Friday, 11 May 2018

Too much plastic!

I see things on Facebook asking for signatures on petitions to the government about reducing single use plastic, and emails about the same subject. Here's my take on it.
All very well signing petitions, but they don't always get read, let alone debated.
It's quite simple, if you don't want to ruin the planet for your future generations, do your bit.
If everyone did their own "bit", it all would add up. I refuse carrier bags, have stopped buying liquid soap.
A drop in the ocean....but I made my own fabric bags over ten years ago. That's an awful lot of carrier bags over ten years.
Ready meals frequently are in single use plastic, why not make your own, freeze the surplus for another day.  Some people live off ready meals...
This problem with single use plastic has escalated in recent years, plus there are many people who still refuse to recycle.
I started recycling years before everyone had recycling bins at home, but I was aware of the future problem back then.
Back then people who recycled were cranks.

You shouldn't have to see a photograph of a turtle stuck in a six pack plastic to make you think that you should be careful with your rubbish.

Ok, this might feel controversial to some, but it's my thoughts. You don't have to agree, and that's your prerogative. If you don't agree, please don't leave argumentative comments.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Long time no post

Well, sorry for the lack of posts.
I haven't even posted my "promises" to myself for 2018, or reviewed my 2017 ones.
I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, but the specialist is not convinced that it is causing all my current problems. So now I am waiting to see the neurosurgeon/neurologist for further investigations.
One of my problems is that if I bend my neck forwards too much for more than a few minutes I go dizzy. Not great.
I'm getting quite a collection of long term health conditions, but hey, I'm still alive, so I reckon that I am winning.
The tablets that I was given to help with the Fybro seriously disagreed with me, so the doctor tried me on the lowest possible dose, and starting off every other day.  I was even worse on that, so there's nothing else to try.
The good news on the health front is I had another pain killing injection for my spinal stenosis, which has helped in part.
I feel like a caterpillar that's made their chrysalis and is waiting to emerge in it's new form.  Knowing me, I'll come out as a month.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

We're all behind you?

So.....the tory party conference has just happened in Manchester!
Today Boris Johnson has said that they.....the rest of the cabinet.......were "all behind her".
Now, I'm not a fan, but.....this quote sounds sinister to you're behind someone, you're in a perfect position to stab them in the back.

I think that I'll just leave that thought with you.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

In and around sunny Morecambe this weekend.

So.....what is happening this weekend in sunny Morecambe?  (Okay, it's not sunny at the moment, but at least the rain has stopped now.)
There's a local friendly football match, or warm up match.  It's Morecambe versus Lancaster City, they're not in the same league, but the takings are going to two local charities, it's not just football, there's a "fun" day going on too. There's the West End Festival in Regent Park, but I expect that the rain might have put a damper on it.  There's Modfest, with a SKA line up at the Winter Gardens tonight.  Viking festival in Heysham over the weekend, AND......... Jump Rush has opened behind the Winter Gardens today.
All great stuff, but why didn't they publicise the opening of Jump Rush more?
Now......I hear you all asking what Jump Rush is?
It's an indoor trampoline park.  Although when I walked past earlier, there seemed to be plenty of people going in and out, so maybe it was publicised in local schools.
Anyway, it looks like Morecambe is looking up.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Live in Hope

When I was young my parents had a saying, if all looked bleak.  "Well, we can always live in hope."
To many people this is just a phrase, but if you live in a certain part of the country, it has a wry twist to not far from where we lived there were at least two villages called Hope, and I imagined that we would move there to live and everything would be okay for the rest of our lives.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The first step!

To be an established writer, you need to write.  Regularly, daily and if at all possible, hit a target number of words.

Well, I don't know how many copies of my poetry have sold, other than two.....and one of those was to my daughter.
Why didn't she read the poems sooner, I hear you ask?
Because some of them deal with how I was feeling as an adult, and she as a child -then- might not understand my viewpoint.
The upshot of this musing is that I must try to write more often.....and with the warmer weather conditions approaching, I just might have the inspiration a few yards from my door.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Stupid questions

Why do reporters ask stupid questions?
On the local news the reporter asked Jeremy Corbyn if he was expecting any more surprise resignations......
***Hands reporter a dictionary opened at Su***
Surprise, in short means that the event, action, etc, is NOT if Jeremy Corbyn knew of any more proposed resignations, they would by definition not be surprise resignations!
How do they get these jobs? And how do they keep them when they ask such stupid questions?