Hello to all my multi-wotsit, multi-doodah chums.
First off, let’s have a rant, so put the kettle on and have
a cuppa and chocolate hob-nob while you let me splutter away like colonel blimp.
I don’t know when the TV advertisers became the guardians of
our morals and how we should fit into society or if its just a sign of them
doing too much acid back in the 70’s coupled with upper-class guilt.
Lets face it’ these TV land advert families look nothing
like the majority of families in the UK and that is all of the same type, whether
they be Asian, Caucasian or what.
Ok Folks, so here we are at the end of November.
Well I didn’t go very far this month apart from more
gardening, which mostly consisted of picking up leaves and fence fixing.
Never one to look a gift horse in the mouth though, I have
now completely updated my training material for PAT 5 (COPISITEE) and am
completely ready to go with this. I have already published a brief summary of
the changes on my Ted Barrett Services Facebook page.
I must say I was surprised how quickly the examining body
updated their exams so I couldn’t afford to hang about anyway.
Ok Folks, so here we are at the end of October.
Halloween has been and gone, thank God. I hate to be a
spoilsport, hold on a minute, no I don’t.
Anyway, I don’t really like this American import, but I
wouldn’t want to take the fun away from the kids. I suppose its safer than
Bonfire Night but a part of me will always miss the bonfire, fireworks,
sparklers and potatoes in their jackets.
So where has Ted been this month? Well, I started off at
Witney (Oxfordshire) and then went on to Lymington, Camberley, Exeter and
Truro (and just in case you're wondering, I do go home between assignments as well!
folks, it’s the end of September so time to see where Ted has been and what
he’s got to say about this month. In fact it’s a belter, so put the kettle on
and make a cup of tea, put your feet up and slip away into my world for a short
And I know I’ve said it before but
any old friends, please, please don’t be afraid to get in touch, I would love
to hear from you (and I really don’t care what your spelling or grammar is
like, I’m not that hot myself).
This month, I have been to Lymington,
Lyndhurst, Twickenham and Witney delivering training courses.
Well spank my rear and call me Charlie, that’s August done
and dusted. Now only 15 Saturdays to Christmas!
And at the risk of repeating myself, wasn’t it bloody hot
for a week or so! I am so glad we have an AC unit in the bedroom. And related
to that is an important tip if you are booking your holidays online (we got
such a good deal on the internet blah blah blah). Make sure that bargain room
you booked in Italy has got air con otherwise you will melt.
Training jobs are coming in slowly with some being
cancelled, I reckon this area will be very touch and go for a while until
confidence is restored.
Greetings pop-pickers, well that was another super-charged
month wasn’t it! Had my big fat birthday and numerous friends’ as well. No
weddings but a funeral on the last day of the month.
I think by now a lot of us have recognised that 2020 was the
year to write off. Whoever would have thought that as we dreamt about the
future where we were all wearing silver suits and in flying cars that the frigging Chinese would bring the world to its knees with an escaped bio-weapon?
However, it is in my character not to look on the bleak side
but try to find the silk purse out of the wotsit…
Well that’s June done and dusted then.
I resisted the urge to run “Skyclad” round Stonehenge at
sunrise on the summer solstice for the longest day, nevertheless the days will
gradually reduce now until the shortest day on December the 21st.
It seems that we are beginning to come out of isolation now
but its not over yet, I’m sure that random infections or waves of infections
will bounce around for a while yet. Lets keep everything crossed.
As discussed in previous blogs, I’m fed up with so-called
protesters and with a media system that feels it has a duty to whip up civil
Well howdy doody folks,
I hope you are all well, these are dangerous times we live
So that’s May done and dusted and completes about ten weeks
of self-isolation now. Consequentially, our house and garden are now in tip-top
condition. The bloody Chinese have made sure that I have caught up with all the
jobs I have been putting off for a long time. I have even finished patching up
our drive. All that remains is for me to send my invoice to the Bio-Weapons
Research Establishment , Wuhan. PS: Put some proper Control Measures in place next
These are strange days aren’t they? it seems like we are
living through some sort of science fiction film like “The Andromeda Strain”.
And when you add in the whole world (or pretty much) being locked down as well
it gets even more weird. I think most people can now see why we have been so
concerned about biological warfare.
So far, I have lost two uncles and a cousin to this wretched
disease. It gets scary when it gets close to home like that.
I’d like to know if “Extinction Rebellion” will be flying out
to China to stage demonstrations and demand that the Chinese keep their
disgusting diseases to themselves?
Well, what a month that has been!
I was busy in Witney training for a couple of weeks and then
had three days in Banbury for a company that is developing electric vehicles for
Royal Mail, UPS and Police etc. Also did a bit of AM2 prep for a client.
However, like most in the UK now we are locked-down and are
self-isolating. My wife has only got one lung and I had pneumonia a few years
ago so we are both high risk.
Our next door neighbours have been very good to us in
picking up food etc and our kids and partners too.