Blogging Off!!!

So ….this seems a fitting place to end ‘Blog On!!!’ …..need to hunker down …focus on looking for another job and spending quality time with the boys when I can….they’re growing up …it’s natural …I struggle with adapting more than they:D:D:D

I’m not really sure what ‘Blog On’ has been about:D:D:D

I thought it was going to be an extension of my personal journal writing really ….just rambling as is ….what’s been a bit shocking tho is that it started answering back:D:D:D     But in a way that’s probably been the best part …so Thankyou to all you folks who have checked in on this, what must look like a rather odd and amateurish site ….a little glimpse into ‘the head of one northern soul’:D:D:D

And I Thankyou for allowing me to dip my toe into the Bloggosphere and sample YOUR thoughts and creativity too ….it really HAS been reassuring ….the blogs I am following ….regardless of where you are in the world …what age,  gender, race, class, ability, religion or none ….apart from the language barrier ( and I’m ashamed to say MOST of you have better English than I) …yep …if you strip away all the barriers we ALL pretty much want AND appreciate the same things in life ….it’s NOT about ‘stuff’ is it? …..get BEYOND the ‘stuff’ …

Maybe blogging IS a modern way of sending a message in a bottle …we certainly live in interesting times ..a time of great change but I STILL feel there are more positives than negatives out there ..there’s ALWAYS turbulence before things settle down

I think when I started ‘Blog On’ I also thought it might be there for posterity for the boys …like Emma and Alice’s letters for me …thought maybe when they are adults and I’m no longer around they might stumble upon it and be able to hear my voice:D:D:D …..Hmmmmm they’re boys tho so maybe not interested ….maybe Lottie then:D:D:D

ANYWAY ….I don’t think that’s likely …Blogs aren’t really like that are they? ….well MINE certainly isn’t …it sticks and blocks and stuff disappears as it is and it’s only been around a year:D:D:D ……I bet it’s a case of if you don’t use your blog for a month or so it just disappears and you get that black and white crowd scene stating ‘This blog no longer exists’ which seems to happen out of the blue from time to time …..hmmmm think I’ll check it once a month or so ….test it like to see if it’s still there ….or maybe not …it’s best not to know ..it’s bad enough when a ‘post’ disappears into the ether ..I’ve got a bit attached to ‘Blog On’ …..and I don’t want anyone nicking the title either …it’s part of my identity now …GOD listen at me:D:D:D:D ….it’s DEFINATELY time to go ….draw the line:D:D:D

What was it Zohra said? ‘This life … endless conversation with yourself …silent in sanity …audible in madness’ Hmmmmmmmm yes ….have spent a bit of time outdoors on the hill this weekend ….recognise the need to have a bit of ‘silence in sanity’ it does you good …that reassuring ‘nothing’ from where …if we’re REALLY lucky …we might be able to ‘listen to what we can’t hear’ for the clutter to quote pooh:D:D:D

Oh …it’ll all turn out in the wash

This is Blog On!!!
Still 1/2 a face…and yes of COURSE it’s the better 1/2:D:D …a year older…a lot wiser…but this time in colour …albeit autumn…ish:D:D:D ….yes ..yes ok had just whipped off the reading glasses ….you can only get by with squinting for so long you know before you have to admit defeat:D:D:D

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Where was I? …
Ah yes …
Blogging Off!!!
It’s been one unexpected learning curve but this is where Blog On ends …best wishes to all ….respect to you AND myself:)

A little about ‘Trust & Respect’ ….

Gone out of the window these days it seems …I wonder why?

Ever wondered as a CEO about those actually producing your product …you know …the guys that actually make it …I guess it’s all about RESPECT!!!

Hmmmmm….respect has to be EARNED right?

Weeeeeeeell ….here’s a suprise for you …IT CUTS BOTH WAYS!!!

21st century business should be about COLLABORATION not top down ….listen to your employees ….treat them well …why should the guy on the shop floor actually making the product be treated with any less respect than those in the bloody boardroom!!!

Ha …yes well …ever the positive …trying to look for solutions ….here is what I suggest …and who the hell am I to say so …but what the hell its my blog I can say what I like and quite frankly right at this moment I don’t give a shit

BUT ….some solutions could be 

BACK TO THE FLOOR FOR CEO’s and others that may have lost perspective on what they are actually manufacturing ….not to ‘spy’ …but honestly say to the employees ‘RIGHT …show me the ropes and I’ll come and work alongside you for a week …be open …’I’ve lost perspective’ feel I need to learn from you what it’s like doing this job and you can tell me about any issues and we could work together on what might help improve it …yep …you need the customers but if you treat the guys on the shop floor like shit you ain’t got a happy company!!!!

Although FORTUNATELY for you many employees stoically go on …minimising any problems due to fear of losing their job ….FOLK HAVE TO EAT AND PUT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD!!!

Hmmmmmm maybe try to live on a shop floor workers salary for a week too!!!!

Hmmmm and in actual fact …what about it working the other way …come and see what it’s like dong my job for a day …if things are GENUINELY going to change in a company …you know …OOooooooh look at this lovely glossy broshure we send out to customers ….hmmmmm but we miss out what it’s like for the folk that MAKE the damn product …..make it a REAL ‘we’re all in it together’ folk need to feel valued and respected and have a better understanding of the whole picture

Unless you’re ACTUALLY ashamed of your product of course

And ….and ….within a company folk have different skills, ability’s and attributes …encourage them …and NO they won’t ALL be able to make it to the boardroom or sales room or whatever ….and what if they are a good employee who is genuinely ill or somthing ..do you take an interest? …do you even care? …Hmmmm ok …maybe don’t even answer that one

One thing I have always found when working in a team …is that ALL are valuable with contributions to make …from the office cleaner to the Consultant ….Hmmmmmmmmmm RESPECT cuts both ways

And ShaTara …no I don’t want a comment am just in a funny mood due to somthing I just read!!!!

