Life with Arfur

An irreverent look at living with arthritis

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We arrived home from Majorca yesterday afternoon, after a week-long holiday with its share of ups and downs (literally, in this case, since the hotel stood at the top of the steep hill).

There’s plenty of humour to come from the week, but because we don’t follow the news while we’re away, we knew nothing of the atrocity in Central Manchester on Monday evening.

Like most people I’m very angry at this brutal act. But I don’t do serious, and I certainly don’t do politics, religion, or any kind of philosophical debate online. I’m a big believer in live and let live. People like this murderer (there’s no other word to describe him) obviously don’t feel the same, but they lack the simple courage to face the consequences of their savagery, preferring instead to go to glory, lauded by a tiny minority of similarly disposed barbarians.

That’s all I have to say on the matter, other than to express my sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives.

Feelings are obviously still raw, and I don’t think the country or even the world is ready for my inane, self-deprecating humour.  I have a couple of videos to process, exaggerating the more comical aspects of our holiday, but in respect of events in Manchester, I’ll leave it until the weekend before putting them online.

 

6 Comments

  1. Look forward to the video. I’m dropping the puns for a couple of days (or should that be daze) too. Horrible events and being reported 24 – 7 which I don’t think helps with the murderers publicity. Glad you’re back safe and hope you had a good holiday.

  2. Cheers, Gordon. I was a nice enough break. Weather was belting, but there were those moments which I’m exaggerating on two videos. They’ll be up and running by the weekend.

  3. Looking forward to it. Love hearing about your holidays and the things you get up to when you are away.

  4. Thanks, Gill. As always, it wasn’t as bad as I make out, but we were a bit miffed at the queues for passport control at Ringway yesterday afternoon. Then we learned of the atrocity at MEN Arena and we understood.

  5. Look forward to your videos, David.
    Agree with your sentiments re the Manchester atrocity – onward we must go, and upward we will go, despite the misguided, cruel people who share our world. xxx

  6. As you know, Christine, I don’t normally get that serious, but these things do get me down. Both videos are now up on Facebook.

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