28 February 2007

Justice or a F****ng P***take?

After reading this http://inspectorgadget.wordpress.com/2007/02/26/those-that-can-should/
I feel completely & utterly sick & more than angry, rage would be closer. How have things been allowed to get to this? Where scum get to carry on leading their unproductive, leeching, useless lives & somebody else's is completely & utterly f****ed, before it even got a chance to get started. There are no words strong enough to express how angry & sad this makes me. Death is too good for the scum that did this, I won't call them human beings because they are, quite simply, not.

27 February 2007

Q has alot to answer for

Q magazine is my read of choice & for the last few months Ive been making mental notes of albums that have been mentioned, reviewed or that I just like the sound of. So today I went to HMV, it is a good job I only had an hour for lunch or the damage to my account could have been fatal, I figured as I hadn't been shopping since before Christmas I could afford a bit of a blowout & got some very good stuff :o)

The Clash - The Singles. Already have 'London Calling' but I actually prefer this, maybe because the singles are more well known & it has my favourites on, 'I fought the law' &
'Train in vain'.

Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly Angry Mob. Already have 'Employment' & love their new single 'Ruby' so will have to see if the rest of the album lives upto that.

U2 - Joshua Tree. Doesnt need any explanation, I think they're brilliant, got this because it's supposed to be one of those 'must have' albums & it is :o) Still a big lover of 'All that you cant leave behind' & 'Vertigo' though.

T Rex - Essential Collection 25th Anniversary Edition. I just love T Rex, brilliant. All I need now are the platform boots!

Faithless - To All New Arrivals. I think Faithless are brilliant, their music is the closest I get to dance music & 'Bombs' & 'Last this day' are the best on the album. Very good :o)

Mika - Life in Cartoon Motio
n. Definitely 'Love or Hate' kind of music! Crazy! Bought it on the strength of his 'Grace Kelly' single & the whole album is great, 'Love Today' & 'Any Other World' are the best, apart from 'Grace Kelly' but that was obvious.

Bit of a lazy post today after yesterday's rant but I'm ranted out, for now.
Meanwhile Eastenders & a mug of hot chocolate is calling, how dangerously I live, god my social life needs a serious boot up the backside!

26 February 2007

Little Darlings

Im not a child hater, I love children, I did work experience at a nursery in my last year of school, I have 3 brothers & 3 sisters ranging in age from 9 to 34 & always seem to attract the ones who have lost mum & dad when im out, generally, children don't bother me.

I had a slight change of opinion on that statement today, I was a quarter the way into a 2 hour train journey when at the next station on gets a lady, her partner, their little boy of about 5 & a fast asleep baby strapped to mums chest. All proceed to sit down opposite me, baby is still asleep & little boy is finishing off coke (these parents have brains, coke & a 5 year old in a confined space, genius thinking) Child finishes coke & starts to get bored, which isnt a surprise, daddy is on mobile & mummy is lost in the latest 'celebrity' magazine so child takes it upon himself to stand on seat & start bouncing up & down, daddy smiles & mummy tells him halfheartedly to 'sit down' before going back to her magazine. Child gets bored of bouncing & decides to start wandering round carriage, which turns into running & the end result is a crying fit from a bang on the head which the parents then turn round & complain to the ticket man about! Apparently, you shouldnt have to press a button to get the connecting door to the next carriage open (little boy ran into door). No just let it open automatically so YOUR little boy can create mayhem on the WHOLE train rather than just 1 carriage!
My problem isn't the child or even some of its behaviour, my problem is the parents, who should know better. Why do they seem to think it acceptable & 'ok' for their offspring to make everybody else's journey hell just because they are too wrapped up in what they are doing? All it would have taken is for one of them to sit with their little boy & talk & keep him occupied, failing that they could have made him sit down & if he still misbehaved, warned him & given him a tap if he didnt take any notice & by tap I mean on the hand or bottom, not round the head or face as thats beyond wrong.
As I said, Im 1 of 7 & god help any one of us if we were rude or badly behaved beyond normal childlike behaviour, in public. Discipline does not harm anybody, in fact its the complete opposite, we were allowed to let off steam at home & get away with some stuff because at the end of the day children will be children & will always push boundaries & test patience but it is up to the parents to set those boundaries & explain to the child when they've gone past that line & then to discipline/explain why it's wrong. How else do you expect a responsible human being at the end? (I think Im hoping for too much there)
If we did something that warranted a punishment then we would get punished, be it grounded/no pocket money or privileges taken away & if that happened we knew we'd done wrong & soon learnt about 'actions & consequences'.

