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Thursday, 20 October 2016

My opinion on England exiting the EU

I'm not old enough to remember when England wasn't in the EU = European Union.
but my mother talks about how she feels England was better off. She says about how we didn't have to abide by the rules of the rest of the world and how we fought through two world wars on our own and so on.

There is also a lot of talk about how  illegal immigration is a big problem for the UK and that our country is not our own anymore, that most of the jobs are taken by foreign workers and how the country is in debt because we have to  pay 350 million pounds a month just to stay in the EU.

I heard apparently we are one of the biggest contributes in to the EU and people say that all we get is told what we can and cant have by other countries even down to regulations on how straight a banana should be.. if that is true or not I have no idea , but it does seem a crazy idea.

I was one of the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU, well I say one of the 48% but I did not vote. 
Maybe if I did it could have made a 0.01% difference, there were many others like me who felt the same but did not give their vote and I'm sure that many others wanted to leave and did not vote too 

I feel that so many actually voted without fully understanding just what they were getting the country in to.. or should I say out of. Most of the people who voted out were of the older generations and while I respect the older generations and am sure that they are all mostly wise and full of knowledge in how it once was before the EU, I'm not so sure they relies just what it means now we will come out.

It has been about four months now since the vote and I have to say that it seems that everything is going wrong already.  the pound has all but completely crashed, as you all know I often as possible go to be with my Beautiful Jenn, when i very first started going to be with her, the pound against the dollar was around 1.55 it has often hovered around there  it did take a bit of a tumble a few years ago but held steady around 1.49.  just before the vote on the EU it took a bit of a jump up to around 1.52 , I went to bed hoping we would stay in the EU and i looked just before I fell to sleep and it was in favor of staying but when I woke up the next day the vote had gone 52% for leaving the EU.

The pound took a hit immediately falling to about 1.29 against the dollar that was not good but even worse a number of company's announced that they would have to leave the UK for their best interests. it felt like we had just made a huge mistake but i said to my self while It is a rocky beginning surly it must get better in the long run so I paid close attention to what was happening. 
Then the Prime minister stepped down because he couldn't agree that leaving the EU was best for the  UK. 

I'm not really in to politics and I think that most of them only have their own ideals in mind, I don't vote because they all  seem to be different cases of bad and why should I pick from the best of a bad situation when it comes to what is best for all the people. My vote should not be expected by them but it should be earned by them, and they all give promises like " we will bring the troops home.. we will make the hospitals better, we will focus on crime and justice.. and so on and so on, but if you look at the end of the term of their services just how many of these promises they actually keep??..None of them.

I don't think that David Cameron did much better and while im sure they enter with noble intentions they soon relies that what they promised was just a ideal that cant be accomplished just by them selves, which brings me back to my original point, what can a country accomplish on its own in these days ,very little if nothing at all most of the time, it takes a union of countries working together side by side to change the world for the better, people joining together and saying in one voice we want a better world for everybody.

I admit that even in the EU it wasn't all perfect, but it was people working together in union , we all share this planet we live on and if we could all just learn to work together it could be the place we all dream of.

just two weeks ago , the new prime minister announced that we will go forward with the exit,  the pound dropped even further and at present stands at 1.19 against the dollar, and almost equal to the euro, and now even more company's are talking of leaving England in favor of staying in the EU, even Scotland are talking about leaving the UK and becoming independent of the island to stay in the EU.

How can this be good for anybody? surly someone must be able to see that its going very wrong somewhere,, or is it just me been morbid. I am a very optimistic person and I always believe that the best will come out of any situation..Usually.

Maybe  years from now things may get better and pick up, and I truly hope they do for everyone, but what happens in the meantime, prices are predicted to go up now while the pound will get weaker, companies are pulling out of the UK, its not good so far.

Rant over . 

Thank you for reading

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Does anybody know?

This post is a inquiry to anybody who reads it or who may know some one who can help.
It's not about me it is about my brother in law  and I shall explain what has happened as best I can from the beginning.

