celebrating the fact we are getting warmer days but at what price? The Arctic glaciers are melting at alarming rates, affecting nature and wildlife. The Planet is in crisis and we need to take action now to at least slow the process. Before we have nothing left! I could be like a lot of people I don’t have to care because it will be the next Generation it will affect but no I do care, because I want my kids and Grandkids to enjoy this beautiful planet of ours forever. Governments are being warned Worldwide, some are responding urgently whilst others only sweep it aside and will “get to it ” when they have time, well we do not have time, its a matter of life and death, you need to get started now, to undo the many Years of pollution (man made) and natural. Countries like Sweden are doing a lot for climate change but they need everyone else to take action as well. I hope that everyone has a part in reducing our carbon footprint and even the littlest of actions can have huge rewards, make sure you recycle properly, don’t throw plastics away in the streets or countryside, take them home, each person on this Planet has a part to play..
It is that time of Year, my favourite time as its the Snooker World championship from Sheffield in the UK, a beautiful setting to an amazing 10 day slog out. I was hooked on this sport for an early age, I even love Playing, not very good lol but enjoyable. I used to play with my big brother back in Edinburgh in a Snooker club, good times. I want to talk about the temperament in the game and the constant cheating that goes on in today’s game, when I refer to cheating I refer to players having bets on each other. two snooker players have been fined and banned for illegally betting but they were only banned for a few months personally I would have banned them for life, because this is unacceptable. Watching this Years competition I am worried that match fixing may be going on, this spoils the game and makes it unwatchable as far as I am concerned.
Some results so far have been bewildering, and it almost looks as if they are losing deliberately, I would like to think not, but it’s on my mind when I watch my beloved game. The other thing bothering me at the moment is the temperament of the Players. In the days of Higgins, Virgo ect the players seemed to be focused on the game and not the audience who by the way pay their wages, no viewers no pay out its as simple as that, and yet some players forget that when complaining about some poor sod dozing in the audience with boredom, or an elderly lady rustling a crisp packet, wow they are easily annoyed. I think they are overpaid and think themselves something special when all is told they are just sportsman who have had the luck to have a talent for knocking a ball on a green baize. I will continue to watch the championship but i’m wary now of inconsistencies and big heads.
How sad was it to see this Monumental Historic building engulfed in flames, it was enough to make you want to weep. Thousands of Years of History going up in smoke, priceless treasures going up in smoke. The World held its breath as the fearless firefighters fought the flames to save the building and because of their hard work and guts they managed to save the fabric of the building, but the tower had fallen. It will take Years to put this stalwart back to its original beauty, and I hope the authorities find out how this tragedy happened and more importantly prevent it from happening again. France we are all with you and wish you all the success of bringing one of your great monuments back to life for the World to enjoy.
Hey folks, hope you are all well. I thought I would send an update on my progress with vaping. I have been faithfully vaping now for a Year and a half and to my surprise I have NEVER even thought about having a cigarette let alone having one. I have tried a lot of vaping sticks on the market and have finally stuck to the one I am on now which is a Smok Resastick. The battery life however isnt great and I find myself charging the stick quite a lot perhaps 2 times a day, however I have 2 smok battery standbys which I have charged up. I am still on quite a high nicotine level as I feel this is needed to curb the edginess of craving for a ciggy. All in all it costs me about a tenner a month for juices which I have found on ebay with free posting. I smoked 40 a day when I was an active smoker so this would normally cost me around 20 pounds A DAY. I am happy vaping but I do feel I need this as I needed the nicotine.
The stage is set, the crowds gather, the paddocks ablaze with excitement and hope, the punters ready to bet good money on their favourite Horse or maybe they got a tip, whatever the scenario its a big day in Horse racing in the UK. Millions of people have a punt on the race, millions of pounds are spent on this one race, its a traditional United Kingdom day, it only happens once a year. This is all great, the TV figures are huge, the owners and jockeys are all set for a profitable day, but what about the implications of the race for the poor animals who have to race it?
Many Horses are killed or maimed in this despicable race and thank God its only once a Year. The fences are so high that the Horse struggles to get over it whilst being whipped by a human torturer beckoning the horse to go faster. I do not even watch this murder on TV as I know at least half a dozen horses will be killed or wounded, then shot because they are suffering.
I personally think this barbaric race should be cancelled and never talked about again, as it reminds you just how greedy people are to make money even at the cost of some poor animals who have no choice in the matter. The pictures from the last Grand National are horrific and beggars belief why we allow this. I only hope that someday someone will realise just how monstrous this race is and ban it.
This is what the Grand National does to the poor Horses.