G’night

Honesty ….Integrity …..Compassion

You know ….been thinking ….in my youth did quite a bit of ‘travelling’ and feel priveledged for that ….saw some WONDERFUL places …met some lovely people too ….people from all kinds of backgrounds with heart and soul

But you know what?

I always came back ‘home’

Why?

Because in actual fact I love this higgledy piggledy mish mash of little islands

Yep …..you can have beautiful turquoise oceans and white sandy beaches

BUT …I love the sturdy ruggedness of the scenery around here

I love diversity

I love things a bit chipped and knocked and imperfect

It’s quirky

It’s characterful

It’s a bit on its knees right now but it has soul ….

Hmmmmm yes ….I am a trustworthy person and proud of that fact ….I never betray a trust …if folk are ok with me I am ok with them whatever their background ….it’s the way I am …the way I was brought up …and the way I will always be ….never really liked bullies tho

I can see that we/I am in a very difficult position right now

I can see that I am a mere ‘nobody’ ….have nothing much …not much to look at ….knocking on a bit …a little chipped and knocked and imperfect

BUT …whatever tomorrow may bring …I have honesty, integrity and compassion …an open book although I am learning not to be quite so open …but yes …I am actually proud I have those qualities and proud I love my ‘home’….does not stop me having compassion for those elsewhere tho ….it is ONE beautiful planet we live on …nurture and love the little patch of it you find yourself on …or at least cause no unnecessary harm ….maybe folk want the glam, glitz HUZZAH!!! …a kind of ‘escapism’ …looks like they’ve made their choice

I personally find it all a bit sad and hollow ….but you know what? …if you were to compare the 2 I guess I look a bit sad ..but at least I know I’m not hollow and that’s all that matters …to me anyway …yep …I guess I’ve always been a bit of an idiot ….an idiot that feels with the heart …hmmmm in actual fact maybe I do ‘get’ the glam, glitz HUZZAH!!!…some of it ….daft light heartedness to lift the spirits …yep I ‘get’ that part at least …always have been an oddball …but what do you expect ….I’m British …made up of oddballs and of that we should be proud as long as it’s genuine …not willingly deceptive to cause harm ….unity in diversity …a mish mash of higgledy, piggledy slightly eccentric oddballyness …..here’s to that ….HUZZAH!!!:D:D:D

Why have I got a thang for scruffy bearded men in hats these days?:D:D:D:D

This one’s an almost forgotten hero WORTH getting a thang for!!! …….READING!!!!

Why?

Because ALL I am hearing is SHIT!!!! ……….ooooops …apologies to any bearded men in hats no disrespect intended ……..am just in a funny old mood:D:D:D

Anyway the picture below is of a chap called ‘Kier Hardy’ ….read about him if you’re interested …read about him and THEN tell me their aren’t some similarities between the white working class of his days plight and slavery …YES …I’ve just SAID it!!!…the ‘Brexit’/’Trump’ phenomenon ( which I believe are one and the same) is not a white working class v race thing as such …it’s about ‘democracy’…truthful/honest information …and the classic ‘divide and rule’ ….yep …maybe read about him and see what you think

I was forgetting ….

Early on in the life of ‘Blog On!!!’ ……I did a very simple post

‘Why I want a positive future’ …..you know …a safe and joyful world ..a world that is fair and CELEBRATES diversity …different skills and abilities …different gender …sexuality ….age …religion ..even social class …and whether black,white,skybluepink with yellow dots on …I mean ‘race’ …what’s race? …we’re the HUMAN bloody race …just ONE of numerous species on this planet and need to wake up to that fact!!!


I guess I have been inspired tonight by a Blog where the main editor ( a Mother who lost a son) has written an e’book which I just tried to buy on Amazon …..interestingly Amazon directs me to ‘main site for titles available in your country’ and I can’t find it …..WHY???
Hmmmmm …..ANYWAY am still going to follow the site there …it looks to have a FABULOUS ethos with some interesting  and positive stuff going on ……it’s called ‘The Millionaires Digest’ …which I can’t decide whether is tongue in cheek or genuine advice re how to make money from blogging with a concience ….a move to a 21st century kind ot ethos maybe?

Oh ….and I forgot to foreward the links to the other songs …maybe they weren’t speaking to my mood earlier
Anyway …perhaps I should never give up of my childhood ambition to be Peter Pan:D:D ….OK maybe Tink …oh ok then it’s about time I grew up….. ALWAYS keep a little spirit of 3 tho ….but you have to be savvy in Neverland ….we don’t want any more ‘lost boys’ do we?  ANYWHERE in the world ….lost girls either for that matter

And as for Captain bloody Hook!!!?? …he ALWAYS made me shiver:D:D:D

Anyway ….Thankyou ‘Millionaires Digest’…just knowing you’re out there has lifted my spirits at least

https://youtu.be/1iQl46-zIcM ( Soul II Soul …Keep on Movin)
https://youtu.be/SybgWaQy7_c ( Fleetwood Mac ..Don’t Stop)