My brother in law has always had trouble with his feet, he used to be a scaffold worker and would be out most days in all kinds of conditions from early in the morning till often late at night. He was on his feet most of the day and when he would get back he would say his feet were sore, he had what looked like warts or calluses on the bottom of his feet and they would often cause him pain.

When he would get home at night he would wear down the ..what ever they were on his feet with a scraper thinking that they were warts. he said that he had them for a few years but they were getting to the point where they were causing him quite some pain to the point where it was starting to affect his walking. 

I would notice him hobbling and often limping around almost like he had a strained ankle , it was starting to get quite bad for him. Shane is a man who will not admit to been in pain unless it is really bad so when he said it was hurting I knew it must have been serious.  

Shane eventually decided to go see a doctor about his feet, and they decided that the best thing to do was to get them out of his feet, now  I am not sure what they did but I think they froze them and took them out of his feet . From Shane's description the root went deep in to his foot by maybe a inch and left a hole in the bottom of his foot.

Shane's hands were the next thing to start having the effect of this strange illness, and here is  where it becomes strange. Now if I or you were to cut our hand or bump it.. then the cut would scab over in a hour or so and eventually heal and our hand would look normal again in a few days. Shane if he got a cut or even so much as a pin prick on his hand would not heal like that, instead of the usual scab over and heal it would still scab over...but the scab would keep growing and growing and become flesh like. and it would take maybe a month to go away at first, but now its not going away at all but instead where he gets cut or even bumps his hand will just keep scabbing and scabbing and growing.

Back to Shane's Feet, remember how earlier I said about him having that thing removed from the bottom of his feet?...well when it healed it did the same on his foot as it does on his hand and turned in to some sort of a scab that would keep growing like on his hands. Something was definitely not right  what ever it was on the bottom of his foot had now doubled in size and was roughly the size of a 50 pence piece ( 1 Inch) wide on the bottom of his foot.

The time had come to try to find out what it was that was seeming to grow,  He was admitted to hospital this time by the doctor where many tests were performed without any real success but the suspicion was pointing towards some very rare kind of cancer. The Hospital decided the best way to deal with it was to again take it out of his foot, but this would leave a hole even deeper and wider than before and the only real option was to take a skin graft from his upper leg and place it over the hole on the bottom of his foot.

After the surgery they told him that within two weeks he should be fully healed and ready to go back to work, his feet were both wrapped in bandages and he was sent home. for the next week he was in severe pain  but hopeful that the operation had been a success.  After just one week what ever it was was coming back and growing inside his feet and on his hands.. and worse still it was now starting to grow where he had the skin graft on the upper part of his leg. 

It had come back and this time was even bigger it had not only consumed the hole where they had taken the last one out but had burst through the skin grafts and was on both his feet and both his hands, he can now barely walk and is in constant pain to the point of where my sister put a fan on because it was so warm and the breeze from the fan was hurting his feet and hands.

he has been examined but many doctors and had numerous tests that have all come back with no answers, and the doctors and nurses are all baffled by what it could be and none of them have ever seen it or even heard of anything like it before.

So now I am hoping for the power of social media= my blog page to find a possible answer to this problem, if anybody anywhere or anybody's friends may know of what it is or knows of someone who has had it or even heard of it .. then I ask please to leave me a message or a comment on here I would truly appreciate any advice.

Shane gave his permission to show his hands and feet on here so that people can see what it looks like, but if you are in any way squeamish or have a week stomach then maybe not a good idea to look.


Thank you for your time :)

Monday, 8 August 2016

My time with Jenn July 2016

Me and my Beautiful Jenn got to spend time together in July and it was perfect 
I'm always so grateful for every second of our time together

This time we visited South Carolina. a town called Charleston, but Ill tell you about that part in order of the story.