What the hell is going on in this Country, day by day we read about someone being stabbed? knife crime in the UK has disturbingly reached epidemic levels?Every time I log into my pc a news item comes through saying some poor person has been stabbed, young or old they don’t seem to care who the victim is, the Police have been cut back so badly the crimes are increasing.There are knife banks all over the Country for people to hand them in unanimously. a guy even made a statue with the knives handed in.
So what’s going on, why has knife crime suddenly made the headlines? A while back it was guns that was in the forefront of the news now it is Knives, were will this end?It appears that the above statues will be built in other Cities of the UK, to highlight the amount of weapons handed in.When you look at the statue its quite frightening, but not as frightening as the poor families who have to identify their children after a stabbing, what’s the point of needlessly ending life, there must always be a solution before doing this??
Hi folks, it just gets worse doesn’t it? when are we ever going to have an end to this? when will our powers to be realise this topic is drowning the UK in its own vomit? The MPS are voting out every single package put to them, so when will we ever get a decision? I am not proud to be a guy who voted in 2016, I will certainly not be voting again if we have all this pa lava each time. The Government wonder why people do not vote? well this is a classic example because it doesn’t really matter, democracy doesn’t matter, if we ever get an end to this it will be a cause for celebration as the UK Government have made a right hash of this scenario.
Well folks, what a surprise, we were supposed to leave the EU tomorrow and once again the Government have failed to do just that. The Country is in a mess, we do not know if we are coming or going, The Politicians have lied to us once more, proving they are not worth the money we pay them to do what we request. Another vote tomorrow? on what? they have had more votes over Brexit than we have ever had in any General election?
It is easy for the Guys who earn thousands of pounds a Year sitting in the House of Commons or even having a nap, while the Country is in dire straights. They are going against the 17 million people who voted to leave the EU and they are now asking for another vote? so are we doing best of 3? whomever wins the third referendum is the winner? NO, We democratically voted on something put to us in 2016, and that was to leave the EU, so we have to ask, is this ever going to happen? Once this is over I do not want to hear the word Brexit for the rest of my life it should be struck from the English Dictionary.
I don’t know about you folks but I am at the end of my tether with this Brexit crap, this has went on for so long its now becoming a bore. The people of the UK voted to leave the EU and for once the Prime Minister is trying her level best to get us an exit within the guided time, however many MP’S have chosen to vote not only against their own party leader but against the majority of people who voted leave. The lengthy process has overtaken everything, and all the other issues the Government should be tackling are put on the back burner. This country is so divided it is scary The issues that need addressing are being forgotten because all we talk about is Brexit.
The Police numbers have been chopped so badly they cannot effectively look after the public, knife crime is soaring because there isn’t enough bodies on the streets to tackle it. The NHS is at critical point getting worse by the day. I just want this albatross around our neck resolved and move on to the future.
As we mourn the people who lost their lives in the tragic air disaster in Ethiopia we have to question why and how could this have happened.
We use technology everyday, we travel all the time, but we never ever think that this is going to be your last trip, but it was for all those unfortunate people who’s lives were taken away so early. Nine of the victims were from this Country the UK, they were doing good in third World Countries helping people ,giving their time freely, to make others lives a bit better to cope with. We can only imagine the terror on that plane as it nose dived into the ground from a great height, the panic and terror must have been overwhelming. So how did this tragedy happen? Aeroplanes are supposed to be one of the safest public transports in the World but clearly this type of plane is susceptible to faults therefore they have been quite rightly grounded until someone finds out the reason. I believe this is the second time this aircraft has developed Faults and quite frankly it does put you off flying, its always at the back of your mind that this huge lump of metal will develop some sort of emergency. Let us pray this does not happen again and our heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims. THANKS OR VISITING.
It beggars belief that someone who ran away to join a terrorist group decides she wants to come back home to the UK because she has had enough? Do you think people in the UK are buttoned up the back? Hell will freeze over before your allowed back into a Country that brought you up, housed and fed you and all your family. Its not surprising how vulnerable these young people are, and are so easily radicalised that they think running away to join a terrorist group is a fantasy life, full of promise and fun, then they realise its not what they thought after seeing countless deaths and bombings suddenly the good life fades, this girl witnessed innocent people being murdered and beheaded and yet shows no remorse ,just contempt for human life.
When she left the UK she was married right away along with her other compatriots, she had 2 kids who died in the bombings and is heavily pregnant with her third. Now in a camp, she wants to come back to the UK have her baby and enjoy the same life as we do, only she has no regrets, well lovely we don’t either, we do not want your kind in this Country, you are evil and some day you will pay for all the atrocities you have willingly participated in see you later, have a nice life, you wont be sponging off our Social Security to bring up your baby.
“We should not let anyone back into this country who is an enemy of all the values that we stand for”.
Nigel Farage. BREXIT PARTY LEADER.