But that kind of discipline doesn't seem to exist anymore, there's no happy medium, you either see parents screaming & shouting at their child/children & being out of line physically with them, hitting round the face/head or kicking them (shocking) or walking along in their own world letting their 'little darling' run riot & create merry hell because they 'don't believe in smacking & believe a child should be allowed to show their inqusitive & creative side' Just a shame said child is being inqusitive & creative with the cosmetics display in Boots!
In both cases other people are left to pick up the pieces of that lack of parenting, be it Teachers/Police/Social Workers etc.
The (can't be bothered) society we live in at the moment, the answer is always 'not my fault' 'not my problem' 'old enough to know better' 'Jeremy Kyle is on therefore I can't be arsed with anything for the next hour'
Children aren't born with 'asbo' stamped on their birth certificate & a book of vouchers for numerous stay's at her Majesty's pleasure, they're brought up learning that that's an acceptable way to behave because the parents cannot be bothered to teach them any different & nor do they see any reason to.
It's not always a class thing either, some parents think it ok to throw money at their children to get them out of their hair & to make up for them not being around enough while others think it fine to let them do whatever because they just plain cant be bothered & plain don't care.
Again, it's left for somebody else to sort out because it's much easier that way & unfortunately, it's only going to get worse.

I cannot wait until today's 5/10 year olds are tomorrow's 15/20 year olds, all of a sudden Chitty Chitty Bang Bang's child catcher character is starting to look very appealing..... ;o)

25 February 2007


....If only somebody had told me coffee was the cause!

24 February 2007

French Cuisine....

Im in the process of putting my horse out on loan at the moment, which is fine but not when she nearly ends up in Calais on a dinner table! I shall explain, last week I get a call from a lovely lady looking for a horse for her 12 yr old stepdaughter to do pony club with etc etc, we discuss the usual stuff, temprament, vices & how good/bad said horse is with vets/farriers & stamping on people's feet & where they plan on keeping her (a 60 acre farm, which doesnt exist). Arrangments made for the lovely lady & stepdaughter to come & try my horse out, all goes well horse behaves & doesnt carry child off into the next county or deposit into nearest hedge *sigh of relief*. They are so keen on her that they decide they would like to take her on a week's trial, Im happy with this so arrange to meet at livery yard the following day with a horsebox to be taken to their 'farm'.
I get home later that afternoon to an answerphone message from the livery yard owner to call them back asap, I call them to be told that this lovely lady has, in the past 6 months, had 3 horses/ponies on loan & only 1 has returned to it's original owner, the other 2 have disappeared without trace, sister of this lovely lady I find out keeps her horse at the yard I keep mine at (confusing I know but bare with me!) & she tells me that under no circumstances to let her take my horse on loan as she is almost sure her sister is taking animals on loan then the next day/week arranging for them to be picked up & taken on a one way trip to France! As much as my horse may wind me up at times/dump me in puddles/bite me or stand on my feet I would quite like her to remain on 4 legs rather than 4 plates!
I know an awful lot of this stuff goes on but unfortunately it's hard to prove that the animal hasn't just been stolen & by the time the owners have found out it is often too late, what really annoys me is the fact these people have the audacity & front to do this, it doesn't seem to bother them that the horse IS NOT THEIRS & is a much loved part of somebody else's family *VERY angry!*
Anyway, after that little episode Ive amended the advert to: 'Horse for loan, only non French vegetarians need apply'

23 February 2007

First Post

Well now Ive worked out how to use blogger here is my first post, not being very technical Im very proud of myself *grin*
If anybody reads this, it's a bonus & if they carry on reading I'll be eternally grateful & really, quite surprised!
You can blame Coppersblog/PC Bloggs/Another Constable/Grannys Myth Peeler/Thoughts Running Through My Head/Chicken Run & various others for me littering up a small part of the web & if you've ended up here by Googling any of those mentioned above, apologies for landing here with that awful sinking disappointment ;o)
On the other hand it will help my stats no end!
If anybody wants a link let me know (are you really desperate enough to link from here?!)
Now thats the easy bit over, Im off to think about something that is worth blogging about for my next post, yes Im afraid there will be another one so it's obviously not your lucky day ;o)