The sky appears full of dark clouds as the sun lowers itself into the Americas. However today was remarkably mild and this has been the warmest Autumn/Winter that I can recall. Global warming is having its effect. Of course if we tend to the tropical I will not complain I prefer warmth to cold. The resultant effects elsewhere may however be unfortunate.
I spent much of today attempting to find TV & Radio worth watching/listening to. I have the tapes/DVD's ready for recording but so far have found two programmes worth noting, and one of them might be rubbish. Around 33 channels, not counting kids ones, can be received by my cheap TV setup and tonight I see one programme worth watching and one possible. Dreadful choice as all channels appear happy to delight the dumb and ignore those who wish something a bit more satisfying. Some programmes are those American detectives made in the 70's, I do not wish to see 'Kojak' these days. There is hope in the wireless, hopefully...
The Glasgow tragedy, where a dustbin lorry driver appears to have had a heart attack, crashed into the shoppers in the main street killing six and wounding others, gets much publicity. However around this area we have had several serious road accidents, I suspect caused by impatient or foolish drivers, in which several people have died and others face long days of hospital treatment. To read of granddad and 18 year old granddaughter dying together is more than I can bare, and just before Christmas too. Other tragedies have occurred most of which we never hear about and the cheeriness of the adverts stuffed with shiny things and smiling faces must hurt dreadfully. However when I worked at Maida Vale Hospital most patients were sent home and only the needy remained. This led to a more pleasant atmosphere and surprising amounts of alcohol, cake and such like would appear in the open wards. Patients able to enjoy, in between being drugged by nurses to kill pain, usually have a decent time in the circumstances. Some prefer it! Still, it is a tragedy at this time, especially when I am informed my niece was in that street five minutes before!
Is this boring? It bores me. While my knee is aching less and I get about a wee bit more there is nowhere to go and nothing to do this week. Shops crowded, folks disappearing to warm places, and the news drying up as nothing important is put through at this time. At least not up front!