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Hello folks… I hope you are all well.. Tonight I would like to talk about stress in the Workplace. Millions of people in this World get stressed out with their job, for some it leads to illness and sickness in the workplace. It seems that these days everyone is in a hurry and do not have time for anything else in their lives and work is a huge part in your life that you need to be relaxed in, with life comes stress, with work sometimes you need an escape, but Employers these days do not seem to care for the welfare of their staff, sure they have rules and regulations protecting employees but is it ever used.?
Everyone has experienced staffing issues, everyone has had to cover for someone who has went off sick, Employers never cover the person who goes off sick and more often than not your doing the work of the person who didn’t turn in and that becomes stressful. So your doing 2 staffs work but you only get paid once? how is that fair. I am not saying people shouldn’t be sick, but it puts extra pressure on the people who have decided to come into work. I am sure you all have had stress at the workplace, but why do we just put up with it?
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Hello friends, hope you are all well. Its that time of year when we celebrate the Men and Women who fought in the World wars to give us the freedom and peace we have enjoyed for a long time. It gratifies me to Publish that celebration. I think most people would be proud if a family member had fought in the first and second World Wars, I know my dad was in the army and I was proud of what he did. There is never a good time to mention the casualties, millions of people dying for what they believed in and against one of the most fearful parties in the World at that time the Nazis, who hypnotised the German people into thinking it was right to go to War against anyone who did not believe in their values.
I would also like to remind people of the millions of Jewish people who were massacred and not only Jewish people but anyone who did not fit the criteria for the Nazis. Celebrations will go on forever because we need to remind our kids who have never seen conflict just how it feels to live in fear from day to day. Will we ever see or experience peace on Earth? sadly I doubt it, as so many Wars start mostly on a daily basis. The poppy is the emblem for the Millions of people who fought for our freedom and I think it is apt.
Hello friends, first off a huge THANK YOU to all of you who visit this blog, please be assured your always welcome and I am honoured you spend some of your precious time here.
Today I want to talk about APPLE.
I am sure either you or some member of your family or friends have an apple product, they are by far the better option when it comes to mobile technology or tablets or laptops and PC’S, however it saddens me when I buy an Apple product and through time the updates cease because they deem the appliance to be too old for new updates.
To me this has to be a ploy, to get you to continue to buy updated technology even though you have a perfectly well built piece of machinery that has not let you down, so why should you have to buy newer models just to get an update. I was foolish enough to buy an ipod that was 4rth generation, I never realized it would not get updates because of its age so it is stuck on ios 6. I am sure you all agree that this is pretty sad, Apple should look after their customers a bit more and keep updates on every machine forever.
Hi folks, hope you are all well, I have been absent for a few weeks, and I will tell you why. I have been going through some tests regarding my sleeping, and have now been diagnosed with “sleep apnoea” For those of you “like me” that had never heard of this before I was tested, its an illness that many people get especially middle age folks like me lol. It is a disease that some people get with sleeping difficulties, surprisingly until now I never knew I stopped breathing during the night, only for a few seconds but I was shocked to find out how regularly this happens.
When people snore, and we are all guilty of that lol, ask your partner the airways are blocked and not only your partner if you have one but also you are not getting a decent sleep, so you awake tired and have no energy. I was given some equipment by my local “sleep clinic” to record my sleep pattern this was when it was confirmed when the nurse got the recorded matter from the equipment.
I was diagnosed with moderate to serious sleep apnoea and was given a machine to monitor my sleep every night, it consists of a mask which covers your face and blows oxygen into your mouth when your breathing is at its lowest. It isn’t the most comfortable thing to wear but after 2 days of using the mask I feel much better, I am getting up earlier, and also I am not napping, my energy levels have increased ten fold. I now feel I am having a better quality of life, and I advise anyone going through the same symptoms to visit your local GP or health nurse and have a chat with them, you do not have to suffer in silence, get checked out.
Hey folks, been a while, hope you are all doing good. Today I would like to discuss a programme I watched on the BBC called. “one deadly weekend in America” It was an interesting documentary highlighting the amount of people who are shot, wounded or Killed in America. in a weekend, horrifyingly it happens on a daily basis.
In disbelief I watched this harrowing documentary as families were and probably still are mourning the loss of a loved one through gun crime.
I have many dear friends in America and sometimes I am fearful for their well-being. It seems to me that if you have a fall out with someone in America they just shoot you, well I think its because the gun laws are too lenient, In such a powerful Country why can’t they illegal ise guns in America. Most powerful countries in the World do not have citizens shooting each other on a daily basis, so why doesn’t America, it seems that the 5th amendment is the reason, and I believe that every citizen has a right to protect their families or friends, but shooting just for the sake of it is disgusting.
