Sunday, December 19, 2021

Jerry Lynch - U.N. International Day of Peace - 21st September 2010

Well here we are almost at another Christmas, so I bring you Gerry Lynch who will remind you that things are not as bad as they might be.
Did you read in the papers how they decided to deal with the refugees who were trying to get into Poland?

The loaded them into airplanes and sent them back to Iran. After all the heartbreak fleeing from terror, they were just sent back.
Hardly a very Christian thing to do.

There was another child murder in Britain, this time a 16 month baby girl. I hope that they are well beaten up in prison.25 years.
So last week I went into the office and had my insurance changed back to social and domestic,
I will not be working until February.Its not worth the risk even with the screen in place.
We have anew granddaughter and we have been driving up to Armagh in N.Ireland a 400 Km round trip every week. My grandson Caleb has caught the bug so now I am in lockdown and self testing.
I feel fine though.

So happy Christmas to one and all
May 2022 bring you happiness and may all your wishes come true.
I bought myself a calendar with supercars on it. 
A special car every month.
I did tell you about the time we went to Donnington Park and I drove a Ferrari round the track?
Well the instructor asked me what thought of the car?
"Well its a super car, but I was expecting more speed.
What speed were you doing he asked.
Around 80 down the straight 
You were indeed. But it was 180 Miles per hour.
You can try this one over here that is 200 + after that its formula one for you.

May all your dreams come true.

Saturday, December 04, 2021

A tale so so sad


A small boy called Arthur Labinjo-Hughes aged 6 years old was beaten to death by his step mother.

Social services had been alerted but did nothing. His grandparents asked to take the child into their care all to no avail. Arthurs mother was in prison for killing her lover, so this is why he was sent to the care of his father.The litany of abuse that the lovely child suffered is beyond horror.

The cause of death was a fractured scull and in the post mortim they found 130 other injuries. The head of the department in the UK that was in charge has resigned as she had hard questions to answer.

A beautiful child with blue eyes and blonde hair.  All we can do is to say a prayer and move on.

Also in last weeks paper was the case of Tony Hudgell who had both his legs smashed so badly by his parents when he was a baby that they had to be amputated. He is a bright lad smiling while playing football with his crutches,

There were other stories and I came across a book on KIndle called Secret Slave By Anna Ruston.

Her story was that she came from a dysfunctional family and she was kidnapped by a Pakistani taxi driver. He held her captive locked in a room for 13 years while he beat her raped her and starved her.

She had 3 children during this ordeal and each one of the children were sold while they were only weeks old.    From a psychological point of view it should be reading for every police officers training.

The saddest part of the book is in the end,when she escaped that she could not face her accuser to have him locked up and the only time that she saw him again was when he arrived with a demand that she would never come and claim back her 3 children  (That he had sold) I hope she gets the courage to go ahead some day and send him to prison for a long long time.

So google this Guy Sebastiao Salgado He is a photographer from Brazil and he took the most amazing photographs, he was very celebrated and he photographed people in times of great personal tragedy.

There are photographs of children at deaths door looking at the camera, their eves pierce right to your soul

He was showing his work all over the world, his health started to fail, the doctors could find no solution until s friend of his wife's told him what was wrong.

"When I look into that dying girls eyes something inside me dies every time I see her. You look at the every day and you remember that she died and there was nothing you could do to help her, except to show her dying face to the world. You have to put this all behind you and rebuild your life"

So he went back to Brazil to where he came from. The rain forest had been destroyed and he has spent many years rebuilding the forest with its hundreds of different plants,

So like Sebastiano I will have to considerate on positive thoughts and happy things to allow my spirit to regrow. 

This photo shows thousands of native people carrying ore from a mine deep in the jungle. The cost of bringing in machinery was high while life was cheap.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York (Official Video)

Hi folks if you have been here before you will get this at this time.

So much sadness and utter despair around at this time of year.

I am out again as even though I am now triple vaccinated my wife wants to make sure that I am safe. That will be 4 shots that I have had.

Here is an exercise you should try if you have a modern car.

With the Prius you put your hand on the handle it unlocks. 

You put your foot on the break pedal and a light comes on on the dash...The car starts and off you go.

A driver who worked for the UN showed me how easy it was for him to copy my signal and drive off in my car. That was around 10 years ago.

Anyhoo as they say in Canada. I came up to the car. Nothing..! I took out the back up key and got in. 

Still nothing.

I was beside Halfords and got a battery. I popped it in and everything was go.

Later on I had a brainwave. What if this was to happen when I was not close to a shop?

I went down to the shop and bought 2 new batteries.

Then I opened the glove compartment and there for the world to see was a spare battery !

I must have been through this before.

Here is something that could save you a fortune in the future.

You locked the keys in the car (In a Prius you can't) There is a spare key in your desk.

Ring home.

Explain your problem and ask the person at home to take out the key.

Hold the key to the phone and press unlock. 

Then you put your phone on speaker and after she presses unlock into her phone you hold your phone up to the car and  HEY PRESTO..