As usual we met at the airport in Atlanta, and that is always amazing to me, to see her after so long is

magical and fills me with excitement,

I find my self rushing through the airport as fast as I can just to get to her.  When I see My beautiful Jenn for the first time in a long time, I come to life and i feel so happy

In July its very hot and takes me a while to adjust to the temperature, when I get of the plane, well mainly out of the airport, it feels like i have opened the oven door and been hit by the heat. within minutes I can feel the tops of my ears and the back of my neck burning. I am so glad for air conditioning, usually i go  outside to cool down in England. but in America I go inside .

the first place that me and Jenn went to was one of our usual places Dahlonega, it's the very first place we ever went to together and has such a sentimental value to us both,
 we love it there and it's actually not changed at all in the main square. we went to shenanigans the Irish restaurant there,
 we have the tradition of it been the first place we eat in Dahlonega, and we also love the mountains and its surrounded by them.
we went to the petting zoo near Dahlonega. its so cool there, it has lots of goats and some cows.


and pigs.. it has a walk tour that you can see some of the more rare and dangerous animals. such as wolfs. and even a camel tour which was great
we went to a town  called Helen, its based on a German town , and all the buildings are made as they would be in Germany. we spent the day there to go tubing along the river, there are two options , the short ride and the long ride but due to the heat the river was running low so they recommended  the shorter ride but even that one lasted about a hour

. its very nice relaxing while going along a river.

We spend some time looking around Helen, but with the heat we didn't wonder to far, but we did have some ice cream and sat and watched the world go by for a while.

 One thing me and Jenn love to do is watch movies, and we watched a good few while we were in Daholenga, Ghostbusters, Secret life of pets, and Finding Dori  and we loved them all.

On Thursday we went to Stone Mountain Park,

now this place has to be our favorite park to go to. it has so much to do and has so much natural beauty,
and we always stay at the hotel in the park there. We watch the laser show, we usually would sit on the grass but this time we got some chairs and sat in comfort to watch the laser show.
We go on all the rides there from the ducks

to the train.. and we always play the mini golf, we saw the Chicago boys

 and even saw a 4d movie.

On Monday we traveled to Charleston, it was 399 miles away according to the Sat Nav and took us around 5 hours to get there, and once we were there it was amazing,
 there was so much to do and we did as much as possible. I think we covered it all.

The first thing we did was go on a haunted tour of a old prison that was there.

 It was said that a woman serial killer was there,

 we heard stories of all the people that were there and how sometimes up too 13 people would be fit in one cell.

We also tried many restaurants , hymans was good and on each table they had names of the famous people who had sat there before.

We stayed at a inn called the indigo inn, it was so nice there and was set right in the center of Charleston.

 it had a beautiful court yard and served cheese and crackers every evening at 5pm promt,
they even did a turn down service which I had never seen before. it was so nice.

and it sat next to a old cobble street, apparently the cobble came from the English ships that would use them to weigh the ships down and then when they took on cargo they would get rid of the cobble and the city of Charleston used the cobble to make the roads. 

We went on many tours and for the first time since I was at school I went on a boat and we went out and down the river,
 the tour had lots of interesting facts, according to history, the very first shots of the civil war were fired there and the first battle lasted 36 hours. the fortress still sits there on the edge of the coast. For the first time I saw a Aircraft Carrier ,
 could never grab the concept of just how big those things were till I saw one in Charleston.

Me and my beautiful Jenn also went on quite a few ghost tours and one of them took us down in to a dungeon where I got possibly the best picture of what could be a specter or spiritual energy yet, there were lost of people in there with me and a few people saw me take the picture.. there were no bugs and its definitely not dust,
 but ill leave who ever sees the picture to make up their own mind.

It was so hot in Charleston, but me and Jenn would have a ice cream most nights to cool down, it was nice sitting and watching the world go by while eating ice cream.