It is a fact that guns are readily available anywhere in the world, but in the UK it is illegal to have a gun or a knife if it is intended to cause harm. In this new millennium it is hard to believe that taking a life means nothing.
We see it everyday, we encounter many people stoned with Cannabis and it is all ages not just the young. It is supposed to be a recreational drug, but I know for a fact some people cannot live without it. I know for a fact as I tried it myself many years ago that it is an easy thing to get hooked on, the People you see smoking it always say, “its not addictive” I can stop anytime? but can they?
There are various types of Cannabis but the smelliest has got to be “grass” It can be noticed on peoples clothes just like nicotine from a cigarette, the sad thing is that the people who smoke it do not notice the odour coming from them. On the other hand, Cannabis has proved to be the best painkiller for people suffering from various nasty illnesses however it damages the brain instead.
It was always believed by me anyway that Cannabis cooled you down, mellowed you, made you feel relaxed especially when you are prone to stress, however what happens when you cannot get your usual fix, what are the symptoms. The people I know have varied degrees of withdrawal, from mood swings to being very angry, so what’s the point of taking this substance if you cannot free yourself from it?
If it wasn’t this drug it would be something else, its human nature, we need some sort of fix to take away our daily stress, be it work or home it is with us 24/7. I think it should be legalised , even though I do not take it, but you never know, as I get older and the body pains start I might be tempted if this drug is the only thing that will keep the pain away. I see what it does to people I know, and it is not a pretty sight especially when they cannot get their fix.
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Well folks it is finally here, a sport that is loved Worldwide A sport that makes Millions of Pounds or Euros depending were it is held, Can’t think of Russia’s currency lol, but I am sure it will bring millions to them. I think its great that Russia got the chance to host this popular sport, the stadium looks beautiful and the amount of hard work that goes into these major events do not go unnoticed.
Imagine the amount of people this would need to bring into fruition, all the people in the background, engineers, carpenters, etc etc they have all done a wonderful job. In this day and age of uncertainty when lots of countries are edging by the big red button to end our World its comforting to see sport bringing everyone together. The Russian people have had a bad time lately prior to the events of the poisoning etc but as yet it still has not been proved it was them.
There isn’t enough harmony in this World at the moment, people are quick to start wars albeit usually within their own Countries. I am writing this to highlight the fact that this is a celebration of Countries uniting together to at least forget all the trouble in the World during this epic contest. Its wonderful to see all the different nationalities during the World cup, everyone knows they have a good chance of winning, its a lengthy process but for football fans its the ultimate game.
I thought it was kinda sad to see the amount of Police needed before each match starts to keep order, lots of Police from here in the UK, the first day wasn’t a success when you saw fans along the river one even throwing himself in they were not causing much trouble but they made sure their presence was felt, England had arrived.
Amsterdam Police were on standby to make sure there wasn’t any issues the ones who did cause issues were transported back to the UK and their passport revoked so they could not travel, isn’t this sad, all the hard work they must have put in to save for the occasion wasted because they could not behave. I abhor any kind of violence, the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, but for some this is the whole reason for going to sporting competitions to cause trouble at all costs.
I cannot imagine the Russian Police taking any shit, they are much more strict when it comes to violence and I pity anyone who gets tossed in their jails, so try and enjoy this great time on the football calendar and get home in one piece. The very best of luck to The England squad and to the Whole World.
FOOTBALLS CREME DE LA CREME
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Hi folks, well, Are you pissed off hearing about Brexit? I am, what a pa-lava. One telling you one thing, another calling them a liar, and giving their views, so who do you believe? Quite frankly I wish they would all go away and see what happens , when it happens. Trade in the UK, will not be harmed, Europe needs us and we need them, All the manufacturers who have an interest in the UK, will not stop making their products because we are NOT in the EU.
They won’t cut off their nose to spite their face, imagine the money they would lose so is this drama really worth listening to.? I voted to leave the EU, I wanted us to do it on our own, Britain is one of the largest business Countries in the World and isn’t short of a bob or 2 so why do we have to panic?
It is 2018 and every Country should have the right to trade with whomever they want without all the red tape. I for the life of me cannot understand why we are not trading with Countries outside the EU it has always baffled me.
I am not saying I am an expert on this subject but I am sick of listening to it. It is on the news daily, papers daily, radio, its everywhere and for me it is now becoming a bore. I am not a Tory supporter but quite frankly I cannot see any other Politician who can get us the best deal rather than Theresa May. So for God sake let her get on with it, we can argue the fine points when it happens, give us all a break.
