Today and running through the rest of the week, the new Nanny McPhee movie is on. The first was brilliant. The show today is at 4.15pm and then at 6pm but check with the website to confirm.
I feel sorry for Gordon Brown. The press have vilified him for calling an elderly lady a bigot. I wonder if she had been unemployed, with ear piercings through her body parts and tattooes and young it would have had the same re-action. For some reason we seem to think that all elderly people are vulnerable and sweet. Recall your childhood fairy tales. The wicked witch is always an old evil woman and there are plenty of those around today.
Immigration, immigration, it has become a word that sets people off. I’m no exception. If I was in the UK with a small business whose major costs were wages and I had a choice of employing a 22 year old man, that left school at 16 with no qualifications and had been unemployed since then or a European of the same age that had the gumption to up sticks and move countries in order to improve his life, I know which I would choose. One shows clear work ethic the other shows lack of response.
Last year the highest levels of unemployment were in Sandwell, Tower Hamlets and Birmingham. So it would make sense if you live there to not squander your education. If you leave school at 16 and then go onto unemployment benefit you can’t blame other people when they get a job and you don’t. You don’t have a right to a job, you have to earn it and prove yourself to a future employer and wasting your education and doing nothing with your life is not a recommendation it is a rejection. There is always the choice of moving to an area where unemployment is lower. If the Eastern Europeans can change countries why can’t the people in Sandwell move a mere county or two. The canal system is excellent in the black country.
So there could be a mass exodus of people heading for the hills as last year the lowest rates of unemployment were found in the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands. According to the AA route map it will take the people of Sandwell around 13 hours and 21 minutes to reach the Orkney Islands, so the good people of Orkney prepare yourself. Sandwellians in search of employment will be arriving early evening today…..
If you are loooking for a mother and toddler group here in Marbella, there is one held by the British school of Marbella, every Wednesday from 10-12pm and it is free.
Let your toddlers go down the slides, sing songs and play with toys and interact (hit) each other. Let them learn from an early age that sharing is for sissies.
Contact number for more information is 952779264.
Comes from Peter Edgerton.
Take time to be happy with what you have, it is more than you realise.
I have a dear friend and she called me this morning to tell me that she was in love with a new man in her life. She’s quite posh and if she gets married she has always said that she’d like to double barrell it, keeping her maiden name and then joining her husbands to the end.
So I asked her what her new man’s surname was.
I tried really hard to be supportive and not snort out loud.
“That’s not the worst of it” she added a little painfully……
The thing is her surname is Brown. So yes, if she gets married and double barrells her name she’ll be
MRS BROWN COWE.
Oh my word……….I had tears running down my face, a pillow shoved over my face and it took me a good few minutes before I could actually speak.
Life is the best comedy….and my dear friend TINA!! xx
Week-end weather for Marbella is looking GOOD. 28 degrees, full sunshine.
I can smell those BBQ’s already…….
I’m not sure if I should laugh or cry with Hertz. I’m trying to organise a car rental. Firstly it offers me online, 25% off because I’m booking more than 60 days in advance. I go through all the form filling online, to be told that I don’t meet the criteria. I’m not sure what that criteria is but I think it involves having a speech impediment. I have called the phone number and spoken to a voice regognition piece of rubbish, I mean software.
“Which town or city are you wishing to contact?”
“You have selected, London city airport. Pause. I’m sorry, Pause….”
Basically the software isn’t working, there are huge pauses and it doesn’t understand anything I’m saying. Tried to go back to the website for support and it suddenly sprung into Spanish.
Think I may just swim to the UK instead.
Click on the link to hear the Maurice Boland interview with David Cameron. He was given 5 minutes…it went on for 14.
I’ve just put on my NEW pair of cropped sludgy bogey green trousers and noticed a sign on them saying KEEP AWAY FROM FIRE.
Do I really need to be told that? Does anyone really think that they can go into a burning building wearing their cropped, sludgy bogey green cropped trousers and that they will in some way come out unscathed? Did someone try it and then sue? “Oh golly, my trousers went up in a ball of flames, how dare the clothing company not tell me. My skin has melted too. I’ll double sue. I’ll sue the clothing company and my parents.”
Well it doesn’t say KEEP AWAY FROM CARS on the label so I’m going to try to cross the A7 in them later.
A successful shopping trip.
Four pairs of cropped trousers, which is not excessive as I need back up should I bend over too far and split a pair. Yes, that really does happen. For those of you that have never experienced this, you are obviously under 40. At 40 they wrongly tell you that everything on heads South. It actually goes East and West.
I was out and back home again in just over an hour. I would have stayed longer but those lovely new black wedges I bought which look great, began to gouge out the skin on my feet. I used to gaze in awe as a child at my mum, who would tower above me in her graceful shoes with heels that went up and up forever. I’d ask her how she could walk in them and she’s reply knowingly that “pride would pinch.” I didn’t know what she meant as a child but I do now. She’s just come out hospital with four pins in her toes which the surgeon deliberately broke in an attempt to straighten them and had a bunion the size of La Concha removed. Pride will pinch indeed. Not as much as those pins mum….Bless her cotton socks and hospital bandages.
So don’t go out shopping in high heels. Another word of warning. If you are going out to buy clothes don’t go out in one of those floaty tops with an inbuilt camisole. You will get in a right muddle and then just as you realise you are wearing it back to front, inside out and the floaty arm part is doing its bit flapping without your arm inside, the sales assistant will barge in pulling the curtain open. Apologies if you were in Promod this morning and heard me screaming….
So a good shopping trip. Trousers that all look the same and white t-shirts that are the same. Dorothy Perkins had a buy 3 for 12 euros offer. It didn’t say you couldn’t buy them all in white.
On the way out of La Canada I once again noticed women in green medical tunics. I used to think that there was a medical centre nearby and they were just on an extended coffee break. I now think that perhaps they are there to rescue women stuck in their floaty tops, with their arms pinned down by their camisole straps or to assist stumbling women wearing heels that defy gravity and good sense.
Wonder if they would help me carry my bags…