"Push the button" - Sugababes Anna is a bit ill with covid at the moment, she had to be given oxygen last night but is being very well cared for by the good people of the RVI. However, she's not so unwell that she's forgotten you, so has given the blog over to me to… Continue reading 57) Ellie’s letter from America, part three; the final countdown.
"say hello, wave goodbye" Soft Cell Hi there, girls and boys. This may be a long and soppy one. Last Tuesday was my final official day at work. I've not been in since I resigned, and to say I'd deliberately left some items in my locker so that I would have to return would be… Continue reading 56) Goodbye to the pool, and hello to Maria!
"We saw him smoking by the newspaper stand" We Are Detective - Thompson Twins Hi there girls and boys, I hope you're well. Our homeless community, if it can be called that, seems to be on the rise. With no lockdown restrictions here any more, I see more people begging in the street. I've commented… Continue reading 55) Theft, and “papers, please!”
"But I'm trying hard to keep my cool" Find the time - 5 Star Hi there, girls and boys, I hope you're well. Let me tell you a tale. Once upon a time there was a man called Kolee. Kolee was angry at most people, but particularly at the police. Perhaps he was upset that… Continue reading 54) “Frauditors” and more antivaxxers.
Hi there girls and boys. I hope you're well. In my last post I mentioned a meeting that was to take place with the management of the pool. This happened yesterday and the upshot of it was that I resigned. Present were the manager, his wife, and a solicitor, strangely. Fortunately I had taken along… Continue reading 53.5) Why a lifeguard? – Updated.
"Choose your future" Renton, Trainspotting. Hi there, girls and boys, or ladies and gentlemen, if the previous greeting offends your sensibilities. My friends that have asked me this question over and over, to be answered with the same response. "But Anna, why are you wasting your life being a lifeguard?" I love the job. Jobs… Continue reading 53) Why a lifeguard?
Hi there girls ad boys, I hope you're well. For our fourth Q and A, I've collected all of the bad comments and questions that have been directed at me over the past two months or so. For every one of these I have ten nice messages. As ever, I've left the spelling and punctuation… Continue reading 52) Q and A 4, the abuse version.
"It's loud and it's tasteless" Fashion - David Bowie, singer and molester of underaged groupies. Hi there girls and boys, I hope you're well. I own two pairs of cowboy boots. One pair was a gift from Ellie, sent from Texas when she was working there. She saw them and thought of me she says,… Continue reading 51) Fashion, and me on a bike.
Gentlemen, you're going to find very little here to interest you, but you may learn something if you proceed. "Period poverty is the lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints." Firstly the fact that period poverty exists. Some stats..in 2021, the UK was the 5th largest economy in the world. A survey… Continue reading 50) For the girls.
I've run into some .. lets call them characters, in my time here. The tall blonde cheerleader who hobbled into the room wearing her cheerleading gear. She sat on the bed and told me she had gone over on her ankle. Pretty doesn't do her justice. She peeled down her sock to reveal a swastika… Continue reading 49) Ellie’s letter from America, part two