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Tuesday, 14th April 2015

It's been such a lovely sunny day. i spent several hours sorting some pictures on my computer, bad girl left it so long, i had lots to sort. i made an icon of the picture of Baby Groot, so sweet and makes me smile every time i look at it!
i've given away doing the 8 days of Happy, 'cos i never remember to do it!  But lots to be happy about, which is nice.  My DLA came in today, so i stuck it all on my credit card to make sure i have lots of room for the Miracle Day Con on the 8th May.  Election Day just before i go... i SO want Cameron to be booted off, i can't tell you.  i'm so sick of the bloody Conservatives!
Lots of birds coming to the bird feeder, including the sodding pidgeons, but today i spotted a little squirrel coming to pick up some of the seeds that i sprinkle under the window feeder [to stop the doves from trying to use it; they're mostly too big]. Warmth of the sun departing, as i have the high fence to the right of my door; yes, the broken one.  Still nothing been done but the Black Forest Elf has said he'll have the tree pruned.  Didn't say which year, of course...
Some pictures and then i must have dinner.. The cats & goldfish is a Matisse.  Enjoy the sun!

and my favourite Easter cartoon this year


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Apr. 14th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
LOL! I like the cat cartoon as well.

I must say I'm enjoying these sunny days.
Apr. 15th, 2015 10:38 am (UTC)
It is glorious to see and feel the sun again, isn't it? :D
Apr. 15th, 2015 09:53 am (UTC)
An actual LOL at the red sea cat. :D

We've had Miss Red Riding Hood before, I was thinking at first glance that I'd read this post.

If I could own just one item in these pics, I'd have the sheep. It is a sheep isn't it?

Everybody I have anything to do with wants the Tories OUT!
Apr. 15th, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)
i thought i'd posted the other Red Riding Hood, not this one, no matter. i rather think they are antelopes but i guess they could be several animals; goats maybe? Clever though.
i got so sick of Cameron promising £60million to aid the fight against female mutilation, for one, while expecting us to find more millions in cuts to OUR social services! Not that i don't feel the most sympathy in fighting this barbaric practice. i'm simply not sure that throwing money at the problem will help, as the countries who do this really don't care and actually support it. *steps off soapbox*
Apr. 16th, 2015 01:25 pm (UTC)
I agree. I sometimes think other crountries have to go through the learning process like this country did. You can't keep mollycoddling. They all need to RISE UP and fight! None of us hardly give to charity now either, it's horrible but even my Mum mentions the Live Aid wanting to know what happened to that money. I think of Bob Geldof on that programme really angry because 'they' spent money on trucks that could not be used in that particular area...there just seems to be no point, it all feels hopeless. Charity begins at home. I'm going to Hell in a handbasket no doubt.
Apr. 16th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
i remember the first time i was aware of donating money to a cause when the Agadea [sp?] earthquake happened in West Africa way back when. It actually caused items to rattle on the chest of drawers, way across the continent in Aden! My parents were moved to send off a cheque to the earthquake fund, it was so bad. Since then it has slowly become big business and now we've been so saturated with charities forever holding out their hands, almost to the point of saying 'enough, no more'. How many years have we had pictures of starving/dying children paraded on our TV screens [usually at peak times]? It never seems to get any better.
It used to be 'send what you can', now they tell how much they want, which i really don't like as the inference is you aren't giving enough. They are always trying to 'guilt' people into giving more. Which i REALLY don't like. Even when you do give a donation, they want more. i know if i give money, they will always come back at some later date and try touching you for more; badgering the previously generous. At present, i give money monthly online to two water aid charities, but that doesn't stop them from sending me paper begging letters. Every online donation i have made comes back to haunt me, without exception.
And while i'm on my soapbox again, has anyone even tried to figure out just how many Billions have been given to Cancer Research for umpteen years? Some progress has been made with medical treatment/drugs but in proportion, damn little has reached the public. There is too much money to be made, i don't think complete cancer treatment will ever happen, certainly not in my lifetime or the next generation for that matter. If that sounds super cynical, that's because i am. Sad, isn't it?
Apr. 17th, 2015 10:22 pm (UTC)
It really is. :( I've started binning Mum's begging letters because it upsets her if she doesn't send to each and all. She's swamped with letters daily because she gave so much in the past but now doesn't have the money to keep it up. My latest beef is the charity shops as they've started having their own carrier bags. What the heck's that all about? With their names on! The big supermarkets are telling us to buy a bag for life and yet this happens. I used to take in carrier bags for them to use and recycle but now they don't want to know.

Somebody I know who is very cynical says there won't ever be 'cures' for cancer and stuff because the drug companies make so much money. :(
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