is interesting are the reports on what intelligence the west has on the
chemical weapons attacks. One of the papers, OK it is the Daily Mail,
quotes a US "official" saying that it is no slam dunk that Assad
authorised the attacks. There are quotes from the JIC report given to
David Cameron which asserts that there are 14 previous attacks by Assad
and that in all probability this latest one was from him as well. It
makes me wonder if we knew about 14 previous attacks why we did nothing
then and suddenly feel the need to do something. I do not normally
believe in conspiracy theories, governments are generally too
incompetent to arrange anything remotely sophisticated, but I am
beginning to wonder about what we are not being told.
Sadly I have come to the conclusion that we are being governed, if that is the right word, by a coalition of deluded idiots. They somehow think that we are the world's policeman. What is taking place in Syria is awful beyond belief. Both the government and the rebels appear to have committed terrible atrocities. Our wondrous leaders solution to this killing is yet more killing.
No matter who did what and to whom in Syria we must stay out. There is
enough senseless killing taking place without us joining in. The only
logic for us going in is that when everybody is dead there will be no
After a traumatic week Helena and Sam were married on Saturday 17 August at St. Joseph's RC Church Bromley. The reception was held at the adjoining Parish Centre. The trauma was caused by the refurbishment work that was taking place to teh toilets. The builders eventually left at 6.30pm the day before the wedding - thisi was not good for the nerves to say the least.
Then there was an issue with the wedding car, the car that took Helena and I was 45 minutes late - for once being late was not Helena's fault. However despite this the day was great. Our Parish Priest, Father Tom, conducted the most marvelous service the food was great as was the music.
We are still awaiting the official photos, but here are a small selection of "amateur" ones:
I am a retired Consulting IT Specialist. I have been married to Julia for 45 years and we are blessed with four children; David, Andrew, Lawrie and Hélèna. Not forgetting the "other half's"; Gaew married to Andrew, Lawrie's partner Emma and Hélèna's husband Sam.
In addition we have a grandson - Henry Thomas, son of Lawrie and Emma. Henry was three in April - time flies
I am now ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the RC Church - date of ordination 8 June 2013 so am now in my third year of ministry.