Another place we visited was called the black fedora and it was so good, it was a murder mystery comedy and people who were sat at the tables got to take part if they liked,
i decided to join in with the fun and was handed a script. I was a crazy sales man who only had a few lines and the rest of the people who had scripts were different characters and we all read until we got to the end of the mystery.  its so good and if your ever in Charleston you must check it out.

There was a history tour of Charleston that We went on , it was a walking tour that covered a lot of ground also the lady who gave us the tour knew everything about the city,
 she was raised there and had lived all her life there,
 we learned all about Charleston and some of its oldest residence ,
 and some land marks and some of the more famous houses including where the constitution was signed and where John Kennedy stayed when he was in the Navy,

it was very interesting.

after the tour we decided to visit the Nathaniel house after hearing it was one of the main buildings in Charlestons history
 , it had some beautiful Architecture
 and was famous for its floating staircase, a circling staircase that didn't touch the walls

On our last night in Charleston we went on a Haunted tour on a boat, the boat wasn't haunted, but it sailed around the docks and the captain told stories that he had learned of from history and people he had spoken to who had witnessed it first hand , it was dark and out in the the middle of the river where there is no lights it can be very spooky, but if you look up. you can see the stars like you never can in a lit city or a street. the ride lasted about a hour and a half , and the  guy who told the stories had written three books..and I bought one of them and he even signed it for me.

We really had a wonderful time in Charleston and have said we shall go back there one day, both there and Savannah are our favorite coastal city's

We then spent the last few days of our time for this trip back at stone mountain, and this time we saw Mrs Mabel, a old lady who plays the organ at stone mountain every weekend.
She is one of only three people in the world who know how to play that particular type of organ and she was so sweet that fact that she had been doing this for years and still every weekend without fail came to entertain others was a great inspiration to me.

we went swimming in the pool for a while on our last day, and just had as much fun as possible, but time was soon caught up and I had to come back to England again, I hate when I have to leave, it really takes everything i have and I do feel sad and so does Jenn, but we are both now working on making our time together permanent, we have sent  emails to some attorneys and are awaiting word back on how we go about it and we shall begin the process .

and on another good note , I shall be back with my Beautiful Jenn in Nonmember , I am so excited

Thank you for reading our story.

I love you so much my beautiful Jenn


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Movie review on movie remakes

I suppose this is not so much of a normal blog but slightly more of a bit of a rant really,
I love movies and I watch lots of them every week  and I should really become a movie reviewer with how many I see, but one thing that gets me every time with movies or should I say with some is that there seems to be a bit of a trend lately with remakes  or as they call them.. Reboots.

For example the Spider man Franchise or better yet the Batman franchise
Now I loved the christian bale versions of the Batman movies, he really raised the bar about as high as it can go, the movies were dark and Gothic as batman should be, I would in fact give the Dark knight rises 9/10 , very rare for me and even rarer that a movie will get 10/10
so in effect the Dark knight rises was close to perfect. and it was watched by lots of people who I am sure felt the same , i talked to so many movie lovers who felt the same way.
So what do they do,, they go and in effect completely reboot it again in the Batman vs superman movie which now shows Batman as more of a High tech James bond sort of person. 

And now on to Spiderman
Again something that has been rebooted 3 times now in the last 15 years?
While they have improved on spider man I the new marvel movie now is the 3 variation of the character who is the latest to appear in the Mashup of characters that they seem to just be throwing in to the mix . I say that within the next ten years it will be the DC vs MARVEL movie and it shall just be super hero  upon super hero and all of them shall have their own little spin off movies that will have no doubt cast the old versions aside and have been re written.

And that brings me to the real reason of this particular blog , now please don't misunderstand me on this, I am in no way sexist in any way I am all for equal rights and so on , But
a REBOOT of Ghost busters  and they are all women, I'm sorry but it should have been left alone, the original is still one of the best movies of its kind, if not the only one of its kind , it was a dark humor horror with great actors and actresses all round, so what do they go and do?? they turn it in to a comedy for kids , which I can understand wanting to appeal to a wider audience and i'm all for that, but however this is one they should have left well alone , if it isn't broken...don't fix it.

