TRAINS

I had to catch the train yesterday morning for a meeting in London. This cost me £30.90 for the privilege of standing between Reading and Paddington. Thankfully it’s not often that I have to catch the train nowadays but there was a time some seven years ago when I did the journey daily.… Read the rest

PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

John Prescott has had an affair, who cares? What’s of more interest is how he managed to persuade her into his arms in the first place.

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A LOSS OF AUTHORITY

So, Tony Blair has finally lost a vote in the commons. It has been a long time coming but was pretty spectacular when it finally arrived with 49 of his own MPs voting against the motion. The bill that the members were voting on was an extension to Britain’s existing anti-terror laws and in particular to increase the time that the police can hold a suspect without charging him from the current 14 days to 90.… Read the rest

PLEASE MISS

You would have thought that if you were the most powerful man in the world (allegedly) that you could go to the toilet when you liked and wouldnt need to get permission. Well we now know that is not the case.… Read the rest

WHY THE DAILY MAIL SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN

“Bombers were all sponging asylum seekers” was the big, bold title on the front of today’s Daily Mail. I didn’t pick up the paper and bother to read the article as I had already read enough to have my stomach turned.… Read the rest

AMERICA, WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Following the bomb attacks last Thursday US President George Bush, addressing an audience of 1000 FBI agents but clearly intending his words to be heard by a wider audience, said “In this difficult hour, the people of Great Britain can know the American people stand with you”.… Read the rest

LONDON 2005

What a difference 24 hours can make. Only yesterday London was celibrating the success of capturing the 2012 Olympics and today it is rocked by a terrorist attack.

I, like any other normal person, was shocked and sickened by the attacks.… Read the rest

CAN YOUR IPOD DO THIS?

As already stated elsewhere I am getting back into doing my family history fuelled by my wifes new years resolution. Even better I have now found a way of combining the search for my ancestors with my love for my mp3 player!… Read the rest

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ERNEST WILLIAM THOMPSON?

Ernest William Thompson So it’s that time of the year again when you make your resolutions that last the first week of the new year and then never get spoken of again…

Now I’m not suggesting that my wife’s resolution is going to be short lived but it has had a profound effect on me.… Read the rest