Saturday, 26 September 2020
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Of course being trapped indoors means there is plenty of time to do all those wee jobs ignored for the past 'wee while.' This is of course true and I assure you I have every intention of doing them, tomorrow.
Sunday, 20 September 2020
From the time of his entry into the business, Sydney rose to be in charge of Engineering at the Bocking and Braintree factories. From 1886 – 98 the business suffered a serious downturn such that had never been experienced before, but this was the moment when Sydney decided to give his garden to the people of Braintree. Living at Bocking Place, he conceived a great idea. Although he built a new house on the same site in 1887, the garden was the same.Across the Causeway road was another part of the garden of Bocking Place and Sydney seeing the thundering horse drawn traffic up the Causeway, determined to make an area for people, particularly children, could walk more safely and “whither the tired mechanic could resort, with his wife and children and where the industrious tradesman could escape for a brief spell from his cares and worries of business”. What we see today is his legacy to the people of Braintree & Bocking.
When opened the people celebrated by a cheering crowd wandering around the town and at night lighting a great bonfire on the open spaces along the road. Much fun was had, no TV in those days, and no little beer was drunk that night.
This may be the last weekend of proper sunshine for some time. Autumn begins officially on Tuesday 22nd and the leaves are already turning brown and falling in piles from the trees. Ideal for kids to run through but a horrid forewarning of winters approach.
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
In spite of 'Lock Down' or indeed this more open regime I still find how little I am reading books. Quite why I do not know, but they not only pile up all over the place, half read, unopened, or just gathering dust, but there is little desire to look inside at the moment. Latop problems do not help, weariness that has hung over me does not help, but just getting involved in the books remains difficult. Those with small fonts and 700 pages of big words can be easy to ignore. However, even those written easily are hard to pick up. My weaak brain is dying, I think it is the lack of football has bruised it somewhat.
I found this cartoon quite revealing. How the media have used this lie for many years. While the nation is standing on the beaches with Farage repelling asylum seekers in rubber rafts the Press Barons continue to lien their pockets, move the goalposts, inform Prime Ministers what they are to do, and sit happily surrounded by lackeys yet with no life, in spite of their money and power.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
In other news Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! How do you spell ‘Gasp!’
Monday, 7 September 2020
Saturday, 5 September 2020
Friday, 4 September 2020
I have done little but glance at the news today, I noted fake £20 notes are going around, these are the type used in TV and films, they look real bar from little things like the word 'POOND' on the reverse, which some folks in Aberdeen might not notice. The biggest brothel in Europe is closing because of the Corono Virus, I am not sure why, 'Sickly Come Dancing' returns soon and an exciting horde of people I have never heard off will be participating, are you pleased? 'Bread and Circus's' for the masses I say. Trump stands accused (There's phrase you often hear) of calling dead US soldiers 'Losers,' amongst other things, that could affect his vote more than police brutality. A married teacher is accused of having it off with a 15 year old pupil. Where were such teachers when I was at school? And there are people confused, say the English press, and it is all English owned, people are confused because Scotland says one thing re quarantine and virus, England another. Why confused? Follow Scots lead, you will find it is the safer option.
Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Monday, 31 August 2020
The 'Byline Times,' one of the better reads for important stories, offers this non surprising fact, Brexit is inspired, if not run by, Hedge Fund Managers lining their pockets. Who would have thought it? Greedy people at the top are risking the economy to get rich, no surprise there. So, proof positive that No Deal is where we will end up, economic collapse and who will pay for it? The Brexiteers will!