Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Amazon Bargains

Big savings on books this week from Amazon, click on the links if interested:

1. The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
2. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest - Stieg Larsson
3. The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
4. Jamie's America - Jamie Oliver
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
6. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
7. The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
8. Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
9. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
10. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer

or have a look at these new releases.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Is it Autumn already

Like the newsletter editor I've just returned from sunnier climes and the weather in this country seems so dismal by comparison.  I and Charmain spent a fortnight at her son's villa in Zylofagou, Cyprus.  It is a wonderful country if you like hot weather and it was every day.  The temperature never dropped below 94 degrees during the day and 80 at night, I had to sit in the pool most days with my can's of beer to keep reasonably cool, which in turn made it difficult to swim with one hand holding onto the tinny.

Another good reason for holidaying in Cyprus is the excellent service in the restaurants.  The way they treated customers reminded me of the level of service we once enjoyed in this country 20 years ago, which is sadly lacking today.  Also being a cigarette addict it was nice to have this facility before and after a meal.

I'd like to thank Stephen's neighbours there, for their friendship, hospitality and kindly assistance.  So thank you again Julie, Neil and son Scott also to Dave and especially Karen who supplied a birthday cake at short notice and not forgetting Bernie the pool man.  Charmain and I look forward to meeting you another year.

If this appeals to you have a look here for last minute bargains.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Anonymous Comments 2

What a lovely can of worms that anonymous comment has started. I must, though, disagree with Charmain on her comments.
The whole idea of the Chatter blog is that you can be anonymous if you so wish. I do agree you should stand up and be counted for your opinions, but the chatter blog gives you the opportunity to have your say without telling people who you are.
We live in a democracy and have the privilege of free speech, but sometimes you might want to have your say without revealing your identity. Like when you vote in elections.
Just a thought. Now you've opened this particular can of worms I hope other people will want to have their say, anonymous or not...

Anonymous Comments

I was undecided about responding to the anonymous message left on the Chatter page recently but on reflection, I feel I must.   Unless there are serious concerns about personal safety such as giving evidence in a major criminal court case, I really dislike anonymous messages, be they written or by telephone.   If you have a strong view then you ought to be free to express it but, please, have the courage of your convictions and the integrity to own up to it, even if that opinion is contrary to the majority.   Even if I disagree, I can respect the right to voice an opinion and open a debate.   Everyone is entitled to an opinion, in fact villagers have been encouraged to voice their comments on this page, but please have the decency to be open about it, otherwise we are left with no alternative than to conclude you are in some way embarrassed or even ashamed of your comments!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Humberside Police

When I came back from my holiday I read through the new posts on Skeffling Chatter and was very intrigued by the Comment from Anonymous on his/her views about Humberside Police.

Now, personally, I think they're doing a good job for us. They're friendly, helpful, and very ready with advice on any problem large or small. They have also responded readily to our pleas for something to be done about speeding through the village.

The Parish Council have been begging all the authorities, including the Police, to do something about it since 2002!

So reading Anonymous' comments was really intriguing.

If Anonymous has so many grievances about the Police why on earth weren't they at the Village Hall this afternoon between 3 and 4pm to tell Humberside Police just what they thought of them!

PCSO Amy Long was there to discuss their problems and help them in any way she could.

What more can they do?

If you have a grievance please, please, go along to the Police Surgery and discuss your problems with Humberside Police. THEY WANT YOU TO!

The next Police Surgery at Skeffling Village Hall is on Wednesday, 21st October between 7 - 8pm.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Well done Humberside Police

I was just reading the Council News report in the August edition of the Skeff News about how the PCSO's would continue to monitor speeding traffic.   And lo' behold there they were this morning at 06:30a.m. at Skeffling crossroads checking whether the traffic were speeding.

It's nice to know that Humberside Police are keeping to their promises and trying to keep our community safe from reckless drivers.

This maybe my last post for a while, as I'm following the Newsletter editor's example and jetting off to sunny climes.   I'll be thinking about you'all while I'm sat next to the pool with an ice cold beer in hand, promise.

For those that would like to follow my example have a look at this website. See you all in three weeks.
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