Thursday, 24 July 2014

More funnies ...

Hi There,

This wee video is hilarious - ENJOY !

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and another video for all 'divine older ladies' out there ...  one little warning though, you'll be humming this tune all day!

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A woman talking sense and a ludicrous situation .

Hi There,

This is a woman who knows what she's talking about and so talks a lot of sense.

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How about this 'stooshie' which was printed in one of today's papers.  

BBC Scotland staff in Glasgow in a row over window blinds ?

THE BBC has been condemned as “ludicrous” after it emerged that staff in Scotland have to call an office in England - for permission to open the blinds.  The corporation has outsourced facilities management to a West Midlands-based firm which has to approve the movement of blinds 307 miles away at BBC Scotland’s HQ in Glasgow.

An exasperated insider said the “centralised help desk” in Redditch, Worcestershire, calls back and allocates the job to a Scottish member of staff.  The BBC - which takes £3.7bn a year from licence fee payers - has been under heavy fire in recent years for its treatment of Scottish news and other programming. But staff at BBC Scotland’s imposing glass headquarters next to the Clyde are frustrated that basic decisions about building control are being taken in England.

The building has electronically-controlled blinds to manage the amount of sunlight getting in. An insider said: “There is a number you have to phone to open or shut the blinds.“You have to phone this number in England.“If you want to take a partition away in a green room - you have to phone the number in England “They then phone staff in Scotland who actually carry out the action. “It’s a total bureaucracy - it’s ridiculous.”Professor John Robertson, who specializes in Media Politics at the University of the West of Scotland, slammed the system. “It must be pretty frustrating for people who work there. It just seems ludicrous.“This means that the management of the building is being run from outside the country - and that strikes me as strange. “BBC Scotland as a whole is far less autonomous than it needs to be to do its job properly.

“It’s all part of the bigger problem within the BBC - it’s symptomatic of a wider issue.“The people who run BBC Scotland identify the BBC as a British institution - there is a deeply ingrained unionism.”“This is part of the wider process of the centralization of resources and capital in England.” An SNP spokesman said they would create a new public service broadcaster, “initially based on the staff and assets of BBC Scotland”, in the event of a Yes vote on independence. “Crucially the Scottish Broadcasting Service would develop services to reflect the broad interests, values and outlook of the people of Scotland,” said the spokesman.

Critics argue Scotland needs its own Six O’Clock News to adequately cover national issues post devolution.In May staff at the corporation submitted more than 130 anonymous reviews to the Glassdoor website criticising the BBC as “bureaucratic” and “Orwellian”. And last year Scottish comedy legend Greg Hemphill slammed the organisation for its decision to drop his new sitcom Blue Haven after the pilot was made.The star wrote: “BBC gives Scotland enough money to make one sitcom annually. “They’d give us more, but they have to pay Danny Dyer to be in Eastenders.”

The row was the latest in a series of clashes between Hemphill and the BBC.  In 2011 he called BBC television chiefs “a*******s” after they refused to show his comedy sketch show Burnistoun south of the border. Celebrated Scots writer and creator of Rab C. Nesbitt, Ian Pattison, also condemned the decision making process of BBC Scotland as “labyrinthine”. A BBC spokesman said they outsource facilities management “to one provider for the whole of the UK as part of its strategy of getting best value for licence fee payers and investing as much as possible into programme making”.He added: “Under this system, staff can call one centralised service centre, which is available 24 hours a day. Any works are then allocated to local teams.”

My own little rant herewith !

Yes OK it does seem a bit daft  but HELLS BELLS surely some sense could be utilised and someone in authority could be found at the BBC Scotland here in Glasgow (and presumably in the other sections of the BBC) who had the right to actually say YES the blinds can  be opened (and even closed if needs be).

For Heaven's sake people get a ruddy grip !  Folk are dying in some parts of this world and here some people are moaning about "THE RIGHT TO OPEN OR CLOSE THE RUDDY BLINDS"... It's not as though we Scots are the only ones to go cap in hand as it were to request that the blinds be opened!   All the flippen divisions of the BBC will have been requested to do the same...


Cheers Kate x.

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Hi There,

There is sooo much bad news about in the papers and news items on television that I thought I would post a couple of funnies ...  So, even it doesn't make you holler with laughter at least it might bring a wee smile to your face and your outlook.


Love Kate xxx. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Gratitude and a lovely wee girl 's story !

Hi There,

This wee video has never failed to move me, I hope you also enjoy it !

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This is a must watch for most folk to see how this wee girl has coped with a gender disorder, she knew what she was and is now! A lovely, courageous and happy wee girl.

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Friday, 11 July 2014

A Warning Video.

Hi there,

This is a Northern  Ireland safety ad... which will shock you as much at it did me !

Why won’t the Westminster government allow road safety ads like this to be shown? Northern Ireland have always been good at producing hard hitting road safety adverts.

TV rules say it can only be shown after 9pm but its had nearly one and a quarter million hits on You Tube.
That's one and a quarter million people who will hopefully think twice about their speed.

It's shocking, but it brings it home to you why you should not speed which is the main reason for watching it.

Kate xxx.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Henman Hill or Murray Mound ? and A Dancing Orangutan.

Hi There,

Is it Henman Hill or Murray Mound  ???

A cyber row appears to have broken out between British tennis fans. The area where fans at the All England Club watch Wimbledon on a giant screen was originally labelled as Henman Hill on Google Maps.   However, it was renamed Murray Mound after Andy Murray won his title last year. But it has just been changed back - possibly by a disgruntled Tim Henman fan - during the last two days.A spokesman for Google said the changes are being made by users of 'Map Maker', a tool where people can add places to Google Maps.
This is a rare example where a place of interest has a number of different names by which it's known locally.
The name Murray Mound was added on the day Andy won Wimbledon last year, but was changed over this weekend to Henman Hill.
If you search Google Maps though, both names will get you to the same place.
It's not the first time there has been debate about what Wimbledon's famous hill should be called. Tim Henman made a TV advert with Judy Murray having the same argument.

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Anyone for a rumba or a rum-baba or summat ??

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Why parents drink + How The Duke of Wellington statue gets a cone.

Hi There, 

Why Parents Drink

The boss wondered why one of his most valued 
employees was absent but had not phoned in sick. So he dialled the employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child's whisper. 'Hello?' 'Is your daddy home?' 'Yes, he's out in the garden'  whispered the small voice.May I talk with him? 'The child whispered,  'No'  So the boss asked, 'Well, is your Mommy  there?  'Yes, but she's out in the garden, too' The boss asked; 'May I talk with her?' Again the small voice whispered, 'No'Hoping there was somebody with whom he could leave a message, the boss asked, 'Is anybody else there?' Yes' whispered the child, 'a policeman'  Wondering what a cop would be doing at his employee's home, the boss asked,'May I  speak with the policeman?' 'No, he's busy'  whispered the child. 'Busy doing what?' 'Talking to Mommy and Daddy and the Police Dog Man'  Growing more worried as he heard a loud  noise in the background, the boss asked 'what is that noise?' 'It's a helicopter ' answered the whispering voice ...'What is going on there?' demanded the boss, now truly apprehensive. 'The search team just landed in  a helicopter'  'A search team?' said the boss. 'What are they searching for?'   Still whispering, the young voice replied with a muffled giggle....    'Me'...

To finish off this post 'click' below, I couldn't resist posting this video...

Cheers, Kate xxx.