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Olympians Return to Plymouth

On Wednesday our local Olympians  paraded through Plymouth on an open top bus.

 I was there and I felt as emotional as I did when I watched them compete, when I saw the bus approaching Royal Parade.

I took some photos with my phone as I don’t own an elaborate camera. They were, a touch, blurry but  I was happy I managed to get some pictures.

After we watched them on stage, through the crowds of people that had congregated, we decided to take a trip up onto the Hoe. A fantastic sunset greeted us.

As I said before, they were a bit blurry but the view was amazing.

Plymouth is a great place with fantastic views. I’ve lived here all my life and I still marvel at the sights.

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Well That’s it Then – Back to Work Tomorrow

Looe Beach Cornwall

Well, the summer is over and Autumn is here,

It’s time to go back for a new school year.

The weather’s not been good, I’ve felt quite cheated,

But in no time at all the holiday’s completed.


I had so many plans, so much to do,

They’ve all been forgotten, all went askew.

I’ve enjoyed the lie ins and staying in bed,

Until 8:30 am most days, sometimes I just read.


It’s not that I’m lazy, I needed the break,

From getting up early for goodness sake.

I’ve enjoyed every minute, it caused me no harm,

But back to the grindstone, I’ll set the alarm.


Is Road Rage necessary?

I’d like to think that I am a patient person. In fact, for most of the time. I am. I am fairly laid back in my everyday life with everything considered and I rarely lose my temper. I’ve always been like that.

On the whole, I’m the same when I am driving. I tend to be pretty boring when it comes to being in the driving seat, by that I mean I stick to the speed limit and try not to jump a red light. 

For some people though, adhering to the speed limit is a crime to mankind. I mean, what on earth do I think I’m doing sticking to a 30mph when I could put my foot down and go at least 10mph faster? I could get to the next set of traffic lights a lot quicker if I did. Well silly me. I didn’t realise getting from ‘a’ to ‘b’ a few seconds quicker was that important. (It isn’t to me.)

What is important to me though is doing it more safely. Now I said I was a patient person (I am) but what does make me lose my patience is some ‘jumped up’, ‘arrogant’, ‘fat headed’, ‘chauvinistic’, ‘idiotic‘, ‘stupid’, ‘horn sounding’ person. I hate them. What gives them the right to keep sounding their horn like Noddy on a Merry-go-round? If they don’t do that they drive up so close you can see the pores/hairs on their red faced skin and continually flash their headlights in a way of intimidating me to push the accelerator a little harder.

Well, listen to me Mr/Mrs/Miss Haste Bag, I won’t fall for it. I don’t stand for that kind of behaviour. At least not while I’m in my lovely, safe environment where I have the strength to stand up to ‘The Hulk‘. Oh no. No what I do when that happens to me is the opposite just to annoy the idiot behind. I stay at the intended speed more as  ‘making a stand’  against the bully. 

Oh yes, they can swear as much as they want and call me whatever they want because I am not moving any quicker. Do you know what? That makes me feel so powerful knowing that the ‘fat head’ won’t beat me. (Well not until they find a chance to overtake me.)

When they do overtake I’d like to think I will be ready with that look of disgust or that nod of the head that says, ‘idiot’ or a hand gesture to really tell them who’s boss. 

So, why can’t I? I mean, I can manage the nod of the head and I can give them that ‘you are a complete and utter idiot’ look but when it comes to  displaying a middle finger or, maybe, the two fingers or even the hand gesture which I would never do (I have a friend who does and I find it too unladylike for me), my attempts never work.

I’ve tried, believe me I have but all I can manage is either a baby finger or a thumb which, actually, is a good idea (I’ve found out) beacuse it confuses the hell out of them…

So, I don’t think road rage is necessary. Do you?


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