A true testament to human kindness dropped through my letterbox. I hadn’t ordered anything off the internet so I was excited at the thought that someone might be sending me a surprise pressie.
The first clue that this was something entirely different lay in the Danish postmark “Hittegodskontoret, 2720 Vanløse” Lost Property Office (or Found Goods Office, as they say in Denmark and which makes much more sense, when you think about it). Continue reading →
UK news agency The Press Association reports that “British PM David Cameron has urged the BBC to produce more home-grown dramas and comedies instead of relying on Danish imports such as the international hit series ‘Borgen‘, ‘Broen‘ (The Bridge) and Forbrydelsen (The Killing)”.
Apparently our Dave doesn’t cope well with reading subtitles and taking in the action all at once. Whether he also has problems patting his head while rubbing his tummy remains unknown.
Thankfully, new BBC million pound costume drama Jamaica Inn should play better at Cameron Towers – you only need to watch the pictures, you can’t hear what anyone’s saying anyway…without subtitles. Oh. Continue reading →
So, the British welfare system is working really well. For landlords and supermarkets.
Shurely shome mishtake? A quick perusal of the Oxford dictionary confirms that a welfare system is “a system whereby the state undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits.“
I don’t know about you, but I don’t seem to run into a lot of landlords in financial or social need these days, and I don’t think Tesco or Asda are short of a bob or two. (Other Supermarkets are available). But do any of them pay the minimum wage – let alone a Living Wage? Continue reading →
These thoughts were created with the best intentions. Their purpose was often misconstrued and their teachings used incorrectly. The thoughts lived a short existence as thoughts, burning brightly and quickly. Now they exist only in the world of blog.