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Peace at Last

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

I stood watching the cat this morning running around the yard killing bits of twig, climbing the posts to the pergola running across the beams and jumping effortlessly from the top. I wish I was as agile 😄

At last after 27 years the family of the 96 killed in the Hillsborough tragedy can start to heal themselves. Yesterday a jury found that the fans were unlawfully killed, I remember watching it on the news at the time with tears rolling down my face and feeling physically sick. The news footage has been run again over the past couple of days and even now makes me feel the same way. Lets hope that the families can now move forward, give them a thought today and send them some love and bright blessing, even if it is only fro a few seconds.

 

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It’s Here

Today we received the booklet about the referendum according to the first page of facts (?) it states that

1 The EU is our biggest trading partner, they buy 44% of everything we sell.

2 It says remaining inside guarantees our full access to the single market, leaving creates uncertainty and risk.

Are they really saying that if we leave all those companies that get UK goods and services cheap will suddenly stop trading with the UK? who buys the other 56%

3 It says that over the past decade foreign companies have invested £540 billion in the UK.

It says nothing about the amount of British companies that have been sold off to EU companies who have then cut jobs, we have hardly any British companies now.

The next page- Improving our lives

1 It states that leaving the EU would result in economic shock that would put pressure on the value of the pound which would risk higher prices of some household goods and make exporting to Europe harder and more expensive.

What household goods are we talking about here?  Are they things we could produce here, sell here, no export cost, make jobs for people.  So exporting will become more expensive, if people want the goods they will paid the extra for them.  There would be nothing stopping the UK putting up the taxes and making exporting to here more expensive. It cuts both ways.

2. Millions of UK citizens travel abroad every year, roaming charges will be dropped,  EU membership also gives UK citizens travelling in other EU countries the right to access to free or cheaper  public healthcare. some argue little would change if we left the EU. But there are guarantees UK customers would keep these benefits.

 

If you can afford to travel abroad you can afford to pay for an insurance to cover healthcare, I am sorry if that sounds hard, likewise people from other EU countries who visit here would have to pay for treatment helping out the fast declining NHS. As for the mobile roaming charges, just use your phone less. As far as the last statement there’s no guarantee that they will lose them either.

The next page – What Happens if we leave

  1. leaving would create years of uncertainty and potential economic disruption, this would reduce investment and cost jobs. It will take 10 years to unpick our relationship with the EU and renegotiate.

Really 10 year, why 10 years. 

2 No other country has managed to secure significant access to the single market without having to,

follow EU rules over which they have no say

pay into the EU

accept EU citizens living and working in their country

Now this confused me I thought we did pay into the EU and we did have EU citizens living and working here?!

Next – Controlling immigration and securing our borders

It states that the UK is not part of the EU’s border control which gives us the right to check everyone. The government has negotiated a deal that will make our benefits system less of a draw for EU citizens. some argue that leaving the Eu would give us more freedom to limit immigration. But in return for the economic benefits of access to the EU’s single market, non EU countries have to accept the right of all EU citizens to live and work in their country.

So if we left we would still be able to check people at the borders, nothing changes there.   If leaving means we can’t stop EU citizens from moving here to live, nothing changes there either.

The last pages say

That for every £1 tax paid in tax a little over 1p goes to the EU

OK said like that it doesn’t sound a lot, but it works out to billions of pounds that could be spent here. 

 

So as suspected  the booklet leans towards scare tactics, it’s now heading for the recycle-bin, I consider it a waste of taxpayers  money.  I would have found a booklet that gave both sides of the argument better, in fact, the fact that only one side has been published makes me think they are scared that we will vote to leave.

Now I am not clever, so I would love to hear your opinions on the matter.

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I Don’t Believe IT, well actually I do

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed they are not it.

 

Watching the birds can seriously damage your breakfast!!

 

I popped on my porridge this morning, stood watching the birds from the kitchen window and well I don’t need to tell you what happen to the porridge.

So now the clever people in the government have decided it would be a good idea to spend 9.3 million pound on leaflets to send to every house in the uk to lay out what leaving the EU would mean, but they have only put one point of view across.  This at a time when they have cut benefits for the disabled. We haven’t received our little leaflet yet but I just know it will be full of scaremongering.  Lets face it no one knows what will happen if we leave, it’s all speculation, unless of course the government have a true psychic working for them that can see into the future and if that is the case why haven’t they used them before? That way we wouldn’t be in this mess. We all know what being in the EU has meant to us and those of us that are old enough can remember what it was like before we join and what we were promised if we did join, and utopia it an’t.

 

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Let’s hear it for music

Some people hear voices.. Some see invisible people.. Others have no imagination whatsoever

Over the past couple of weeks I have seen reports about how music is helping people, first there was a report about a choir for people who couldn’t sing, All of these people said they enjoyed singing but were self conscious because they couldn’t sing, and after just a few weeks their confidence had grown, a few days later there was a report about a choir for people who had had strokes, again their confidence sored plus the singing help the speech therapy and today a report that said singing can help depression.

I remember many moons ago being at a Queen concert, right at the end they sang Let us cling together and the whole crowed held hands and sang, stranger holding strangers hand and for that short time there was a wonderful feeling of love and oneness.

So let’s hear it for music and singing, even if you can’t sing, belt it out with me and feel good.

 

Could music save the world?
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Things I would tell my younger self part one.

In my late teens

Stop worrying about the weight, you will never be this slim again.

Stop worrying about the way you look, you are very attractive, in years to come you will  look back on photos and think I was attractive and didn’t even realise it.

Start making provision for old age, it comes quicker than you think

Stop trying to make/be friends  with people who are jealous of you, you’re the only one who is going to get hurt.

In my 20’s

Your doing OK don’t worry about it, the divorce and being a mother will be the making of you, you will find strength you didn’t know you had, and better things are on the horizon.

Throw out the high heels, you are going to regret them by the time you are 30.

Start to look after your joints

Take a good look at the people you think are your friends, you still have a few that just want to bring you down.

In my 30’s

Forget the high impact CD’s in fact throw them away, you are killing your joins, they hate you by the time you are 50

Don’t worry about the week you end up in hospital on all those drips, and feel that ill you make your peace, you get through it with a new respect for life.

I really meant it, get rid of all the negative people from around you.

In my 40’s

Again don’t worry about the two health scares, your brain will still work (sort of😀 ) and your heart has a few more years in it.

Don’t take that dream job, it’s more of a nightmare!

You will find your spiritual side even if some people don’t agree with some of your beliefs, it makes you happy so sod them.

In my 50’s 

Half way through them now, you have got through another health scare and all the testes, no one knows the future so enjoy everyday.

Love Love Laugh and be Happy and never lose the child within