I have a feeling it shall be a big flop.

I would like to see some movies remade of course because with the high tech of today they could make it look truly amazing, but some should be just left alone 
for example..the carry on movies..you can never remake those simply because the magic that made them happen no longer exists. it had the perfect line of comedy gold and actors and actresses needed. they are classic and should be left alone

I am actually writing this as I watch Dads army the REMAKE,, and again its not a touch on the original. i remember the tv series and it was pure genius but again the magic it once had can not be resurrected. it again should have been left alone

well forgive me for the rant but its just what was on my mind.
thanks for reading :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

My time With Jenn March/April 2016

Me and my beautiful Jenn have been spending time together in March and April, and we have even been expanding our field of travel to another state , North Carolina a city called Asheville.

Neither of us had ever been there before and it was a very interesting and beautiful place, but before all that we did our usual tour  of our favorite places.

I think that now it has become tradition that we visit some of the places because they are so special to us and our growing together, all the places we go to have been key in our coming together over the years and so we visit them for that reason...and of course because we love the places and are very happy there.

I set off to be with my beautiful Jenn on the 26th of March...the day before my actual flight, and I will spend the night in the airport I don't sleep though , I spend the night sat watching movies or walking around the terminals. the reason that i don't sleep at the airport is because I have this idea that if I did i would wake up the next day at 1pm and have missed my flight and I know I would be devastated so I don't take the chance. I actually have a reoccurring dream usually a couple of weeks before I am due to set off, in the dream I am at the airport and i relies that I have forgotten something so I rush back too the house but when I get there it is to late for me to make it back to the airport.

I boarded the flight to Atlanta at 11 and took the 9 hour flight across the Atlantic ocean, now usually I can't even sleep on the plane.. due to excitement and not the comfiest seats in the world, but this time i think i did snooze for a while. I remember putting a film on and beginning to watch it . I suddenly open my eyes and the end credits are listing. so ever it was a very short movie or I slept for around 2 hours, then I did it again. I looked out of the window and we were over land.

The plane was soon on the ground and as soon as I got through security I walked as fast as i could with my bags to get to Jenn who was waiting for me, she always gives me butterflies every time I see her. we hugged and kissed and were  on our way to Suwanee, the journey there is not to long and we were booked in to the hotel and off out for food. for the first couple of days Jenn had to work so I would go see a movie and have some food until she finished. When Jenn got back we would go and drive around to different places in Suwanee and do some shopping or eat or see a movie. 

On Thursday we traveled to Dahlonega, this was the very first place that we spent time together and it hasn't really changed over the years which I am happy about, even though I don't live there it has so many memories now for both of us and it really feels like i am home when I am there with Jennifer

dahlonega is such a beautiful place and it has managed to keep most of its original buildings and it is very proud of its history as it is the location of one of the biggest gold rushes in the united states. there is so much to do there and we are never bored.

After Dahlonega we set off for Asheville. it was around a 3 hour journey and for the first time ever me and Jennifer crossed a state line from Georgia to North Carolina the only time i had crossed a state line before was in the air so I don't think that really counts. 
the scenery on the way was beautiful there was lots of mountains and forestry and nature of all kinds.

 we were soon at the hotel in Asheville we had a great view of the mountains from our window, but we didn't really spend much time at the hotel we were out most of the time exploring

Asheville has a lot of very old buildings ..

 the reason for this is something to do with a lot of the money was from people who lived in New York and when the big wall street crash happend  Many of the major cities wrote off their debts.. but Asheville didn't.. they paid back every penny.. it took the city till 1976. In that time the city had no money so they couldn't knock down any buildings or build new ones. so the city stands now with little change from hen it was originally built.. and each building has history there and we loved it.. we did so much. We went on a ghost walk ,, a trolly tour and explored the city as best we could.

