Archive for June, 2013


Sunday, June 30th, 2013

OK. Let’s imagine for a moment the Chinese buy up all of the bricks (like they did with copper a couple of years ago). There’s a worldwide shortage of bricks and they increase exponentially in price; people start nicking derelict walls, ancient outside lavvies, garden walls, ornamental walls, barbecues etc. Some people come up with the idea of digging out the foundations of their houses, no-one’s going to notice them missing down there. When the houses fall down they try to convince their insurers it was natural subsidence. Isn’t fracking essentially the same? These tiny islands sit on a fairly solid bed of rock. If we start smashing it to bits couldn’t that be a little dangerous? Before you know it Britain will float off away from Europe towards America. Eventually it comes to rest near Hawaii. Within a generation the UK is in a richer, happier place with a fantastic climate… hang on… FRACK AWAY!!! Get fracking you fracking frackers!
Seriously though I think it’s probably something we’re going to regret


Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

OK. My first blog; I’ve resisted for a long time because I like to keep my private life private. A little about me; I’m 47, married 28 years, 3 teenage kids, dunno who’s they are but they’re fun to have around so we let them stay.:-D I’m a tradesman and I run a 24 hour call-out service. I live in Bolton in the the north of England.
I started writing my first novel; The Tale of the Ancient Marina in 1997, finished it in 2007, launched in 2009, put the book on Amazon in 2010. I didn’t attempt to market it assuming a book so wonderful would automatically be successful. I was wrong. A handful of sales from my site and literally no interest on Amazon. Now I’m trying to find my readers.
My comments will mainly concern issues which affect me or people I know. I have opinions on international matters but will keep those to myself. If you cut me in half the word “Tory” is written all the way through but that doesn’t mean I think the Tories are always correct or the other parties are always wrong. They all have their faults but we’re stuck with the system.
BTW I also write the odd short story & poem, see my website.