Saturday, 12 November 2016
As soon as I rose and greeted the dawn (long gone) it began to rain. It has not stopped since trapping me inside with the heating on. How unfortunate as I wished to spend money today but have failed in that endevour.
I glance at the news and find nothing new, a bomb in Pakistan killing 30 and another in a US base in Afghanistan kills four but neither appear in the 'Daily mail' for some reason. A few slappers do however and the usual crew of minor crime, serious crime and attention seekers that fill the paper. There was even something about remembrance but that has moved down the page in the 'Online Mail.' 'Lego' those folks who make the wee plastic bricks that you find when wearing no shoes have ceased advertising in the 'Mail' as it offers too much 'hate' and incites 'racism.' Those are my words not theirs but we know what they are saying. 'Brexit' means 'Lego' will increase in price and few will buy the goods and as 'Lego' is based in Denmark we will be losing them once the grasping Tories get to work.
I will have nothing to play with...
When I first moved south a lifetime or two ago I spent a long time walking the streets of London with my head hanging down. I had been told the streets were paved with gold but no matter where I wandered I never came across those streets, litter, leaves and puddles aplenty certainly but no gold that I could see. Some people have all the luck, or maybe they just lied to me.
Our street has just ran with leaves and water, with added litter, today. The poor birds will soon have no cover in the trees and will face the winter unprotected. The Starlings will do all right however the brutes have spent today emptying the feeders as if they had been starved for days. Maybe the cold weather makes them hungry? Whatever several times they have squawked at the window fighting over the feeder. One big happy family and all they do is push one another aside to eat, I know a few families like that.
Time to 'hit the road' not that I will in this weather...