Category Archives: Spleen

Traditionally speaking

For some unknown reason I spent a lot of today thinking about ‘the things I don’t do anymore’. Things that don’t seem as important as they undoubtedly and traditionally,were. And it wasn’t as though those things became boring or tedious … Continue reading

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Day in Court? Forget it. Wealthy only need apply.

You would have thought that in a country that prides itself for its human rights record, the UK’S path to Justice would be unhindered. Unfortunately, that is not so. If you want something as basic as a fair hearing, you … Continue reading

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‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’

You know me. I’m not what you would call an over-dramatic kind of person (*cough. OK apart from the title of this piece ‘…and it came to pass that the darkness descending upon the land bought Brexit, Trump & Murdoch’ … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse?

Downhill all the way. I’ve just been watching the TV news and learning how Europe and other countries plan to return fire on America, re Trump’s tariffs on goods from abroad. I’m like Trump, I’m not a very good businessman … Continue reading

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The long punishment of Harvey Weinstein.

Judging by the numerous TV clips on the news recently, The Long Punishment of Harvey Weinstein has well and truly begun. The man looked defeated both mentally and physically and is obviously already reaping the consequences of his dastardly actions. … Continue reading

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The whole world has gone completely bat shit mad.

There’s a rumour doing the rounds that we could be in for a General Election. Sooner rather than later. Now before you let rip with three rather loud Hoorahs and get your hopes up that at long last we (I … Continue reading

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What’s the most popular excuse for owning a gun?

I made the mistake of putting a question on Quora today asking something on the lines of, ’What’s the most popular excuse for owning a gun’? Dear reader, believe me when I say that it was a question that bore no … Continue reading

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The TV Companies took away my Sports.

The reason I hate the TV companies is simple. They took away my sport. Don’t get me wrong, I may have been a bit of a Greek-God lookalike in my youth but I was never an ace sportsman. I could … Continue reading

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I’m off grid and going dark

Feeling curmudgeonly Continue reading

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Trump UK Visit Scheduled for Friday 13th July.

Roll out the Red Carpet. Unfurl the flags. Hang out the Bunting…and yes, I almost forgot, Lock up your Daughters, your wives, your Grandmothers in fact any one who hasn’t got a penis, although to be honest the way Trump … Continue reading

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Take pride in calling yourself a Technophobe?

If there’s a kind of people who really gets my goat (what a stupid expression. I don’t have a goat?)it’s the people who take pride in calling themselves Technophobe The kind of person who, when confronted with a row of … Continue reading

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The British Royal Family. God bless ’em and all who sail in her.

It’s not that I dislike the British Royal Family. I accept them because Kings and Queens have been around so long in the UK they are part of the scenery. Furthermore, there’s been films and plays all about them. Everyone … Continue reading

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Theatre should be Free on the National Health.

I’ve always maintained that Theatre should be Free on the National Health. And seeing as I’m referencing the medical world here, I’d also like to say… That a good Actor (male or female) can be like a Doctor or Nurse … Continue reading

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Making it up to the Windrush Generation.

My people. Not only am I’m old enough to remember the Windrush Generation, in my memory is seared the ‘No Coloureds. No Dogs. No Irish’ signs that used to adorn some small hotels, rooms to let and other establishments back in … Continue reading

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How I Learnt to Stop Striving and Just BE.

  This is how I learnt to stop striving…but first striving, to strive. What does it mean? The dictionary definition says something like: Strive: To make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. To struggle or fight vigorously. To try, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an … Continue reading

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The older you get…

The older you get the more ‘invisible’ you will become. Of this you should have no doubt. You can be sure that when you reach that Certain Age everyone will begin to behave as though you don’t exist. Shop assistants ‘look … Continue reading

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Are our Politicians Respected and Trusted?

Let’s be honest about this. When we take a close look at present day politics and politicians, it’s sad to note that apparently  no-one trusts them. Whether you like or dislike them, they are very important in fact crucial if … Continue reading

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If War Should Come. Help from 1939.

‘IF WAR SHOULD COME’. Here’s some good advice from 1939 . Read carefully…then run away.         Amazon.co.uk Widgets

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An Open Letter to my American Friends.

My dear American Friends,

I’ll come straight to the point. I am worried about you. What has happened to you? Continue reading

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The Rise of the Food-Banks.

I cannot believe that Food-Banks exist in the UK in this, the year of our Lord, 2018. It’s hard to believe that there are some families in this wealthy country of ours that do not have enough money to feed their … Continue reading

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Trace your roots with DNA. The Stuff of Life.

.I asked for and was lucky enough to receive a Deoxyribonucleic acid  (DNA) testing kit for my last birthday. A boy was it worthwhile, I found out exactly what I wanted to know. Plus a few extra surprises along the way. … Continue reading

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Facebook. Is Mark Zuckerberg your new Big Brother?

I think I might have finally beaten my Facebook/Zuckerberg addiction. Thankfully, after a week of not posting, the sweats and shaking have stopped and I’m finally sleeping at night. The latest revelations regarding Facebook’s involvement in the alleged manipulations of voting … Continue reading

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All he wants to do is see his boy but UK Family Law lets him down.

Not a family in the usual sense of the word admittedly. In the end, all he wants to do is see his boy but UK family law has let him down. It’s been a long time since I last witnessed … Continue reading

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Thickness & 6 signs to watch out for.

Figures just released from The Federation of Unusually Collected Knowledge have proved beyond reasonable doubt that there has been an unexplained rise in the number of people in the United Kingdom, who can now be classified as, ‘Thick’. There are now … Continue reading

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The EU or Brexit. 5 reasons why I made my decision.

Let me be honest about this. When the news broke that there was going to be a vote on whether or not we should stay in the EU (the EU or Brexit), I was willing to listen. I did not have … Continue reading

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America falling…

The man Trump lives in his own made-up universe. He sees neither to the left of him or to the right. His upbringing was such that he does not feel the need to ponder wrong or right or even examine the … Continue reading

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