Sunday, 6 December 2015

My thoughts, prayers and sixty quid......

I've always wondered about all the social media addicts who, on hearing of a tragedy, change their facebook pictures or post something supportive.

I mean, what good is that?

The digital aftermath of the Paris mass shooting saw social media users change their profile pictures to the French flag.

Yeah?  And?

The Minimalists brought this to my attention and, frankly confirmed what I was already thinking.

It's no good at all.

It doesn't practically help in any way whatsoever.

So I donated

£10 - The International Red Cross

£10 - The British Red Cross

£10 - Save the Children

£10 - Oxfam

£10 - Cafod

£10 - The Samaritans.

In total, £60.

and that's nothing, really.

It's not even a spit of drizzle in the ocean of need.

And yet, it's more than a lot of the "thoughts and prayers" crowd have done.

Friday, 27 November 2015

*Walks in sheepishly*


Three days after my last post, I was at work on Saturday afternoon when I received a 'phone call from MwK.

Dad had died.  Badly.

If anyone thinks a heart attack is a good death, think again.  It was agonising and, for some reason, bloody.

MwK is still traumatised as he was the first family member on the scene.

It's been a long and sometimes fraught, three and a bit years.

I've visited the blog and tried to keep the links as up to date as I could.

My contract wasn't renewed but I found alternative employment at the same hospital.

The inheritance was eventually paid out, the mortgage is paid and my current job pays all the bills.

I'm lucky in many respects.

I hope to come back soon.

Stay safe.