The View from the Hill on Monday 11th January
The roads look dreadful, snow still falls, little tiny drops of white that join together to cause such chaos, joy and misery.
Danny is struggling, the poor old dog had a restless night which in turn gave Mrs B and myself a restless night and leaves me in a little of a bad mood and in turn leads me to spit some poison in the direction of Iris Robinson.
I have tried not to comment on the situation in Ireland, the press and media have been all over it and the lady in question is apparently receiving psychiatric care - well, I don't care anymore - the hypocritical cow.
For someone who believes that the word of god can heal, she has been a great extoller of the virtues of psychiatric medicine - even offering to send homosexuals to a counsellor to allow them to be cured.
And to think this woman was in charge of policy decisions in her own country and this!
She is the spokesperson for health, youth and women - but it seems she spent much of her energy as a woman looking after healthy youths!
The more right wing the dirtier the little secrets seem to be, and I'm glad that some crusading journo has dug this little secret out of the closet and that she will be leaving politics, no doubt she can take solace in her religion, although as a pentecostal church attendee she has some explaining to do - I think she may have failed to reach the standard laid out in their beliefs of living a sinless life!
Grumpy I may be, and I take no joy in seeing anyone suffer but there is a certain degree of satisfaction in watching Iris Robinson burn in her own little hell, a hell she made all for herself - and she probably claimed for it on expenses!
On this day in 1935, Melvyn Hayes was born. Happy 75th Birthday Gunner Gloria Beaumont.
It Ain't Half Hot Mum was a favourite programme of the past, a little less than PC with Michael Bates blacking up to play the Bearer Rangi Ram.
I also recall Melvyn Hayes being in all those Cliff Richard films like Summer Holiday which featured a big red London bus, and funnily enough it was the same bus later used in The Double Deckers, in which Melvyn Hayes played Albert.
There was for a little while, a story circulating about Melvyn and the bus - he was often seen stroking its upholstery and fondling the gear stick. It was common knowledge that he would attend filming sessions even when his character was not in the scene, just so he could be near the bus.
They had struck up a friendship filming Summer Holiday, well it was such a romantic and camp time, Una Stubbs was a bit of a matchmaker and she bought Melvyn and the bus together, she also introduced Cliff to his first tennis racquet.
Things were fine for Melvyn and the bus until the Double Deckers was cancelled and he was sent to the jungle and the bus was sent to play a bit part in On The Buses where it met and fell in love with Reg Varney.
Melvyn was devastated and now lives life as a recluse on the Isle of Wight.
And that's a fact!