Hi folks, Isn’t it sad when money is worth more than Human life, isn’t it sad that because of a small debt a young man takes his life, well it truly happened. After watching this harrowing drama based on a true story I feel disgusted with our society. Humanity has always been greedy, cant get enough and if we cant get enough we become ruthless, do we care about peoples Mental Health state? the answer is no. In this program hosted by the BBC it tells the story of a young man, who successfully gained employment which in this day and age is incredible. The Young man starts as a motor cycle courier, the image itself seems cool however the way the young lad was treated by I suppose he was the Manager of the courier firm was quite devastating, he rattled off rules and regulations, made it clear that most of the lads earnings would be in costs? as in radios, machines for signatures, fuel, insurance, basically he was told you will be self employed but YOU are responsible for the expenses, IE tax etc, as well in my eyes a right rip off company who should be shut down. A young person is supposed to understand this prick as he speedily went through what was expected of the lad.
The first couple of days his Bike goes on the blink, so he thinks the job is in the air, and that should have been enough to warn the lad off, but he was proud and wanted to earn a living. Everything went well at the start, hew as earning a few bob but it was less than his expenses, so realistically he wasn’t earning anything, then came the chance of another bike from his mum and step dad, who kindly put up the finance all the young man needed to do was pay his stepdad back, monthly which he thought yeah I can handle that.
It all went pear shaped when he went in a bus lane in London which is an instant fine, but pressure and timing makes you do things you would normally think about. All went well until he received a fine of 65.00 for the traffic offence, he simply ignored the letter and put it in his satchel, then he did it again, this time he faced 2 65.00 fines, and again he let it slide. The fine has to be paid in 28 days or there is a further charge, needless to say he ignored that to and faced over 1000 pounds in fines, by this time it was passed to a debt collection agency.
He received visits from the Bailiffs it was disgusting watching this guy harass the young guy who clearly needed help, all he was concerned about was clamping his bike and pressurising him into paying the full fine. This you may think is harsh, but it is how This Country deals with debtors and quite frankly its barbaric.
The woman in the debt collection agency was as helpful as an ashtray on a motorbike, clearly a jobsworth bamboozling the young man on the phone. In this country the UK one of the richest countries in the World people are subjected to barbaric unscrupulous monsters praying on the poor while rich people are able to dodge tax and get away with it.
There are millions, in fact billions of unpaid taxes in the UK every year but the importance is chasing a working class person for a few hundred pounds, so were is the fairness in that? This lad took his life over 1000 pounds, I hope the people involved sleep at night because I couldn’t if it was on my conscience. My sympathy goes to his family, who tried everything in their power to help their son who was too proud to ask for help.
Hey folks, how you doin? well I hope. As we get older, we are well aware that things may start to crack when you bend down, the back gets sore standing in the same place for hours, the sight starts to get blurry and the stomach begins to balloon lol, its all for some of us the natural progression into getting older. Before anyone says something, I am relating these conditions to myself, how I am feeling, it may be that some people sail through life and never get ill or they feel like they are young forever, well if you fall into that category, then well done and long may it continue.
Everything in the garden is rosy, well so you think, apart from the illnesses you know about, there are sometimes other issues running in the background, like a computer gets a virus, our bodies are prone to getting the same. My latest blood results as requested by my Doctor, intimated that I was suffering from Vitamin D deficiency? eh I thought well I know I don’t take vitamins, but never thought I was deficient, anyway vitamin D is collected from the Sun, it is made into the vitamin when we spend times in the sunshine, all very well but I live in the UK, sunshine is a hit or a miss lol.
I was feeling tired, couldn’t be bothered doing anything, it was an effort at work etc, I never put it down to vitamin D deficiency, I put it down to my Mental Health issues. The result was I have to take 5 tablets a day to build up my immunisation, and I must admit I can feel the difference already, yeah I am still tired, but I put that down to boredom rather than medical. I hope you get yourself checked, because Like me you may not be aware, its a weird thing considering its the sunshine who feeds you lol.
Hello friends, hope you are all well. Today I would like to bring to your attention the near extinction of the humble bumble bee. The provide so much for humanity, they keep us alive, they work harder than any other civilisation except maybe ants, and yet they are close to dying off for good. There are currently 24 species of Bumble bees in the UK. and even bees which were extinct in the late eighties are believed to be getting re introduced to our shores, it is the short haired bumble bee.
Impact of bumblebee declines.
It is well-known that bumblebees are great pollinators, and therefore have a key role in producing much of the food that we eat. Through the pollination of many commercial crops such as tomatoes, peas, apples and strawberries, insects are estimated to contribute over £600 million per annum to the UK economy (2015), and in doing so prop up the £108 billion per-year food and drink industry in Britain. Across the EU, insect pollinators are estimated to contribute €14.2 billion annually to the EU economy (2012). If bumblebee and other insect pollinator declines continue, the extremely high cost of pollinating these plants by other means could significantly increase the cost of fruit and vegetables (hand-pollinating British crops has been estimated to cost £1.8 billion annually). We will eventually die after the bees as everything we eat is practically pollinated with the bumble bee.
