Good morning everyone
The Hillsborough Inquest jury, has returned the verdict that the 96 fans who died on the 15th April 1989 were unlawfully killed. After 27 years the police, ambulance services, local authorities and others, are criticised for their part in the disaster.
Read more in New Agenda on Sunday or on this Blog.
We have decided to take a few days off and watch the sea go by at Corbiere and a few other spots, in our favourite Channel Island retreat of Jersey. A daily problem associated with this break is deciding on which restaurant to eat at, followed by the even greater problem of what to choose from the very extensive menu’s. It has been known however that we have occasionally failed to make a decision and settled for large cod and chips, (with mushy peas for me) from a local “chippy”.
Notwithstanding what I have said in the past about Condor Ferries and their “white elephant £50 million flagship”, I have booked car and two passengers on the” Liberation”, sailing from Poole. The reasons for this are twofold. Air travel and the associated necessity of getting to and from Exeter International Airport (or any of the other available airports) and then hiring a car in Jersey is inconvenient and prohibitively expensive. Secondly, driving down to Portsmouth for the “Commodore Clipper”, Ro-Ro service would take too much time out of the limited few days we have set aside. As Condor is the only operator providing a UK mainland to Channel Islands service, it has to be “Liberation” for this trip. However, I do not have to like it.
Hi de Hi Campers.
Another celebrity passes away in 2016 and we have only got through the first 4 months!.
Barry Frederick Howard (9 July 1937 – 28 April 2016).
R I P Barry, or Barry Stuart-Hargreaves one half of the Yellow Coat dancing instructors (with Yvonne Stuart-Hargreaves the other half) at Maplin's holiday camp.
I should finally give up on weather forecasting. My trusty old piece of seaweed seems no more accurate that that used by Sky weather, or BBC National or even the local BBC Spotlight. Each seem to give differing forecasts which for some reason are not in concurrence with mine. Ces’t la vie. This week, we have had wind, rain, hail, sunshine and frost, all on the same day and none predicted!.
Have a nice week.