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Posted by sean on 09/02/2018 at 10:30 pm in Hamster, Have I Got News For You with No Comments


There have been lots of hamsters in the news lately. Yesterday, I blogged about the hamster who came back from the dead (in a bin). This evening, I have read about an emotional support hamster, who got flushed down the toilet by its owner.

I will never find out if my old hamster, Dennis Wise, was really dead when I put him in the dustbin. One thing I am certain of is, that he was never flushed down the lavatory.

Posted by sean on 08/02/2018 at 11:21 pm in Hamster, Have I Got News For You with No Comments


This story has me worried now. My own pet hamster, Dennis Wise, died in 2010. As I lived in a flat and was unable to bury him, I put his body in the bin. Maybe he wasn’t dead at all!

Posted by sean on 07/02/2018 at 11:00 pm in Have I Got News For You with No Comments


I don’t normally get involved in topics like this on my blog, but after today learning of Jon Venables being sent to prison again, I wanted to say my bit.

I am the same age as Venables and his fellow murderer, Robert Thompson, who both killed James Bulger in 1993. Despite only being 10, I remember the story well. You couldn’t avoid it – it was everywhere.

The sentence handed out to Jamie’s killers was arguably too short. However, this is not the purpose of this blog…

Venables was today found guilty of possessing indecent images of children and sentenced to 40 months in prison. He also owned a paedophile manual (what the Hell is that, and what kind of person would own such a thing?). This is not his first conviction, after being released following his sentence for murder.

Given the fact Venables keeps reoffending – especially given the serious nature of his crimes – it has to be asked if he should ever be released from prison. I don’t believe so.

Venables has had so many chances, it is obvious he is beyond rehabilitation. I am strongly against the death penalty, but for the safety of children, I now think that he should be locked up for the rest of his life. He is a very dangerous individual.

When he is released in 40 months time, what evidence is there to say he won’t offend again? Would the judge who gave Venables his latest short sentence be so lenient if he or she knew that the child killer and sex offended, would be living on the same street as their kids?

Posted by sean on 06/02/2018 at 1:38 pm in Fun At Home with No Comments


I know that I haven’t posted any photos of my new house yet. I won’t be today, either. What I will share, is this beautiful photo of the view from our bedroom window. I remember my Grandma telling me “When I was a little girl, our garden backed onto countryside”. I always found this a little fanciful. However, our new house proves such places still exist.

There is the slight issue of a road separating our back garden from what is the famous Cotswold Walk, but as there is no chance of me hiking up, what I call “the mountain”, so who really cares about that.

Since moving we’ve heard foxes screaming (apparently looking for a mate), an owl tooting all night and a strange sounding bird, which I am yet to identify. One day, I expect to look out of the window and see a Wurzels concert or a live action show of The Animals of Farthing Wood. Such is country life.

Posted by sean on 05/02/2018 at 7:16 am in Leeds United with No Comments


How many is that now? I’ve not been keeping count.

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