Please do your bit and encourage bumble bees in your garden, they will not harm you in any way, they are only interested in the flowers and shrubs.
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Hello friends, hope you are well on this beautiful summers day. Tonight I would like to talk about Vaping, this time I want to discuss the addiction of the metal stick that blows out vapour, whether you use nicotine or not and what are the implications. I started vaping last October, I decided I wanted to stop smoking, I was a heavy smoker, sometimes smoking up to 40 cigarettes a day, every opportunity I had I would smoke, because I enjoyed it sooo much, and to hell with the implications on my health. I never thought I would be able to cope without a cigarette, I even keep a packet of hand rolling tobacco in my drawer in case I ever have the hankering for a real ciggie, suffice to say I have NOT smoked since I quit last October, not even having a sneaky one, absolutely none at all. Would I have been able to do it without my ecig? the answer is simply NO. I use my vape pen all day up until I go to sleep, the only time I do not use it is when I am at work or sleeping, so am I addicted to it? The sceptics say that an Ecig is just as bad as actually smoking but how can that be? there are no harmful chemicals for a start, and you do not crave for the machine, you do not smell of smoke, your house is nicotine free, your ability to smell and taste returns, so how can I think its just a habit like smoking itself. People I have spoke to have said “well you might have stopped smoking but now your addicted to an Ecig”? perhaps I am, but I’m a darn sight more healthy and richer having given up the cigarette. To end, I think vaping is harmless cheaper than buying real cigarettes which are topping nearly 10 pounds a packet and the juice you can get around a pound a bottle, so it makes sense to continue.
Hello friends, This week in the UK we are highlighting Mental Health all this week. Millions of people Worldwide suffer or has suffered some form of Mental Health, I am one of them, Since 16 Years old I have had this illness, and now at 58 after many many appointments with a psychiatrist and Mental Health workers I feel I am balanced for now. The medication I take daily sustains my life I have a lot to be thankful for but it wasn’t always an easy road, many times I had suicidal thoughts in my younger days and even tried it in my mid twenties.
Back then Mental Health was not recognised as it is today, and it was difficult to admit you had issues back then let alone get treatment for it. The doctors did try you on medication but it never worked (in my eyes) I have probably tried thousands of versions of Anti depressants over the years till I finally got the medication I needed, and for a few Years it has levelled. Going through life with Mental Health is a nightmare, the initial process is to admit you have depression for some that isn’t easy.
When your young you try and shake it off, you won’t admit your depressed, you wouldn’t want the shame of everyone knowing about you, this stops people from talking and getting help, please believe me I was the very same, but finally I admitted I needed help, I couldn’t go on living the way I was. I beg you if you are having issues or you know someone else who is going through this wicked disease, please get yourself or them some help. Please visit my Mental Health blog to read my story. MY MENTAL HEALTH BLOG.
Hey folks, hope you are well, today’s rant is a thing that affects everyone Worldwide and it hits us in our pockets every minute of every day. As you know I work in retail, Supermarket Retail, I am the person who serves you your Pizza and ice cream lol, always with a smile. I would like to talk about people who feel its their right to come into a shop and steal whatever they can get their hands on and walk out of the shop without paying. Every shop nowadays has CCTV, and it amazes me that people never think about that when they decide to shoplift. The recordings are crystal clear and the Police can recognise their own Mother thats how clear the footage is, however it does not stop people from stealing hundreds of pounds worth of goods a day.
We are trained not to respond physically should we suspect a shoplifter in the store but I do not agree with that, I feel its my duty to stamp out this dishonesty if I see it, yes I know not to chase someone along the street with their ill gotten gains, but I will bring it to the attention of the Manager if I suspect a shoplifter has taken something and not paid.
Why should we have to carry the can with higher grocery charges to make up for the companies losses, no its not fair and I will try my very best to stop it, but as everyone who works in retail will verify you are often understaffed and rushed off your feet all shift and that’s when these people know when to come into the store. I also respect other shoppers who see with their own eyes people stealing items, good on the people who are not scared to inform us. We all have to pay our way, we all struggle, we all have to rely on credit, but hey, we still pay our way in Society.
Today I took my ex wife to a Hospital appointment in Surrey, a few miles away from home, but one of the Major Hospitals in Sussex England. The hospital is huge and deals with almost everything, that’s probably why most people throughout Sussex are sent there. Apart from the usual parking nightmares we were not there for long, my ex wife was seen pretty quickly.
This is more of a tribute than a rant, in that particular department there must have been at least six or seven people from different Countries From Doctors, to Nurses, and reception staff. I was sitting reading my magazine with a free coffee and watched in wonder how all these different cultures worked together in harmony to serve the same goal of caring for people like you and me.
