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At least Guy Fawkes had a go


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Guy Fawkes was one of the conspirators that tried to blow up the House of Lords and King James the 1st on November the 5th, 1605. The House of Lords is still there 400 years later. At least they tried. This week a house was up for sale in London for £100 millions. That’s more than last night’s Euromillions jackpot. It was a very large terraced house, leasehold of course. The land wouldn’t be sold, that is traditionally how the rich stay rich and bleed the poor dry. The Duke of Westminster must own a fair bit of land in London.

Surviving the recession on benefits was my blog yesterday. While the rich collect rents on their land, swill champagne and scoff strawberries; some of us are struggling a bit.  You make you money go further by shopping around and putting less into the hands of the fabulously wealthy.

Thrifty Autumnal shopping on a budget was my usual Thrifty Thursday blog. I never did get to Matalan to buy new gloves. Maybe tomorrow….

How to write a novel | grammatical tense was Wednesday’s post about writing a novel. Those posts are very popular, but then a know a lot of writers. Most people reading this have computers and so can have a go at writing fiction. It doesn’t have to be a novel, you can start off with a short story.

Neodigital Art | Editing to create art was my usual Tuesday blog about art and photography.  If writing isn’t up your street, maybe you would like to join an art movement? You can join this one, all you need is a camera. If your phone has a camera, that one will do!

How primitive are you? was Monday’s psychology blog. I think you can apply a little psychology to everything that you do. It can help you in business, help you learn, even help you get a better job.

I didn’t write a  blog on Sunday. I did write one, but forgot to click the publish button! We all have our off days. I had some distractions I think. Hopefully, I’ll be back to normal tomorrow and write my usual Sunday ramble.

If you’re on Jobseeker’s allowance, you will be pleased to know there will be people paying £8 to go to an organised bonfire tonight and another £3 to park their car. When all these events for the rich and privileged stop for a while, then we will know the country is in trouble and we need a government austerity programme. I saw a guy in Greece on TV the other night who couldn’t afford to fill up his luxury Yacht with diesel. The poor guy will have to cruise the local islands, sit in the sun, bored stupid, with nothing to do but sip champagne. Guy Fawkes would have known how to make life more exciting for him.

There are more amazing blog this week on a zillion ideas. Why not pop over there and check them out? Are you going to a bonfire? Please comment and tell us how much they are charging you!

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4 responses

  1. Two of our local firework displays have been cancelled for the second year running, not suprisingly these were council run and free, cuts are to blame naturally, we are now weighing up the pros and cons of travelling a little further on Sunday night to pay £2 per adult and £1 per child and spend hours finding a parking spot.
    I have noticed that since the local ones have stopped running a lot of people are buying their own and setting them off at all hours and all dates, which cant be safe.

    3, November 2012 at 11:13 am

    • Hi,

      It’s crazy, I have seen more fireworks in gardens. The prices here range from £3 to £8. I think the fire service used to do them free. That is better than attending the usual fires and accidents. They are cutting the wrong things as usual.

      3, November 2012 at 11:16 pm

      • They are driving me crazy now as people are still setting them off at 11.30pm I know its a Saturday but I like some sleep.

        3, November 2012 at 11:24 pm

  2. I hope you got some sleep. I didn’t sleep at all well. When I did sleep I had weird dreams. Maybe, it was eating late. I was warm and comfortable and asleep when the alarm went off!

    We have horrible weather here today, dark, cloudy and cold. I’m starting to wonder why I got out of bed!

    4, November 2012 at 8:37 am

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