Shit Shambles


I am embarrassed by the way in which the elected representatives from all parties are scrabbling over   just to score points. Once the referendum results were in the act of leaving the EU became a non political issue. All parties should be working together to ensure that the UK came out of this cleanly. Instead… Continue reading Shit Shambles

BBC News: IS brides: Two more mothers ‘stripped of UK citizenship’


BBC News – IS brides: Two more mothers ‘stripped of UK citizenship’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47512659 Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the child had died as a result of the “callous and inhumane” decision to strip Ms Begum of her citizenship while Tory MP and former justice minister Phillip Lee urged the government to “reflect” on its… Continue reading BBC News: IS brides: Two more mothers ‘stripped of UK citizenship’

And There You Have It


Over the last few weeks the UK has been snowed with sound bites, lectures, debates etc. etc. etc. Yes we were in the run up to a General Election. Today we have awoken to a new political era. Where once we had a majority government we now have a hung parliament. Theresa May, still the PM,… Continue reading And There You Have It

View From The Conservatory


I was both astounded and disappointed to discover that my last “View” was posted just over a year ago. I know that we have been busy and there have been other more recent posts. Admittedly, the conservatory has been rebuilt and we did take off to Australia for three months followed by a month in… Continue reading View From The Conservatory

Early Days


Yesterday was the first day (officially) of my retirement. However, it was not totally disassociated from work, as there was to be an official luncheon. The IBM Hursley clubhouse had put on a beautiful spread for the buffet and I thank them for that. There weren’t as many attendees as might have been, had I… Continue reading Early Days

No Story ? Let’s Just Make It Exciting Anyway


The UKs media are, this morning, falling over themselves to report on, well, nothing really. Who can make the UKs weather the big story of day. Last night they were warning us about the snow and the big freeze that is going to engulf the country. The ITV News and Weather were advising us that… Continue reading No Story ? Let’s Just Make It Exciting Anyway