Life is full of inconsistencies; the French blockade of Calais proves this better than anything I can think of at the time.
They are blockading the port because of Brexit, having traveled across the EU I can tell you that the blockade is as useless as trying to drain a bathtub using a syringe.
This action shows both the arrogance and the stupidity of the French; while it is it true that the Dover to Calais route is the quickest route into the EU, it is by no means the only route.
For a few miles more on the journey, you can go from Harwich to the Hook of Holland at Rotterdam, and I am sure the only country in the EU I would call an ally for the UK would enjoy the extra income.
My first impression of the Hook of Holland is that it is a thriving port, my first impression of Calais is my Lord, did the war end last week!
Holland is the best country to enter if you wish to go to Germany and the industrial Northern European countries.
Blockading Calais will only harm the French economy, another bonus for the UK is that while they are stopping us getting in, they are also making harder for illegals to come over here; win-win for the UK..
I have no idea.
I have tried to find a time when I started to believe in spirituality, but I failed. I think it began in my early years as I was born near the sea, and have always had an affinity with the seas.
I had a resurgence in the late 1970's when I saw Billy Graham preach in Bristol. I later joined the Royal Air Force and became almost a counselor for my friends. This lead my Padre and my section Sergeant sent me on a course, at the time I thought it was because I was going through a deep personal crisis, over time I came to consider they could have seen something in me that I failed to see in my despair.
On leaving the RAF, I returned to my parent's house in Clevedon, North Somerset and started to go church again. I got on well with the local vicar and his family, though I liked his daughters I never considered asking them out, I knew they were out of my league.
It was during this time I came across the writings of a Dutch Jewish lady called Corrie ten Boom. Like Anne Frank she was forced to hide in a loft, only to be turned in a loft, only to be betrayed and captured.
It really isn't worth going on
I tried my best, but with so many people blogging these days it is a thankless and worthless task. On a good day the blog gets 50 readers.
With that little interest, you can understand the trouble I have in trying to entertain you.
If nobody is reading what I am writing, why should I write the stories?
Writing for TV.
People often complain about the standard of writing for TV shows, but how many of you have tried writing a series?
I have one series disqus.com/home/channel/indieworld/topics/the-word/ of many on my site ongoing, and I can tell you it's hard going to keep the flow.
Of course, they have advantages over me - they have a team of writers who get paid to write, but it makes no difference as a writer because you need to come up with an entertaining story.
Two months later.
It is almost two months since my accident, and there is no sign my left knee is getting better; if anything, as the days, pass my knee feels worse.
At the moment, I can stand for about 30 mins before I need to sit down for over an hour.
I don't like to live off people's charity, we had a Christmas like that several years ago, but with the recent income cut I had, there is little option left for me.
I'm wondering how long before I will NEED the wheelchair?
The physio and the exercises is doing some good, but my legs are getting weaker faster than the exercises are keeping me walking.
Over the years I wondered if I got sent on a course because my Sargent, and the station Chaplain could see something in me that I missed. I've always been a good listener and I can empathize well with people in distress.
Since 2006, the UK/USA outlook is being a non-combat role, the Chaplain should remain unarmed even in a combat zone; the other NATO countries leave it a personal choice.
If I was a Chaplain in a combat zone I'd make certain I had a gun to defend myself.
The irony is they are not barred from gaining marksmanship badges in firearms.
Read the story of one man who changed from a life of war to being a man of God (Why me, Lord?), and another man found the Lord at a time of personal confusion (God Walks these dark hills) - www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/what-is-my-motivation
What a way to start the day!
It is lovely to hear these ladies sing, it gives me some hope that things could change as you hear their stories and belief in Christian life.
The sad thing is since these were made (2013), tow of the ladies have died, and another had a second bout of cancer that she beat.
The amazing thing is some of the younger generation (younger?) have themselves been singing for over a decade.
Several months ago, I had a windfall; with the extra cash at hand I bought some X-box 360 games.
I decided it was time to venture away from PES 2017, as there are many games I need to enjoy as time is on my side now I write so infrequently.
I got Rogue Trooper because I enjoyed the stories of the GI's (Genetic Infantry) in the 2000 AD magazines.