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Sue Gray Report

19th of June 2020 was four days after my 50th. The day where I had hoped to have had a bouncy castle, ice cream van and loads of family/friends around for a natter. Trip to DK to see my folks… Continue Reading →

Clean water

This was one of the very first arguments to stay in the EU. I used to tell people would happen if the UK would leave the EU. The water would get a hit because the UK wouldn’t be able to… Continue Reading →

New map

Well that is nice …

Status …

Well then, I should be cheerful then – “I am pleased to inform you that your application under the EU Settlement Scheme has been successful and that you have been granted Indefinite Leave in the United Kingdom under Appendix EU… Continue Reading →

Applied

So I applied for Settled Status … well that made me cheerful … yayyyyyy me, happy happy joy fecking joy and a “new start” my arse I penned some words yesterday about it, don’t really feel like writing more, but… Continue Reading →

Despair

I wrote this to a friend a cross the pond, not really a nice “How are you and we are grand” email. Hope you lot is doing well, while the virus is spiralling out of control in the US. The… Continue Reading →

Great news

Today we were told that the poorest areas of England and Wales hit hardest by Covid-19 and Britain’s GDP falls by record 20.4% in April as economy is paralysed by lockdown and UK ‘formally confirms’ to EU that it won’t… Continue Reading →

Brave New 1984 on the Farm

This week has just gone totally Brave New 1984 on the Farm, with individual #1 going after social media, journos who speaks out against the government getting corked, journos who protect the government getting told keep on going, ministers laughing… Continue Reading →

VEDay75

This is my granddad, Christian Sofus Brinch Madsen, who sadly passed away just weeks before I was born. I have heard many things about who and how he was from my mum. Today it is 75 years since the “end”… Continue Reading →

Hope Not Hate

Hope Not Hate have done some fantastic work over the years and you should support them if you can. Yes, I know its been around for years, but at least in the past we have had politicians, news papers etc… Continue Reading →

Got the point?

So it is getting to close to me, most of the people I have meet here who have worked, paid taxes and become brilliant friends and addition to the UK. None of us would have been able to pass the… Continue Reading →

Auld Lang Syne

Boy, watching the vote and the singing in the parliament really hit hard. Black dog, alcohol and my collection of swear words (it’s rather big knowing Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, German, French, English and spot of Spanish and others) is going… Continue Reading →

75 years ago

In a few days it will be 75 years ago. At the moment I feel way too close for comfort to that day. I struggle to get my words out and it scares the living shit out of me and… Continue Reading →

Please read!

This is the Settled Status Survey Report that the wonderful Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) and The 3 Million (@the3million) and others, wrote up about applying for Settle Status and living in the UK/EU after the referendum in 2016. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYRREyjC1LW9Mk4fReeS848kHbtPK2ao/view and… Continue Reading →

Meh

I’m utterly amazed the amount of Meh, the Brits are displaying. I know I live in one bubble with my anti-brexit friends, but I do have a look outside now and again. I have noticed that our MP pretty much… Continue Reading →

I’m raging

So someone kills a fox with a bat and people on twitter goes mad and the top 4 trending topics are about foxes, cruelty and the person who killed said fox. Yes I agree not the best way to dispatch… Continue Reading →

Black dog

Never really been visited by the black dog. Yes, I have been down and sad, but it’s been because of death or other bad news and surprisingly these have been short and mild periods compared to this. I think the… Continue Reading →

Samaritans

Call 116 123 for free (UK)Yesterday I called the Samaritans, not to get help* but to thank them for their great work, I could throw £££ at them but it will mean nothing to me, but I will throw £££… Continue Reading →

Don’t live here anymore

Well that is it, I don’t live here anymore. I just exist/visit/part time or what ever you can call it. Yes, there is a few pints in me this evening. But the country I loved to live in and called… Continue Reading →

YOU BASTARD !!!

I know I don’t often write/rant here anymore, but that is because the whole Brexit thing is just so bad, every day something worse, more lies comes out. But today was a right old blow to the gut after nearly… Continue Reading →

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