Feb
24

Ranieri 

Ranieri 

On 7 February, Leicester issued a statement saying Ranieri had their “unwavering support”. 

Discuss…

A X 

Feb
17

Betwixt & between 

Betwixt & between 

Between the devil and the deep blue seaLies a multitude of heinous sins

Bathed in the richest blood

Of a thousand slain warriors. 
Between you and me 

Is a mountain of the soul

And a generation of longing

To plough gifts in your fertile lands.
Between today and tomorrow 

Arises questions in metric and old money,

Waiting to be answered

But dropping to the floor of the ocean

As the unanswered prayers

Of he who lost his life

On the battlefield 

Of your desires. 
A X 

Feb
15

rammalammdingdong!!! 

rammalammdingdong!!! 

Today’s word of the day is donated to us by the kindly Louisa who used it during a recent traffic issue. Louisa – we hear you:

rammalammdingdong!!! 

A X 

Photo courtesy of the talented Karen Turner of wonderful Staithes 

Feb
7

Trump & Big Sam 

Trump & Big Sam 

Good morning Campers. I’m off to Swindon today which is equivalent to going to view the local steel works in a driving rain storm and a heavy cold. I am fortunate to have company on the journey and shall console myself on that. 

Has anyone else noted the similarities between Trumpy and the appointment of Big Sam Allardyce to the position of England Head Coach. Sam, for those of you who don’t know the story or the man, is a large character who speaks his mind and gets results. However after only twice months he had to resign following getting caught taking backhanders for dodgy advice. You literally couldn’t write it until you look into his past and find he has previously been investigated for other ropey dealings. 

With Trump you just think that either his attitude will tip the scales or some reporter worth their beans will find due reason for him not to be a viable leader of the free world. 

The question is will Trump have a Big Sam moment? Will his past dealings catch up with him? Will he simply flip one day, maybe over a simple mundane thing such as one latte being one shot light? All of a sudden he’ll rip open his shirt to reveal a tattoo of Pancho Villa! 

Of course Big Sam has immediately gotten himself another highly paid job in the Premiership which tells you all you need to know about football in this country. Business eh? Dirty. 

Now for Swindon…

Have a great day!

A X 

Feb
4

Shock News – big fat Trumper is a dodgy politician 

Shock News - big fat Trumper is a dodgy politician 

Good morning campers. It turns out that dodgy politicians is still a surprise to us despite history teaching us that many who take public office or who seek public adoration are often, not always of course, a little ropey. American politics surprisingly is not the only culprit. In fact  politics has been laced with dodgy types since Adam said to Eve ‘where do we stand on the apple tax?’

America is built on driving the indigenous Indians out of their homes. They’ve kept the guns ever since. The UK has systematically lauded its nose over beautiful people around the Commonwealth with often disdain for their culture compared to our tea drinking. Look at the Romans, the Greeks, the Turks, the Germans, Vikings, you name it – self first and others second has often been at the front of mankind. 

We’ve built a world that spews out waste across our beautiful planet, we allow it to be tortured and ripped apart and we even allow our leaders to either deny climate change or do little about it. David Attenborough suggests Mother Earth will fight back. Good luck with that Mr President. 

I think Trump just stands out so hideously because of his own life of excess, both in terms of personal success matched only by personal opulence and a particularly aggressive attitude to any who dare to oppose. It is leadership, but not particularly palatable to many of us. However those who did vote in the US voted for him so I hope he can be great for America and our world. I know this is doubtful but I’m hoping. 

I want in my sphere of my world to be happy. I accept working hard is essential. I believe solid targets are central to a business and finding the perfect team is really the holy grail. I want to treat all with kindness but honesty. I believe personal happiness is based on the same qualities of commitment, love and honesty. It’s beauty is often in the simple things. This is true in business also. 

Our world deserves our love so please don’t give up on it. Rather put your beauty into it. Self serving leaders can’t take that away from us. 

Have a great day!

A X