Category Archives: Ranting away
Bloody Stupid Johnson
Note: I wrote this for The Nopebook back in November 2017. I’m publishing it here, now, because Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing fresh charges from the Iranian government and when I searched for a link to the original article the site … Continue reading
GE17 – what a mess, eh?
You may not have noticed, but there’s something that’s going to happen tomorrow, Thursday June 8th 2017, that’s a bit of a pain, frankly. I hate being asked to choose my favourite, because it almost always depends on circumstances. I … Continue reading
Donald Trump, mental illness, and all that other stuff.
OK, so here goes. I’ve been tempted to write about various Big Issue type stuff for a while, but the news inevitably moved on while I was still distracted by what I laughingly call real life, and then it seemed … Continue reading
It’s Pink Shirt Thursday
It’s Pink Shirt Thursday, which is something I’ve considered blogging about for some time. Kidnapping is not the answer – wait, isn’t this post about Pink Shirt Thursday, since when were we talking about kidnapping? Well, yes, we are talking … Continue reading
Standing up for the NHS
According to an on-line quiz to resolve which party you should vote for in today’s European Elections, wanting to protect the NHS equates to believing that its destruction by privatisation is the worst thing that could happen to the UK. … Continue reading
I signed the petition a while ago but didn’t leave a comment, so, when, tonight, I saw there was a hashtag where you could leave your reasons for signing, it seemed a chance to make good that omission. Having been … Continue reading
Amazon; the Epic Fail and other stories.
By popular demand (yes, OK, one person) I shall now relate the epic fails of Amazon and their delivery companies. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… We need to go back nearly a complete year to when my lovely … Continue reading
Learning, libraries and such
My son who has ADHD was not diagnosed until he was at university, in his 20’s. That doesn’t mean we didn’t strongly suspect he was ADHD, it was fairly obvious to anyone who spent more than a cursory amount of … Continue reading
A message to South East Water
I am not reporting a leak, because I have already reported it, but I am reporting the fact that this is the 4th time we’ve had our water supply cut off since last Wednesday afternoon. I believe it’s ‘merely’ the … Continue reading
The Badger cull
This is a blog from someone who seems firmly against those who are against the badger cull, so anything that can be gleaned from here to support the badger cull protesters is worth looking at, in my opinion. http://bovinetb.blogspot.co.uk/2007/11/manx-mischief.html The … Continue reading