Posted: May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
I am unwell, actually the ‘big C’ has reared its ugly head in my life. OK. So now where do I go with this thing that nestles and nurtures itself within me?
Perhaps it is a matte of acceptance?
Maybe it is a point of order in the scheme of life?
Seconds to rethink and consider?
Time to take stock?
A process of feeling sorry for ones self?
What it means to me is to catch up and do all the things that are life.
Catch up and overtake the things that I should have done in my life.
It now shows me that life is fragile, one minute a certainty, the next minute debatable.
The weirdest thing is that I also inhabit the ‘heart attack decade’ and that worries me not at all.
Let’s just get on with living, giving, learning and teaching. After all, the best thing we can do or I can do is pass on lessons learned.
Posted: March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
Another guest on the Gallery blog, well worth looking at.
Posted: March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
A great photographer and a fine documentary image maker, recording history that may have been lost.
Sometimes the weeks are appalling. This one is definately going that way. So I have decided to cancel the rest of it and return next week.
The whole picture is one of being rolled by a government who wants to create a new class of poor, remove rights that have taken decades to put in place and generally give a message of : -
IF YOU AINT GOT SHITLOADS OF MONEY THEN WE ARE GONNA MAKE SURE AS HELL YOU AINT NEVER GONNA GET ANY, POOR NOW, YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING TILL WE HAVE FINISHED F***ING YOU OVER.
For me, on a personal basis, how can so many abusive and idiotic people be on one persons life?
How many does it take to really put something good under pressure and threaten its existence?
Not too many is the answer.
So this brief blog is really a rant.
I leave with this image.
‘So then Cleggie, now we have nearly screwed the hard working LOWER CLASSES, where do we go next? Any ideas?’
Fine words for some.
So Cameron allow the bedroom tax to come into force and what will it produce. Hardship. Strange that this man should do this, the man who supports the ‘BIG SOCIETY’ or should that be re-termed as the ‘BIG LIE’
To me it goes something like this, in 2009 we had :-
Friday 13th February 2009 – 1:41pm
Then we had the benefit reforms which mean that it is harder for, not just those who live on those payments, those who rely on those payments, the everyday working man. The average family will now worry and stress about which cut next reduces their standard of living, which cut creates a vacuum that can not be filled or a gap they cannot breach.
Those with assisted incomes living in social housing, its ok for the bedroom tax to come in is it? They are on assisted incomes because the LAW states they do not earn enough to meet living standards. Well forget that, the law does not matter in this case, just the CONDEM alliance.
Perhaps wants to seein social housing areas, and
massive budget requirements to fix these DESERTED UNAFFORDABLE AFFORDABLE HOUSING or private homes being left derelict and abandoned due to cuts in assisted working benefits.
YOUR CHOICE MR CAMERON, JUST REMEMBER BACK TO 2009, AND THE CRAP YOU SPOUTED TO CHEAT YOUR WAY INTO POWER
While I have been running the gallery as an UNPAID volunteer for past two years, for the last 6 months I have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance, and during that time I have looked for work and sought a way to both keep the gallery and find that elusive job. This week all that changed.
I filled in my volunteers forms, I stated my intentions to the JSA, and all, I thought was ok.
How wrong can a person be. The letter in the post states that they are seeking to say that my jobseekers has been wrongly paid since September 2011.
I totally agree, especially as I only began claiming JSA six months ago. Out of curiosity I wonder who has been getting my JSA for the preceeding 18 months?
I have a feeling someone has made a horses arse out of the whole situation… we shall but see.
Posted: February 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
Sunday seems to come around pretty quick these days. Maybe because I am busy or is it age related? There just does not seem to be enough days in the week.
This week has seen lots happening. The meteorite in Russia, the near miss and how has that affected us all?
Me, personally not much at all, the buses still ran, the sun still came up and I still went to bed at night and awoke in the morning.
I had a visit from my youngest daughter this week which was nice, and it still cost me money! Kids! My grandson played and made me laugh, my granddaughter slept, typical.
On the scale of 1 to 10 it was a 7 week.
Most of the work that was needed at the gallery got done, the getting ready for the new exhibition to go up on Monday is done. So in front on all areas really.
The best part of the week was still the gallery, photographers coming and going, people starting to pick up on the one shot project, all pretty cool stuff.
My image of this week has to be one of Edward Keating’s.