Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lawn Mowers? Now we have to leave the EU…

So in the Times this morning, the story that should send us all over the (h)edge, the EU has decided that our lawn mowers need insurance like we have for our cars…



Are you kidding me? We need to get all the lawn mowers together, maybe a hundred thousand, and invade Brussels and go and mow down a few bureaucrats.  Here’s the link:  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/share/uuid/16329408-bc50-11e4-bece-37cb40b96bfd

Camberley Alzheimer Cafe

Camberley Alzheimer Cafe – Understanding fear and emotion 16th February 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm all welcomed; parking and refreshments are free. Come and meet others in the same boat. St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Park Rd. Camberley.

Time to set all politics aside… These guys do this once a month, and there are people from all the different parties in the process. This is important work, it needs all of our help and commitment, regardless of party affiliation.

We had a fantastic presentation on this at Mass tonight at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, awesome work these guys are doing…

81 Sunrises…

So, as at this morning, there will be 81 more sunrises until our UK election… This election is for both national and local offices.

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It is our first election in the UK with the backdrop of social media as one of the primary forms of communication with our voters. For those of us who do this all the time, we couldn’t be happier, however, a few things do stand out:
1-in future, no election will not feature social media, it’s here to stay and will only grow in influence with our voters…
2-social media allows you to learn a lot about the people who are both standing for office, and those commenting in the process.
3-I think that because of the highly volatile nature of politics across the pond, some seem to have embraced that slag-off mentality. But those people will fade away relatively quickly, because that doesn’t work here and never will…
4-we embrace what I call “sunrise politics”, that is, with the sun rising each day we have new hope that we can make our world work better…

We are quite fortunate living in a society here in the UK that works a lot better than it did five years ago. When we win, and I believe we will, it will be because we have neighbourhoods and villages and towns and counties who know deep down that the “sun’ll come up tomorrow”, and it will be a brighter day when we win…

One of the best bits of customer service ever!!!

Last week I had one of the best customer service experiences ever! I have a Polar heart monitor that I use when I am running and walking the dogs:

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I had been having no end of difficulty getting a replacement battery to work after about a year of use. Finally, I found a customer service address in Warwick. I sent it to them and asked if they could fix it, even though it was out of warranty, I told them I was happy to pay for this. amazingly, I received it back in one day, fully working, and with no charge.

These guys are displaying an awesome level of customer service. If you are an old fart like me and want to keep an eye on exactly what your heart is actually doing, I cannot recommend Polar enough…