The NHS in the UK relies on people from all parts of the World who are professional in every way and cannot do enough for you, and smile even though they do long hours and get crap pay, they still show professionalism even under extreme pressure. In this Country we are very lucky, we have a National Health Service second to none an organisation that doesn’t look for your wallet before you are treated, an organisation that gives you the same treatment whether rich poor young or old, and I for one appreciate each and every one of them. I also worked for the NHS for 13 years and found the work rewarding.
Hey folks, hope you are well. Well here I am again I went to our local Hospital today for a routine x ray, you would think, yeah there shouldn’t be any issues with that lol, well you would be wrong. The particular Hospital were I live has a smallish car park and its a fight to get a space, if you don’t you would be as well coming back another day.
In the UK, we have to pay for parking, even when we go shopping in Town we have to pay, well someone has got to pay for the councils expense, right? I arrived on time and after a battle to get a space after having to let everyone out of the existing car park spaces was the first obstacle I encountered.
I thought great, I have a space, and was just about to go into it when an irate man in his early thirties stormed into the space before I could get in. According to him he had been waiting a while for the same space, which was bullshit as he wasn’t even anywhere near the space the lady got out of. We exchanged profanities and I had to look elsewhere for a space. The anger we both displayed was quite a worry and it goes to show that even small things like a car parking space can cause a war lol.
Hello friends, yes its me again, This evening I would like to talk about debt. Almost everyone in this World relies on credit, not because we want it, but because we NEED it, to survive. We need a top up for our wage which isn’t enough to keep us going until the next pay day. Taxes ,rent, Rising fuel costs, food costs, and General cost of living is hard and we need a backup.
Credit cards are wonderful these days the Banks make it attractive to people who can afford them with either doing a Bank transfer or purchases on a low interest rate, in fact in my lifetime I have never seen so much attractive credit interest rates as we have today.
If you shop around (and have a good Credit record) you can take advantage of the all the good deals, this is the problem, we are enticed into a good deal, after all we are only human and when we see a bargain we have to have it. The consequences are pretty dire though as often people get into debt too quickly, another bill comes in, you don’t pay your credit card and then your in trouble, bang goes your good credit record and you can be taken to court for non payment.
Young families struggle in these days of hardship, credit cards maxed, loans everywhere, you wonder were the end is. I am a credit card user and at the moment I am in control, but I can see how easy it is to keep spending all the time and to hell with the implications it delivers. I want you to know you are not alone, we are all in the same boat.
Hi friends, hope you are all well, on this Beautiful Summers night in the UK. Tonight I would like to talk about Retail Workers, people who work in shops generally.
As everyone who works in Retail would say its all hard work for a minimum wage. We all need shops, we need to eat, be clothed, buy our electrical items, furniture etc, even although you can buy almost anything online, sometimes you like to see what your buying and that way you don’t end up with something you don’t like. As a Retail worker you get to know the customers, most of them are cool but like everywhere else in this World you get the weirdo’s and the ones who go out of their way to make your day miserable.
The funniest of things is, when your working on a hot summers day and a customer comes in and says “oooo its nice in here” yes indeed nice for them as they can come in, shop then go back into the sunshine lol. Stating the obvious is always a good laugh for us, and it kinda boosts your day a bit even though its hours before you get home and the sun is away. I don’t think we will ever have to worry about losing shops as it is sometimes the only communication some people get in their day.
Hi folks, like everyone I love to watch factual programs, they are interesting and in some cases for some people life changing not always negatively but 9 times out of 10 it can be positive. Its like an insight into somebody’s life, what they have went through, and how they got there, and more importantly how they get help. It is very interesting to see how many illnesses are tackled and today I would like to talk about “My 600lb life”
I have probably watched them all, followed the guys who have had to do something about their obesity or simply die that’s the harsh truth. All over the World obesity is a huge thing, it can ruin lives, and make people feel worthless as the only comfort they get is when eating food, and it could happen to any of us.
I like the program because it is about real life, from the very start to the end when the person is either helped or not, depending on how much weight they lose on a strict plan given by the Doctor. I know the Doctor on the program has made mistakes, well what Doctor hasn’t, but when you weigh the pros and cons and see a majority of the patients helped for me it outweighs the negativity.
I know the Doctor will be getting paid horrendous amounts for his field but he has saved a few lives. I take my hat off to the patients and the medical staff who tirelessly help obese people, especially when they can have the life they deserve. So before you knock it, just look at the progress and think that it could be YOU.
HELLO, FRIENDS. Well I am back, yet another rant to keep me from going insane lol, you have no idea how much good it does me to vent here, it keeps me going and its better than punching a door or wall lol. Anyway today I want to discuss VAPING.
