Friday, 16 December 2016



Busy weekend ahead. Had today off work and went with Robert to Manchester to see Madness. We planned to stop over night in a Premier in near Victoria. Which made it seem like a mini break. We got there in the afternoon and booked in before wandering round the Christmas Market. Spending nothing mind you, Neither of us could afford it. We were only here because the tickets were free. His Uncle and his wife had split up and they were going spare so even though its a bit before or time we snapped them up. Ill be honest i was really thinking we might give it a miss and just go for a drink in the village instead. Its years since ive been there. But it would seem a waste so after a quick freshen up it was out for a quick drink in a local pub and the on to Manchester Arena. The place was full of men of a certain age  dressed in Madness cloths and/or hats. And most of them were drunk. Not aggressive drunks. Just stupid ones having fun. 


The support act were the Lightning Seeds who went down well but the crowed only seemed to know a couple of their hits. Rob didn't remember any of them so looked bored. Then Madness came on on were great. Their songs are quite short and mostly uptempo so it was a party atmosphere. I sort of knew most of them. After it was over we went back to the hotel and bed. Night over.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Should I stay or should I go ?

A couple of days left now to the referendum and I'm still swinging back and forth between in and out. I don't really wanna come out but I'm not happy with the way things are with us in. And I don't think we can change that. I have no idea what will happen if we do leave. No one does. But on the other hand, no one knows what will happen if we stay in. It's a big deal and after weeks of News and TV debates the BBC has a major two hour show, live from Wembley Arena on telly tonight. As it stands I still feel the same way now as I did weeks ago. Not sure, but swinging to the "Out" side. I don't know many people who are voting "In" if I'm honest. But i could still vote in.


Everyone around me is very verbal about leaving. Which is probably what is swaying me. But I can't watch any more of the politicians rabbiting on. They aren't really helping. Another thing that has helped me swing to the "out" side is the fact that there are so many of them, across parties, Businesses and celebs who say the same. It's not just a bunch of Racists who don't want Jonny Foreigner ruining Britain. It's knowledgable people saying we will be OK if we come out. And although the rest of Europe and the world seems to be wanting us to stay in. I get the impress that they want us in because it would be better for them. Europe will lose a lot of our money and America (our so called special friend) will lose some influence in Europe. We have even had threats from them all. France say they will punish us by making it difficult for us to trade with Europe afterwards if we leave and America has said they will put us to the back of the queue when it comes to negotiating a trade deal with them. It feels like we are being threatened. It's interesting to note that no one knows which way it will go. And I think, like the Scottish referendum, it will be so close that no one will be happy with the result.