- 24/4/2005 <--Prev : Next-->
(Good reasons for Staying Put in Zimbabwe !)
From an ex Zimbabwean living in London.
Freebies:- The daily London Metro newspaper is free - the adverts pay
for the newspaper.
BUT... in London, there's always a catch:- you have to go down to any
Underground train ticket-hall to pickup a free newspaper, and it STINKS
Stinks - of hot, fowl, sweaty air, breathed out by 7 million commuters
coming into London through the stuffy tunnels every morning.
So, standing on the street, you have to take in a deep breath, then run
as fast as your little legs will carry you, down the escalators to the
ticket hall, grab a FREE newspaper, and pushing, shoving, through the
crowds, dash back up the broken escalators and outside into the fresh
air - contaminated only with thick black diesel fumes from taxi's and
Oh! My kingdom for some fresh Bulawayo air!
Politics:- The rigged British Elections will be on 5/5/5. At a
By-election last year, they tried an experiment of "postal voting" for
the masses.... However, a dozen of President-Blairs Labour Party thugs
followed the postmen round & stole each ballot paper out of each
persons post-box !
They ticked the "Labour" Box on the ballot paper and posted them off.
Labour had a landslide victory, declared their postal voting experiment
a success & have rolled it out nation wide for these elections!?! All
the Provinces - Scotland, Wales, Cornwall etc. want total independence
from England... but with President-Blair probably writing out his
winning acceptance speech - they've got two chances!!
Today:- Is St George's day - England's National (independence) day -
but do you think its a National Holiday? No Ways!!! Its a case of "Work
harder you lazy sods!" There are so few Public Holidays in England -
unlike Byo where I seem to remember getting at least one a month !!
Weather:- If you breath out smoke - its generally below 6'C.
On the way home last night I was breathing out smoke - it was FREEZING
cold!!! And Central London is usually 3 or 4 degrees C warmer than
Spring is over, summer is on its way, the cherry trees are out in pink
blossom... HOWEVER the warmest place at home is still inside my fridge
BRRrrrr... I've forgotten what its like to be warm again. Enjoy the
heat in Bulawayo.
Moan, grumble, moan...