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Monthly Archives: March 2012
Ugh!!!An Even Blacker day!!!
The day the Royal Navy stop the tot was a black day,but Oh!! no, today got even blacker as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Queens Park Rangers. They never looked like they were going to win and played very poorly. What … Continue reading
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31st July 1970 – A Black Day
If you’d been at least twenty years old and a member of the Royal Navy prior to 31st July 1970 then it would have indeed been a black day! That was the day the last daily tot of rum was … Continue reading
A Question of Child Safety???
Perhaps we haven’t made as much progress as we think concerning child safety. Today we have seat belts, air bags, baby seats, ABS brakes and so much more. Yet if you look closely at the two photos posted here, we … Continue reading
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Well, the Conservatives brought down their Budget yesterday and today a lot of people are scrambling to keep their jobs. At my age I don’t have to worry too much, I’m already receiving my pension and Linda will get hers … Continue reading
Posted in politics, Prince Edward Island Tagged budget, cake and eat it, dept of veterans affairs, humble, mandatory retirement, nickle, old age, one cent, patronage, penny, pensions Leave a comment
A bit late to backtrack???
When the 2% pay raise for our MLA’s was announced, (please note, it was recommended by an independent board!!!!LOL) the leader of the opposition Olive Crane, promptly and publicly stated the increase was deserved. She went on to justify why … Continue reading
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Royal Naval Transport????
I just came across the photo of this strange little machine transporting recruits at HMS Royal Arthur, at Skegness. I have no idea of the date of the photo, but would guess it is either during the war of shortly … Continue reading
Posted in military, The Royal Navy & Me, vehicles Tagged Austin Seven, HMS Royal Arthur, Old Salt, Recruits, royal navy, Scotland, Skegness, trailer Leave a comment
March Goes Out Like A Lion
As the saying goes, March came in like a Lamb and it is leaving like a Lion. Here we are on the 27th March and in the middle of a winter storm. The Island is all but shut down for … Continue reading
Posted in family, Prince Edward Island Tagged coffee, government, lamb, lion, offices, pellet stove, schools closed, snow, storm, university Leave a comment
The Iron Lady
Linda and I went to see the movie ‘The Iron Lady’ yesterday afternoon. While it was a good movie I felt too much of the story dealt with her failing health. A time long after her husband was dead yet … Continue reading
Posted in HM Submarines, movie errors, politics Tagged Belgrano, British, cabinet ministers, Dennis, economy, failing, Falklands, grocier, health, HM submarine Conqueror, Hunger Games, IRA, Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, movies, prime minister, Titanic, trade unions, unemployment Leave a comment
Just because a person goes to Harvard it doesn’t necessarily mean that person is smart! Our premier Robert Ghiz went to Harvard?? We have a deficit of approx $80 million dollars, and remember we are a very small province with … Continue reading
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Another great day for Arsenal as they defeated Aston Villa 3-0. Making it even better Spurs and Chelsea only tied, Arsenal are now three points ahead of Spurs and more firmly set at third spot in the Premier league. Way … Continue reading
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