We also Went to the Biltmoore estate in North Carolina,

 this place was HUGE!!! the land was around 8000 acres and the house its self was  three times the size of the white house and was picturesque from any angle.

 Me and Jenn walked through the house and it must have taken us close to a hour and a half to just walk through the open parts, certain areas of the house were closed to the public.

 in each room were small descriptions and pictures that gave information about the area and what would happen there. There were small leaflets or even voice recordings that explained about the rooms.

the place even had its own gym, a bowling ally and a swimming pool , you could live in this place for a year and still discover new rooms I bet.

Once we were out of the house we took a drive to a restaurant within the grounds and once we had finished there we walked around a farm . There was also some of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen,

it really felt like a day was not enough to see everything in the Biltmoor estate but we made the most of the time we had there.

there was one strange thing about Asheville when the sun went down the town seemed to go very quiet, me and Jenn went to a Walmart at about 9pm.. and it was a standard size walmart so quite big.. and I kid you not when I tell you all that me and Jenn and just two other people apart from the staff.. I have never seen a walmart so quiet in all my walmart visits, but in the day time you couldn't look in any direction without seeing people.

Our next Stop was stone mountain.

This is a place that me and my Beautiful Jenn visit as often as possible..

 it really is a special place for us. we love to take in all the scenery and there is so much for us to do there .. we never get bored ..

We go on the train around the mountain , we play mini golf, 4d movies, laser shows.. we really try to fit it all in.

So after all that fun it was time for me to have to go back to England for a while.. this is the one part of it that I always hate.. to have to be away from my Beautiful Jenn is the hardest thing I ever have to do. I always wish I had just that one more day... Just that few more minutes.. that few more seconds.

We drove to the airport and we hugged and kissed and Said we would be back together very soon (18th of July) which is already booked.

This is not the end of the story for this journey....Jenn had headed back home and I was going through security.. now my flight was due to depart at 7:10pm ..I got to the security line at about 6:25.. so I had plenty of time, the line seemed to be moving quite smoothly. Just before I got to the line for the body scanner the line just stopped moving, i looked at my watch and it was now 6:40 pm. I had 30 minutes yet till the flight departed so I wasn't so worried . The line began to move again, I eventually got through, I looked at my watch.. it was now 6:55pm.. i ran to the terminal.. and I could see my gate...the very last one at the end I could see the man at the desk , i got to the desk and he said to me " Mr Webster?"  I said " yes" ....he said " your to late.. the flight is going.
I looked and I could see the plane at the gate, I looked at my watch it was 6:58pm

I said " but the flight doesn't leave till 7:10pm.. he then told me that the door for the flight closes 20 minutes before departure, I asked him if there was any way I could get on the flight he said no the flight was closed.. he said that they had called my name three times and asked where I had been, I told him that the security line took longer than I expected, he told me I needed to go to the Delta help desk at the other end of the terminal.

I got to the help desk and they pointed me to a phone that would put me through to a delta agent.
A lady dealt with me..she was very nice.. I explained my situation and she placed me on hold.. after a few minutes.. she came back on the phone and she told me that she had managed to get me on to a flight the next day and and that they had agreed to waiver my fees too.. she had worked at Atlanta and she said she knew that sometimes the security there can move slowly. I couldn't thank her enough.

I called Jenn to tell her, and when I told Jenn what had happened she came back and picked me up we were blessed with a extra day together. my bags were automatically placed on the flight the next day, Jennifer bought me a new toothbrush some clothing and we had a pizza. I was so happy to have that one extra day with my Beautiful Jenn.

I set off for England the next day and made sure I was at the gate a good while before the flight,
I hate been away from my Beautiful Jenn, but i am happy that our next time and adventure together is already booked and getting closer every day.

And we are now both looking in to getting me to be over there with her on a permanent basis.

Thank you for reading Mine and my Beautiful Jenns time together.

I love you forever my Beautiful Jennifer