A little colour in Beckenham High Street
A humble bumble bee in our garden
St George’s Churchyard
Planting pansies in the back garden
Alex prepares to travel to Baku, Azerbaijan for Wednesday’s game
Bell Green Gasworks – now disused
Beckenham decides – well, votes. I make this distinction because it appears politicians don’t really listen or care what ordinary people think if it doesn’t accord with their views. (That’s all of the political parties).
MV Cap Finistère departs on its twice weekly crossing to Bilbao, Spain
Southsea happiness – when were you last this happy?
The Pompey flag flying over the Square Tower.
The FA cup and food poisoning – both were quite painful
Tower Alley with Capstan House in the foreground and Tower House behind.
Looking toward DP World Southampton from Eling
My front room as remembered at Portsmouth Museum
Unconditional Surrender at the National Museum of the Royal Navy
Heat At Southsea seafront
Sunday lunch with our two sons, Greg and Alex. Discussions ranged from football, through money and politics, to how they were getting home. A nice afternoon and proper catch up.
European Parliament Elections postal ballot form – a choice between twenty one parties/independents.
I used to like the Labour Party for their compassion and focus on ordinary peoples’ needs reflected in their welfare policies. I grew up in a council flat and house; use(d) the NHS; and completed a massively subsidised Open University degree while on welfare benefits without which I wouldn’t have got back into work after being injured.
However I have also liked the Tory Party at times for their focus on individual responsibility; protection of the citizen from too much state interference, and the recognition that the (heavily regulated) market works better in practice than socialism.
But now? The Tories appear to me as a disorganised, uncaring/cruel bunch of toffs out for their own gain, while labour seems to be too driven by an internationalist ideology that has forgotten its historical focus and core values. So who do you think I voted for?