Saturday, 6 June 2009

Bad Day At The Office

Below is the inside of the Google head office, wonderful isn't it.
They get to go to work in the most relaxed place on the planet, which is one of the reasons Google has been the amazing success it is today.

Relaxed work space=happy relaxed productive workers

I have loved and supported Google from the off and I will continue to do so, however, my love from them is now tainted.

Today, is in my opinion an almost sacred day JUNE 6th

In case it means nothing to you, today is the day of The D-Day Landings, the greatest invasion ever to be attempted, over 5 thousand ships loaded with men, machine and weapons crossed the English Chanel for the Liberation of Europe.

This is an important day in the life of my family, it meant freedom for us, but at the price of sacrifice for other families.

My family came from Poland and Checzsolvakia and walked out of their countries to make it here to the UK, where they were treated warmly,welcomed, given sanctuary, hope and a future.

There have been a fair few members of this family who have served in the Armed Forces.
We do collectively feel a debt of gratitude for a country that took us in and protected us.

For this reason and this reason alone we have always supported our troops past and present.

Today, I got up and after a few jobs about the home, logged on to my computer, as I knew what today was, I expected to see a google banner that commemorated this momentous day in history.

What I found was a banner celebrating 25yrs of "Tetris", yep, like that's done so much for the free world, a stupid computer game, I'd swear but, I just remembered that I am a lady.

Thousands and thousands of men went running up those beaches, into what must have looked like the gates of hell and the best google can do is celebrate a pathetic computer game.

Least google forget:-

Total allied casualties (killed, wounded, missing, or captured) are estimated at approximately 10,000.
These comprised:
United States–6,603, of which 1,465 fatal.
United Kingdom–2,700.
Canada–1,074, of which 359 fatal.

That was just in one day, JUNE 6TH 1944......not such a great day at the office.

To all the WWII veterans:-

Thank you, for giving me my life, my country, my home, my children, my freedom.

I and my family can never thank you or begin to repay you.


We will never forget you.

To google....shame on you, that you forgot, overlooked or plain didn't care, that the reason you have the relaxed and comfy office is because thousands of men had a bad day at their office.

In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.

    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders Fields.

    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

John McCrae

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Need To Restain Myself

Well it's that time of year again, time to break out the popcorn, sit back and watch people make complete and utter prats of themselves.

I love it. yay!!!!

I have always liked BB, I am an avid people watcher and watching BB is like going to the zoo for me. All those caged up people to stare at. It's a feast for my eyes and I devour it all.

I think in some ways it brings out the worst in me at times, but I can not seem to help myself and every year I say that I will not watch it and yet here I am again guiltily looking forward to it.

One of the things I like the most is watching them form their allegiance, while mostly stabbing their new found comrade's in the back.

Gossiping about each other and jumping to the wrong conclusions.

Don't expect me to make any sense (not that I usually do anyway) over the next few weeks.

Normal service will be resumed, once they have all disappear into obscurity again.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Bunny Buddies

As i feel so unwell,I really can't be bothered to blog, but this made me smile so I thought I'd share it with you all.

Ucky, Ucky, Uck, Uck.

While the weather has been so totally glorious in the UK, for almost a week now, ha, ha, ha, ha,
someone not so far away from here has had the flu and oh boy do I feel ill.

My temperature has soared to 102.3f, this is not the best time to get flu.
Not for me the chills of a November day, with a cold northerly wind, rain coming down at a 45degree angle, the light barely acknowledging the day, a duvet pulled up tightly over me.

Oh no Miss Lia here has to do it when the temperature is at it's highest, it has made having flu the single worst thing that has happened to me this year, but it can only get better.

So while everyone else in the UK has been to the beach, walking, sunbathing, eating ice cream, bar-be-queing, sitting in the park, paddling in pools and ponds and generally having a wonderful time of it.

I have been coping with flu, I have made it out of bed today, but in all honesty, I can see me heading back there any minute.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as my temperture falls below the furnaces of hell or it rains, depends which comes first.

I am not one to normally moan about being ill or the wonderful sunshine, but please God, don't put the two together again.

Bring on a cold front and I do mean rain.

UPDATE:- I didn't have anything nearly as bad as swine flu, but I did think the picture funny, which is why I used it, don't want people thinking I have had anything more that ordinary bog stantard flu.

Sunday, 31 May 2009

For Contravery's Sake

I adore Madonna, always have, but these shoes have to be the single most disgusting thing, I have ever seen the woman do.

What really gets me more than the shoes is the fact that they are design by The House Of Chanel.

They are on sell for about £2,200.

You would have thought that Chanel would have been more responsible, if not Madonna, who loves controversy for controversy's sake.

But even for her this is low.
It sends out the message that guns are fun and fashionable, especially if Chanel are designing them and one of the most iconic women of our time is wearing them.

Do all these people live in a bubble?

Hats off to you.

I found this today, some silly random photo, I had once saved from the inter net.

I thought it was rather sweet and funny. I believe it was taken in Thailand

Plus I am laid up in bed on the hottest weekend of the year here in the UK, instead of being out and about enjoying myself. I am stuck in bed with the flu, so I think I am the hottest thing in the UK at the moment. Ha ha.
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