I got really down yesterday, down and blue. I made it worse by listening to BBC I Player, reporting on our problems. I hadn’t a paper and couldn’t get the radio. Odd that my mobile and 3G worked fine. The BBC is free, the others cost a small fortune. Daft I am, spending money to increase depression.
Just A Minute is a radio programme on BBC Radio 4. Contestants are given a subject and have to speak on it for one minute without Repetition, Hesitation or Deviation. Listening to our politicians last night I fear they would not have done well. Robust seems to be the word of the hours and hours and was repeated incessantly.
This is not going to be a rant, though it easily could be. I’ll content myself with a couple of observations. Hazel Blears was allowed to go unchallenged on the BBC when she stated during an interview that. ‘Tough sentences should be passed on those that misappropriate the assets of others.’ OH! RIGHT!………That’s a bit strong coming from the mouth of a thief. She got away with it. Why shouldn’t a black kid from Peckham? David Cameron seems at long last to have got his dream of a big society…. I wonder?….. Does he still like ‘Britain as it is and not as it was’? No Worries……….he will be ROBUST. Robust on what; he will have trouble recollecting. Never mind………or maybe little mind?
On with life as I know it. I am back at the Tan Hill Inn. The home of all things acceptably insane. We stopped on the moor for a quick walk and to sample some high altitude rain……….it made a change….. It is cooler! The cloud lifted giving a wonderfully robust view of the Lune valley.
As I got back to the camper I found this little beauty………….
A young Lapwing…………………….and knock me down with It’s feather………..just as I switched lenses back from the telephoto, I had to switch them back again……………Dithery David’s problem must be contagious.
Along came it’s mum. These are uncropped so will enlarge with a click as usual. Don’t forget……..click Robustly!
Have a great end to the week and try to be positively robust. I look forward to suitably ‘Serious’ comment………..I’m bored with the ‘R’ word. Pound to a penny you are too. Your aversion will make no difference, you will be hearing it an awful lot. This government don’t have literate ‘Spin Doctors’ so have to work within a limited vocabulary.(Seriuos is hard to spell and harder to reed).
Just e-mailed the BBC asking for the’R’ word to be bleeped out of future statements and interviews. Bleeps are annoying……I always enjoyed a good F..k. More than I’ve ever enjoyed a Bl..p……..Bl..ps are really, really annoying.
All the very best.