Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Blogs 2013, a review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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2013 an’ a’ that.


In the normal course of events a summary of the year is something I would avoid like the plague, but this has been a very eventful year so discretion overcame valour, and I thought what the hell; and at least … Continue reading

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And the moon turns the tide gently.


Well, so no surprises then. The Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir Nicholas Houghton said that although we will have top class equipment we might not have enough personnel to operate it. So the ‘perfect’ politicians who made the … Continue reading

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NHS, stop knocking it….


The NHS in general and its performance in GP surgeries and hospitals in particular has come in for much criticism lately, some justified, some patently not. I use the system, and have done quite intensively for at least 15 years. … Continue reading

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This Sporting Life


Football and Cricket. This countries national sports, both basically invented by us. As my reader will know, I’m not a football fan, for all the usual reasons: overpaid, over here, cheating, pansy footballers, but cricket is definitely our national sport. … Continue reading

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So this is Christmas…..


…and what have you done? It’s that time of year again, but then it has been since September, and as last year I can have a rail about the season. The usual over hyped aspects of this annual beanfeast are … Continue reading

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Justice?


So Lee Rigby’s alleged murderer Michael Adebolajo said in court “he was “almost certain” he would be shot and killed by the firearms officers who arrived at the scene of the attack in Woolwich”.  So was he thinking about his … Continue reading

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