How curious. Surrey police let off Savile seven times – seven times when they had evidence that could have convicted him. Whatever were they doing all that time? – certainly not investigating Levi Bellfield! They had failed to investigate 24 … Continue reading →
There is a carnival atmosphere up in Lancashire. The drums are beating, that distinctive sound of the new age traveller that we hear at the G7 conference, the ‘go green’ meetings, the ‘call to arms’ of the vegan social justice … Continue reading →
When we bought this house, we noticed that there appeared to be a pair of Jackdaws living in the chimney. We had to block off the chimney, so felt rather bad about serving these elegant birds with an eviction order, … Continue reading →
Not sure if I can do this but I will do my best. The disease is progressing and today I have had my medication pushed up to 300 ml of Ketamine and 275ml of Fentanyl to cope with the increase … Continue reading →
I was quietly dozing to the background of yet another documentary the other afternoon, this time one on the Australian flying doctor service. (well worth raiding the BBC 4 archive facility, some really interesting stuff hidden in there!) when I … Continue reading →
I slept so much yesterday, after they increased the Ketamine and Midazolam, that by midnight I was wide awake and contemplating the world and all its meaning. As you do. I spent a fair amount of time debating with myself … Continue reading →
This afternoon, Phil Frampton of the Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) has formally withdrawn his support for IICSA. This follows the withdrawal of the Shirley Oaks Survivors Association and that of Andrew and Jane Kershaw, two individuals who have worked ceaselessly … Continue reading →
I woke this morning around 4am and watched the mist rolling back across the marsh as the first brave deer led their young out to feed on the new grass. The Marsh Harrier was already swooping low across the dyke … Continue reading →
And when you go looking for it to find something else to steal – it just ain’t there! Try rabbit’s blog – she’s the expert….I just write ‘fiction’ – or I did in the good old days….there you go ‘tdf’ … Continue reading →
tdf – you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the background to recent events and the Caroline Robinson story. I have laboriously typed out a response to you three times, and three times it says the … Continue reading →
The events of the past few weeks have been pretty exhausting. On a personal level, on a health level, and finally on the level of this blog.
The news from theContinue reading →
See, in the beginning there was only ‘todger’ based rights. TheContinue reading →
When my daughter made contact with me, she had done her homework. She is a very, very, sharp and smart lady. She had also been though Somerset HouseContinue reading →
This is going to be painful and humiliating, but it is all pertinent to the big picture.
The Internet is full of characters. Some delightful, some several points past barking mad. Because I started my internetContinue reading →
This is not just any pink sponge on a stick – this is a M & S pink sponge on a stick.
Well now my beauties; have I got a tale to tell you!Continue reading →
Other than a couple of days last week, I have been in hospital for the past three weeks. First Sepsis, then the effects of the attempts to cure me of that. I am now the original Christmas Turkey –Continue reading →
There sat the latest incumbent of the poisoned chalice chair of IICSA, Alexis Jay, blinking wildly in the unaccustomedContinue reading →
A warm welcome to the newest members of our congregation, Ali Mustapha-anuvver and his husband Ali Mustapha-anuvver-relative-somewhere. May they live in peace amongst us, and instil us with the wisdom of their ancient ways.
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They did. That day. 50 years ago.
Those who were born or reached maturity after 1966 will not understand the world of that time; no mobile phones, noContinue reading →
The partisan reporting from all aspects of the media this morning, has resulted in headlines such as ‘Fury of women’s groups as footballer is cleared in retrial’. Football forums have disappeared under a deluge of derogatory commentsContinue reading →
I bring you an utterly bizarre case from across the pond to exercise your brain today.
Just outside Windham, south west of Bangor in the state of Maine lived a man called ‘Skip’Continue reading →
This is 18 year old Connor Jones wearing his Halloween outfit.
It is unlikely to be a custom made outfit, which means that somewhere a manufacturer has made several such outfitsContinue reading →
Superb acting, though one would expect nothing less from Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane; an impeccable script from Jack Thorne, if there is such a thing as thespian justiceContinue reading →
Ms Raccoon was distracted this morning by a fascinating portal called ‘Bluelight.eu-supply.com‘. Doesn’t sound that riveting? For a Raccoon who loves scavenging through official documents it was manna from heaven! A Raccoon could, and did,Continue reading →
Vernon was probably about 70 when I first met him. A taciturn, socially awkward creature who found it difficult to meet your eyes. He would stumble into the tea room – he never seemedContinue reading →
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The late 90s were a time of geopolitical turbulence; the Berlin Wall had crumbled, then the Soviet Union. Nelson Mandela, so long the name of south London tower blocks, became reality as he walked out of Victor VersterContinue reading →