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Thoughts and posterings from The Shire

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VeRA, Jane and Thumper – An adventure Part 2

jane and vera-8631So if you have had the patient to read through part 1 of my adventure then you might be wondering what on earth happened in part 2. Well this is it and it got a whole lot more crazy and fun! I’d spent the week recovering from the madness and emotion of the 7th September and my day in East Kirkby Lincolnshire when Steve, mentioned in the last post asked me if I wanted to go to the next 3 Lancs event on the 14th! This was the rescheduled event from the event on the 2nd when the two Lancaster’s couldn’t fly.   I damn near bit his hand off. Continue reading

VeRA, Thumper and Jane – An adventure Part 1

Who the hell are VeRA, Thumper and Jane? Good question. A lot of people don’t know and when I explain to them they don’t always care. I do and I have the best 4 weeks of my life. Let me tell you why.

Wings and wheels day 1-5756-2My great grandfather was an Aircraftman second class. You can read about his life here. To cut a long story short amongst his roles in the RAF he spent a short time working as ground crew and got to work on Lancaster Bombers. I always knew there had to be a reason why I was so addicted to this aircraft and a reason for travelling the length and breadth of the country to see ‘Thumper’ fly with the BBMF during airshow season. Continue reading

Ann Coulter and the beautiful game – a ‘real’ fans response…

I’m a football fan. Have been for years and will be for many more years to come. One of the things about the beautiful game is that lots of ridiculous comments are made from people who consider themselves experts/pundits and the like but we tolerate them because that’s part and parcel of the whole experience.

Every now and again however, a real gem of stupidity crops up. This time Ann Coulter, the notorious (and idiotic in my opinion) right wing ‘commentator’ has stuck her head above the trench in the US of A and excelled herself. Not only that but she has done a fantastic job an reinforcing the stereotype that Continue reading

Why I left Knaphill FC

For the whole of the last season I have kept my mouth shut and not responded to the quite frankly sickening treatment (harassment) I have received from certain members of the non league football community. Given the latest round of comments that I have seen, I am left with no choice now but to break my silence for the first time and put my side of the story across. I’d much rather forget them to be honest and continue going about my business but there comes a point when you have to fight back and say enough is enough against bullies. This is that post. Make up your own mind. Continue reading

Its been a while

Well its been a long long time since I blogged. That’s a good thing because it means that life has been good to me and I’ve been busy with ‘real stuff’ and I like it that way. My new job is fantastic, I have flexibility in where I work and my salary means that for the first time in a long long while I no longer have to worry about where I buy my groceries.  I can also pay my gas bill.

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The depression train

How is your day going so far? Happy? Cheerful? Surrounded by people that love you?  Lucky you. Today is one of those days for me when I feel utterly isolated from the world. I’m not a part of it. I am the shadow that walks past you, the one you barely notice as you go about your happy lives. When you do notice me, I’m the one you judge, call names, tell to go and kill myself (after handing you my worldly possessions), the one you mock on a daily basis because I am an easy target. I’m the one you use to make your failings and insecurities go away.

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