'I’m comin' home, I've done my time
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free
Then you'll know just what to do If you still want me, if you still want me
Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole gum tree It's been seven long days, do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon round the ole gum tree I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me;
If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole gum tree, etc etc! DAWN /Ray Conniff
Good Evening Thursday;
Free once again! Apologies for a long delay! Thank you for your messages of concern and it’s nice to know nobody jumped automatically to the conclusion I was doing time!
Quite frankly, I was amused that some women are so proud as to feel demeaned by a 93 years young OAP. Where have they been?
Later on in my cell, it all seemed so sad and pathetic and I emailed GNHQ expressing my opinion, also pointing out that my Aussie Newsletter, no demeaning goes on there, was also being shut down, but to no avail.
However, the real news has been the Super-Soccer League matter!
This carried shades of Packer when he shook up the cricket world to its advantage with innovative with faster one-day games, night cricket, innovative camera work, success with the Indian Premier League etc. etc.
The Super Soccer idea now seems dead in the water, but it prompted me into a bit of research into my favourite my Club, Man City. Did you know it owns nine Man City clubs world-wide?
It’s come quite a long way from when I was a youth when its base was Maine Road and its spectator support centred there. Fast forward to now; from always being the poor relation to Man U. always in the doldrums, all due to money
The EPL has been a revelation of course in terms of skill and excitement and I’m all for that compared to the good old kick- and- rush brand
City won yet again, but we don't talk about Chelsea!.
Perhaps there’s more to come!
Our mass vaccination programmes are still stuttering along! Several mass clinics were opened today to speed the take-up by more elderly groups, but they were underwhelmed by the low numbers.
Believe it or not, the nervous amongst us have been made even more so by the blood-clot news
Being a nation of inveterate gamblers and knowing that the odds against winning $1mill+. jackpots are millions to one they are happy to pour money on the chance they will eventually crack it!
Conversely, when experts say that the chances of copping blood clots are a million to one against, that’s one game they seem reluctant to play!
On a happier note! I hopped in first to explain my recent problem with my external hot-water storage heater bursting and letting water run straight from the mains onto the garden. A nice lass in the Water Board’s trouble shooting dept. said “Oh dear! Hang on a minute, compared the meter reading after the event with past useage and said your next bill, in July, will obviously be much higher, but will show a $100 discount for water not “used”
Thought it best to get in first now rather than wait till the next bill arrives in July.
Hope normal service can be renewed and you can tell me of all the exciting things you are now allowed to get up to particularly during my incarceration!
Winter has returned! temps are 8C below average “for this time of year!” .
OZ/NZ travel bubble open, but had one +ve in NZ and everyone panicked!
Who’d want to be stuck in NZ if they suddenly closed the borders again?
Think I’ll sgn off for now and check whether full posting ability has been restored!
Lots of stuff in my out file for later, even a couple of “non-demeaning” jokes.
Good Health They don’t serve wine “inside”!
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