Or maybe not.......
Today I achieve the (not so) venerable age of 60 long, tiring years, getting to forty was a surprise, fifty was a shock and now I am gobsmacked, and thanks to the
WBankers, the ex Gov, the present Gov,
stock traders and all and sundry after forty years of giving them my hard
earned money my payout from the “Private Pension” people is about half what it
should be, as is the monthly pittance paid into the Angus bank account.
Which means that the world cruise is orf, as is the fully restored classic car, new clothes, new glasses, decent food, trips out and relaxing.
I was going to “retire” but that is orf as well, my aspirations of a quiet life pottering about in the garden and visiting “interesting” places have been flushed down the loo with the ever increasing water costs, I was going to spend much more time blogging, visiting and commenting on other blogs but it seems that the study will remain full of broken computers waiting to be fixed.
And the Piss Poor Policy Coalition Millionaires Club Coalition are extracting the urine, it seems that 60 is no longer “oldish” I will have to wait until the 6th of March 2013 for my bus pass and heating allowance but I do get free prescriptions from today.
Which is handy because I see that the number of patients still waiting to be seen at hospital more than a year after being sent for treatment by a doctor has risen by 40 per cent since January.
Sent the powers that be £77.50 for a new bio thingy passport so that I could pay even more taxes to leave the country, been away to the big warm salty thing in foreign climes, and spent a while laying in the warm on the beach watching the turds float by, got back early Thursday morn.
What the hell has happened to this country in a week and a bit?
It was “summer” when I left, now its autumn, leaves are falling orf the trees, the Virginia creeper has turned red and it’s cold and damp.
Inflation is up, unemployment is up, food prices are up, and I have just got an email from my Gas and Leccy provider to tell me that they are doubling my monthly payment, and just to imitate a prostate exam I popped into Tesco for some go juice and they are charging £1.339 for a LITRE of petrol, which works out at about SIX QUID a gallon!
And the demand for the Honda road fund license has just dropped on the mat (£130 squids).
But at least “we are all in this together”- aren’t we?
The (goodish) news- the renovations at the Castle are finished, the garden is fettled and his Maj has learnt to climb the six foot fence at the bottom of the grounds.
I have purchased a new laptop-500gb hard drive, 8gb ram, hi def screen, DVD dual layer re writer, and it runs Windows seven which I hate to admit I am quite impressed with (so far).
That’s about it, back on Monday for the usual.
Oh to be in England now that recession’s back...