The Government in their wisdom wants or prefers everyone to stop smoking and encouraged Companies to invent another way of smoking but without the deadly chemicals in a real cigarette. The boom of vaping has taken the world by storm, even people who have never smoked like to vape with their friends, as of today no one can tell whether vaping is dangerous to your health or not, however it is not dangerous to your pocket. I stopped smoking October last year and thanks to my ecig I have never even thought about turning to a cigarette no matter how stressed I get, yes I still think about smoking but I never take any action.
I smoked at least 40 cigs a day, I was indeed a very heavy smoker, I would have one in my mouth almost every minute I was awake, and even during the night when I could not sleep I reached for a cancer stick. I feel 100 times better I am a tad fitter I do not smell of cig smoke and my home is free from smoke unless I burn something cooking lol. I have saved a few bucks, but like everyone the savings are pumped into bills and living costs.
The only downfall of not smoking is you turn your habit from hardly eating at all to eating more and more so you have to keep an eye on the weight or it will get a grip. What annoys me is, the Government encourages everyone to stop smoking, even though they get a high tax through tobacco and yet, you are restricted from were you can vape?? eh? I thought this was an alternative to smoking, but it seems not, the clouds of vapour caused by some ecigs frightens restaurants, cafes, cinemas ect so they do not allow vaping? so whats the point, I understand you cannot smoke cigarettes in these places and it is a rightful law, however vape does not exhale real smoke.
So it seems we have all been duped. I am not saying I will never smoke again because I do not know when the urge will make me start again but for now I applaud the people who invented the ecig.
Hi folks, you good? nice to be back, today I want to rant about “cold calling” What is cold calling? It is when a company finds your home or mobile number and calls you to try and either sell you something or alert you to the fact you may be due money from someone or another.
While I am aware that we all have to earn bread and butter to survive I think that these companies can easily make your life a misery by repetitive calling, even when you tell them you are not interested, they will not give up and will often call you two or three times a week?
Imagine your sitting there in the comfort of your own home, your about to eat after a hard days work, the phone rings, you think its family or friends, when you pick it up its a “cold caller” how annoying, It puts you in a bad mood and your dinner is getting cold.
I have had a few even as we speak, and each time I politely told them not to call me again, as I have not had an accident at work in the last 5 years or been in a car crash. So what can you do about it? well there are several things you can do, thankfully nowadays your phone company can stop these calls, you inform them then they bar them from the network, you can also put in a number on your phone and this stops that particular caller from bugging you again.
I feel this is a form of harassment, and feel this should be addressed. if you suffer from the above, get in touch with your phone company, and give yourself the peace you deserve.
Hi friends, hope you are well. Today I want to talk about retail, we all shop, we all have to eat, we all have to queue now and again and although sometimes its annoying its just the norm. I have worked in retail for 2 large supermarket companies for 7 years and although they are slightly different in working practices, they are all the same when it comes to customers.
If I go to a shop and there is a queue, I will wait patiently until someone is available to serve me, without any drama, however some customers make it their aim to upset you and make you feel like shit, because either they are ignorant, or plain nasty. Everyone in retail will agree, we all try our hardest, being paid a minimum wage you have to smile and make the customer feel they are worthy.
I feel that some people deliberately go out of their way to make your day a nightmare, customers who are on their mobile phone while you are serving them is one example, another is a customer coming to the tills you start the transaction then they veer of to get something else leaving the remaining queue fuming.
I feel people are too much in a damn hurry these days they need to chill, and more importantly they need to respect the workers who try their very hardest to make their shopping experience as painless as possible. If you are one of those people, then think before you act, you will find you get more assistance with a polite manner.
Hi folks, hope you are all well, So its come to this, sending missiles into Syria, by the British, American, and French Governments, all because a Tyrant thinks he can just send chemical weapons everywhere at the drop of a hat and pretend there wont be any reprisals, how the hell can anyone send chemical weapons to kill their own people? I am baffled by this, I can understand sending chemical weapons to another country or enemy but not to wipe out your own people?
Over the years too many tyrants have tried to quash their own people and although the results have been horrifying they have eventually been put to task. I think Russia will retaliate in some way, they have to be seen as a power that will not stand back whilst its allies are bombed.
This all came about because chemical weapons were also sent to the UK, the fact no one will admit to it disguises guilt. I am still puzzled why Russia would want to kill 2 of its citizens in another Country, and come to think of it, why was the guy and his daughter in the UK, I understand he was a spy, but why did they come here?
The implications are now serious and a threat imminent, we just have to sit back and see what Russia will do to retaliate if indeed they do, so we are entering another cold war, what’s up with this World, has it been too quiet and peaceful for too long that we look for every excuse under the sun to ignite conflict? it seems we are never happy unless we are killing each other. The movies you watch on TV may be fiction but the way things are going they could become reality.