I started this blog way back in April two thousand and nine with a post by the then chairman of Freedom2Choose.
We have reached over 100,000 visitors recently and I have you all to thank, each and every one of you!
I hope you can click on the picture and enlarge.
I did not intend to stay this long and am thinking of making this my last contribution to the blog. But, as that once famous scot said, before he reinvented himself as the savour of Scotland (and revived his ailing acting career), never say never!
I have been encouraged by one of the best bloggers on the internet, one Dick Puddlecote, to whom I will be eternally grateful.
And now I bid you adieu, you lovely, lovely people, as Arthur Askey would say if he was still alive.
One thing I have not mentioned is that my lovely wife of 39 years as of last August has been struck down with Alzheimer's, she was diagnosed nearly two years ago.
I have been paying too much attention to this blog and not enough attention to her, as I write in a room by my own.
Things have not been to well for her recently and I need to concentrate on her needs.
Mrs Yin is an occasional smoker, (she smokes around 8 cigs a day) and when we go out shopping, before going for a libation afterwards at our local hostelry and, of course we have to go outside in all weathers for a smoke, which is beyond the pail.
She hears people inside laughing behind her as we sit on the ‘naughty step’ outside and asks why we are sitting in the wind and cold instead of sitting inside in the warmth with the others! I have no answer because she does not understand about the smoking ban.
Winter is coming and I will have to make excuses as to why we don’t go to the pub anymore!
Mrs Yin now wonders why she is excluded from ‘normal people who like to drink inside in comfort.’
How do I explain this to her?
This smoking ban is evil!