Monthly Archives: November 2022

Recommended by a Very Important Person (VIP)This is a story told through the eyes of a young sailor who joined the Royal Navy in 1955 as a Boy Seaman 2nd class, the absolute lowest rank in the Navy. Follow his induction at HMS Ganges, the toughest boy’s training establishment in England, if not the world, and his first assignment to HMS Cockade in time to visit Australia for the opening of the 1956 Olympic games. This is a thoroughly amusing tale, tempered with dark moments of despair, as he visits islands in the South Pacific, tours Hong Kong, Korea and Japan, passes through the Suez Canal enroute to Malta and Gibraltar, helps to capture an Icelandic boarding party during the Cod Wars. He dives in a submarine to play cat and mouse with our Cold War adversaries, surfaces through the polar ice at the top of the world, feel the tension in the submarine as it sinks toward crush depth. Laugh at the antics of his fellow sailors and the strange situations they found themselves in. Learn the meaning of the acronym PASAHB, and sympathize with this naive young sailor as he falls for one of the oldest tricks in the book.Whether a sailor or a dreamer of the sea, this is one voyage not to be missed.

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Inane Advertising

It cant just be me that finds so many of the current advertisements absolutely unbelievable. As a really silly example I will offer the following one from CIBC. This ad begins with a young couple who love to travel. However, … Continue reading

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Point Deroche

One has to wonder, who, if anyone now still believes in the government trio of King, Myers and Compton. They are still trying to convince Islanders that the Point Deroche is quite legal and fits within the Lands Protection Laws? … Continue reading

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Weekend Funnies

Which Child?’ It turns out that when asked who your favourite child is, you’re supposed to pick one of your own!! I know that now! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Storage Place My … Continue reading

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Ministers Discretion

Ministers are first of all β€œNOT β€œ:experts, so this idea of using their discretion when deciding if a questionable project may proceed, it’s absolutely inane. Premier King, Minister Myers and Compton are most decidedly not experts on shore line erosion. … Continue reading

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World Cup

The World Cup is probably the biggest sporting event in the World. More people World wide watch this event than any other sporting event..Having said that, I think you can imagine just how difficult and expensive it is to get … Continue reading

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Homeless People

I whole heartily agree with Kathy Birt and her letter to the Editor in todays Guardian (22nd Nov 2022)regarding the homeless. Politicians often take credit and claim they have done good work for people. Sadly these claims too often fall … Continue reading

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World Cup 2022

ο»ΏI’m so glad I have already completed most of my Christmas shopping. I had not actually planned it that way, nevertheless, it was a really good move on my part. The World Cup has just started, with games almost every … Continue reading

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Shoreline Insanity

The more I look at the construction site at Durocher Point, the more I have to think someone is doing someone a favour. No one could claim this is grandfathering, or indeed say they are using the same footprint of … Continue reading

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Weekend Funnies

Time to smile No1. e) I once dated a girl with a twin and people always asked me how i could tell them apart….. It was simple, Alison painted her nails red, and Bob had a beard. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Time to … Continue reading

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