A cleaner on a London bus found £300,000 in cash in a brown envelope and handed in to her employers. Good for her!
My London is alive and well… but who had £300,000 in a brown envelope on a London bus and why? All very odd but what a great lady! Makes me very proud of MY London!
Octogenarian Alacia Elliott is still working as a fitness instructor at 88! She gave up working in local Government aged 59 and wanted to keep fit and active so joined a class. After 10 years her instructor suggested she become an instructor and she’s never looked back – most of her class are now younger than her! I’d sign up if I lived nearer but have obviously got to wait a few years until I’ll be able to qualify as an instructor as I’m only 90% of the way there! Power to you Alacia!
Facebook has been trying to smile publicly in support of new rules and protection for users while lobbying politicians worldwide to limit the restrictions. I wrote an article on Fake News last week which you can read here.
I recently commented on how good it is that the Government has allocated additional funds towards parks. Research in Denmark has recently discovered that growing up with green space is good for mental health. Children growing up in areas that are green and healthy appear to be half as likely in later life to develop mental disorders.
Now I hear that Epping Forest Council want to concrete over a piece of grass used by locals as green open space to create a free car park, at a cost of £300,000, for Council staff.
Now, it maybe that the land belongs to the Council and more parking spaces are needed because there are more and more cars on the road, but why should Council staff get free car parking when working for us, when most of us have to pay to park when at work? That would apply anywhere, but Epping Forest Council are at the same time proposing to make people pay to park outside their own homes! I had some dealings with Epping Forest Council some years ago and it was an ongoing nightmare. So, make staff pay for their parking and make the open space officially parkland.
Apparently, there are plans to ban ‘Dear Sir’ from the letter pages of newspapers!
There was a great Michael Heath cartoon in the Mail on Sunday using the caption “Dear Swine, Dear Dummy, Dear Loser, Dear Sexist pig…”
The British Gymnastic Society has decided that men who identify as women can use the same changing rooms as women. Now, whilst there may well be genuine cases, it seems to me that a lot of dodgy geezers might see this is an opportunity…
But it doesn’t stop at changing rooms, it includes “accommodation”. No mention in what I’ve seen about women who identify as men doing the reverse. Come on! Whatever happened to common sense?
On the one hand we appear to be desperately fighting a much-needed rear guard action on child abuse, rape and sexual abuse, but “equality” and tolerance allows this. Total madness.