Wednesday, June 30, 2004

I am thinking of, in the near Future, writing a post that reveals something very intimate about myself.
Something that I did in 2002 when I was in the middle of my 'Wobble' my self confidence and identity crisis.
It's something that I did that I still live with and encounter every day as a result of my actions on that fateful day.

The only problem is - on Sunday morning we are away in the caravan down to the Isle of Wight for two weeks and I will not have access to the internet. So If I don't pull my finger out it may be a long wait before I can post.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

I am taking a couple of days off work. Not because I particularly want to but because of the Cheshire show.
I have to drive through the show traffic to get to and return from work. Its bad enough on a normal day but these two days are the worst of the year.
The police close roads and the locals can't get where they want to go. We have to take a five mile detour just to get where where we want to be.

How come the police and councils can just close a road - a public right of way, at the drop of a hat !!
Do they not realize just how inconvenient it can be ?

Monday, June 21, 2004

Monday morning blues

Well its Monday morning and I have a touch of the Monday morning blues.

The roads were busier than normal, and when I arrived at work I found the car park already full although I has arrived twenty minutes early.
Maybe its something to do with the trains from Stockport have been stopped for the next few weeks.
Of course an event like this has a long term knock on.

I remember a couple of years ago the council closed Princess Parkway to re-lay the road and they diverted all the traffic on a route that I normally used as a short cut. Ever since then my short cut was not a short cut anymore because a lot of people were made aware of this and it is not congested just like the rest of the roads.

Still I should be looking forward I suppose.
We are in the throes of organising an open air buffet for my brother in law and sister in law on Sat July 3rd as it is their twenty fifth wedding anniversary. Just to complicate matters we are away on holiday on the Sunday for two weeks, leaving everyone else to do the clearing up. So no heavy drinking for me as I will be driving the following morning.
We are taking the caravan down to the Isle of Wight.

Just look forward and smile.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Lovely weather

After sitting at a PC all day, working my fingers to the bone. It seem a little chirlish and certainly a waste to be sat here composing posts. Albeit I am sat next to the air conditioner in my bedroom and getting a lovely refreshing cool breeze.
So off we go into the garden
Isn't sunny weather wonderful !!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Thought for the day

The government say speed cameras save 100 lives a year.
That is a load of rubbish.
Congestion saves 1000 lives a year as no-one can go over 20 mph

Monday, June 14, 2004

Back on track

We were away in the caravan last weekend for the second time in a row.
Why? You may ask. Isn’t that a little strange.
Well its just the way things worked out.
We were away this weekend because it was the annual village carnival. It is now held on the football field adjacent to the cricket field that out garden backs onto.
It used to be a village Rose Fete and was a nice gentle affair with dancing troops, white elephant stalls etc. until it was hijacked and turned into the village carnival.
Now it is a drunken shouting at 2 and 3 am brash fairground type affair. Complete with beer tent and extra loud disco.
We find the best thing is to get away and then we can have a decent nights sleep.
It’s a bit of a bugger when we are forced out of our own home……but it is only once a year.

The general consensus in the press as to why the UKIP had such a high number of votes appears to be that it is a protest vote about the Iraq war.
I think not.
Me, and I suspect a lot of other people, are just fed up the nanny state and the interference from Brussels in our day to day lives.
Some of the stupid laws and regulations just drive people mad.
Have you ever come across a road works where there is a small hole in the road and the whole thing is controlled by traffic lights when it would be much easier and simpler not to have the lights and to just let people use there common sense. This is a result of European standardisation of roadwork’s guarding.
As part of the clean beaches campaign dogs are banned from beaches. The fact that people have had dogs on British beaches for thousands of years and no-one has died as a result of this does not seem important. It does not ‘fit’ with the grand Euro scheme.
The imposition of daft laws and the removal of common sense. The interference of the EU is now starting to bite and people are beginning to realise what the EU is all about. The removal of judgement and common sense.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Not Sulking

I am not sulking...
Just having a little blog holiday

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Well it's been a funny old last few days.
The next door neighbor was playing up. She is definitely mental. She was objecting to one of our trees hanging over her land. The problem is she always complains about something. Nothing is right for her. She can see our caravan, so we put a fence up and she complains about that. Etc. Etc.
She is just a troublemaker with nothing better to do.
We had a power brown out resulting in the power gong on and off all night...Well until 4am. Every time it went off the phone played a little tune and every time it came on my printer played a bigger tune. As a result I didn't get a whole lot of quality sleep.