Not as nice as yesterday at the Castle this morn and as it was so nice yestermorn I took a day orf, put a cupful of go juice in the Honda and steered my way sarf to the place where shingle abounds.
Bit late today as I am chasing a parcel from the United States of Piss Poor Postal Services, more tomorrow...
And his Maj bought me a present, I told him to hop it....
According to no-nuts Cameron if a Tory Government is elected after the next poll debacle in 2015 some state benefits would be “paid” in kind rather than cash, we are looking at food vouchers folks; other ‘ideas’ are to break the link between benefits and inflation and reducing the amount of money paid to people, withdrawal of housing benefit from under-25s, removing the right for high-earners to keep their council homes, a reduction in the £20,000-a-year cap on housing support and limits on the additional benefit received by families with three or more children to cut the £84bn bill for working-age welfare.
He also suggested it might be possible to curtail cash payments to those on welfare. "Is it right that we continue to pay the vast majority of welfare benefits in cash, rather than in benefits in kind, like free school meals?" he said.
However, a similar scheme brought in for asylum-seekers had to be dropped after evidence emerged that it stigmatised families.
I have no problem with reducing the welfare bill, but can’t it be done by targeting those who don’t need public money?
The rich(overpaid “managers, CEOs and directors of NHS Trusts, MPs, the sideboard, bankers, GPs, ‘Orspital consultants and many others claiming some of the £12 billion child benefit bill), the fraudsters, or the DLA claimers who do not need it.
Apparently there is a “majority” of consensus in Coalition Blighty for a benefits crackdown, which is fair enough but don’t forget that the way this Piss Poor Policies Millionaires Club Coalition is “governing” the country it may well be you that is in need of a bit of financial support from the State in the near future...what will your view be then?
Her Maj has updated the Order of Precedence in the Royal family, making it clear that the Duckess of Cambridge must curtsy to the Princesses by birth.
Apparently Kate has discovered that there are several women in the Royal family to whom she must show reverence, and when she is not accompanied by Prince William, must curtsy to the “blood princesses”, the Princess Royal, Princess Alexandra, and the ugly sisters (daughters) of the Duck of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.When William is with her, Kate does not need to bend the knee to either of them, but she must curtsy to the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Despite being married to the Queen’s son, the Countess of Wessex will, however, have to curtsy to Kate, even when William is not present.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman declines to comment.
Too bloody embarrassed I suppose....
The hours at the post office in Sugar Hill have recently been cut back to 30 minutes a day, down from a few hours. The post office is open from 10:15 to 10:45 each morning.
New Hampshire's two U.S. senators have written a letter urging the U.S. Postal Service to hold a community meeting in the northern New Hampshire town so that residents, government officials and business owners can ask questions and offer their thoughts on the future of retail postal service there.
Just like in “sorry you were out” Blighty then....
That Facebook has changed your Email address; you have a new primary e-mail address listed as your Facebook contact, and most likely it’s an address you’ve never used.
The social-networking site has quietly replaced your default e-mail addresses such as Gmail and Yahoo! with your @Facebook.com address, an e-mail service option the company launched a few years ago and synced with Timeline in April.
“As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site,” a Facebook spokesperson told Mashable. “In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their Timelines.”
The e-mail address you once listed as your point of contact is now hidden in the site’s database and your assigned @Facebook.com address is highlighted for friends to see. If you ever changed your Facebook vanity URL that serves as the prefix of your Facebook e-mail address (i.e. Facebook.com/John.Smith would be John.Smith@Facebook.com). For those that never added a vanity URL, Facebook has assigned numbers to serve as your email account name.
I checked my account and they bleedin have.....
A one-week-old fugitive piglet has been named Al by staff at Wheelgate Family Theme Park in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, who are searching for his home and family.
He was found over the weekend seeking comfort with the park's alpacas a spokeswoman for the park said: "As poor little Al is so young and unsure as to how long he had been outside in the cold for, he has required a lot of TLC, which is usually provided by the mother.
"Wheelgate catering manager Jay Bloomfield took on a surrogacy role last night and took little Al home to keep him warm and provide his bottle-feeds at various intervals throughout the night.
"It's been a long night but little Al seems to be merrily bouncing around this morning."
So if they find out where Al comes from will it be a case bringing home the bacon....
The National Trust has released a mobile phone app that will help guide tourists through the streets of Soho the home of London’s sex industry.
The free device, which can be downloaded on a mobile phone, enables tourists to wander the capital's backstreets listening to outrageous behaviour made famous over the past 60 years.
The “Soho Stories” uses GPS technology to guide visitors through the red light district as they hear colourful stories of sex, violence and wild partying.
It concentrates on events since the 1940s including the development of music, the area’s “many outrageous personalities”, social movements, feminism and homosexual liberation as well as vice and crime.
Listeners, who will be restricted to those aged over 17, will be able to listen to drunken tales from the Groucho Club while another details how gangster “Mad” Frankie Fraser operated his protection rackets.
Other more colourful stories include those of Francis Bacon, the homosexual artist, being whipped and a former vice-squad officer pointing out a phone box that was a front for a crack den.
The organisation charged with protecting Britain’s historic sites, houses and gardens, has created the “no-holds-barred” audio guide in a bid to shed its conservative image and attract younger members.
And today’s thought:
My bum is big in this Wimbledon