I think I must learn to take people less seriously.
Lots of people seem to be on holiday this week. Or at least too busy to answer emails.
Eh ahm carrently employing members ohf the labouring classes.
Having new windows put in. Slightly sad to get rid of the sash windows, but they would have cost a fortune to put right and aren’t really practical in this day and age.
Now waiting for them to turn up.
Had an interesting comment through genes reunited. Usually they’re about someone called Edward Jones and it’s impossible to tell if its the same one. I mean there’s 3 of them in my family tree alone.
This time it was an enquiry about my Great Grandmother on my Paternal grandfather’s side. It appears it’s from my second cousin once removed. So I’ve been on to the GRO and ordered her marriage certificate, so when that arrives I may have a few more boxes to add to my family tree.
Genes reunited seems to be a useful site, like friends reunited they charge you for a level of membership where you can send messages to people, but as a tool for storing your family history research it’s free.
Last night I caught snatches of two TV programmes. I Love Being… Mad on BBC3, and Help me to Talk on Channel 4.
Both were quite difficult programmes for me to watch, and I’ll admit I didn’t stick with either. And although both dealt with different issues, there was a common theme, how people can be prejudiced against people who don’t behave in a “normal” way.
The most upsetting line for me was on the stuttering programme. A mother of a severe stutterer discussed her son’s desire to do performing arts at college. He’d been advised that it was a bad idea, which made him all the more determined. His mother, and this is the bit that made me switch off, said she had told him he would make a good labourer. The very idea that someone who doesn’t quite communicate like others do being bared from any profession that involved any degree of thought was outrageous to me.
Thankfully the fears of the people in the BBC Programme are unfounded as the government’s draconian mental health bill appears to have died a death. However it does seem that the bill simply pandered to popular prejudice against those who don’t interact quite as expected, and even with the failure of the bill, the prejudice is still there.
I missed this, as there’s always been chatter about changing the clocks. But this time it appears a Peer has actually tabled a bill. It appears to have support from everyone except the cabinet, and some farmers, too.
For me it makes sense for us to be more in line with the rest of Europe, but that is just one thing that makes the bill unpopular to raving right wingers.
With 24 hour supermarkets, I do however wonder why if we need to be getting to and leaving work earlier for the sake of safty that we don’t just do it, clocks or no clocks. Currently with the flexibility allowed in my working day I appear stuck on GMT. Which will be quite unpopular this time next week.