The way I see it.....


I've always wanted to write more so why I haven't made more use of blogging I'll never know, laziness I guess. I've recently remembered that I enjoy writing, and occasionally people seem to enjoy reading what I write, so I'm going to give it a go..... I'll be moving some previous blogs from elsewhere, and finally getting round to writing some of the things I've been thinking about writing for the last couple of years, so look out! I've just figured out how the pages work on here, so will try to organise my blogs into the categories below. The pages give an overview of what the category is about, and why i have chosen to write about it. If a category is empty, do come back at a later date to see if I have added to it, or subscribe to my blog, and let Tumblr tell you when I have updated! I have a lot I want to write, and not that much time in which to write it, as i have lots to do, and new ideas for things to write keep coming to me all the time! This will probably be true of the 'modern life is rubbish' category, as now I am getting older I seem to be finding more and more to complain about!

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terriblerealestateagentphotos:

After days of waiting this agent’s patience is finally rewarded. Weak with thirst, a pair of wild mattresses appear at the watering hole.
Submitted by Cannon, for which thanks.

Tears of pleasure,  tears of pain, trickle down your face the sameQueens of the stone age.  Could have been written after seeing this site

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

After days of waiting this agent’s patience is finally rewarded. Weak with thirst, a pair of wild mattresses appear at the watering hole.

Submitted by Cannon, for which thanks.

Tears of pleasure, tears of pain, trickle down your face the same

Queens of the stone age.

Could have been written after seeing this site

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

We can only hope and pray that those things on the floor don’t have anything to do with this.
Submitted by M, for which thanks

Is it wrong that I hope they do? (Nearly choked when I saw the link. If I do eventually die from choking or a laughter induced asthma attack because of your magnificent work, know that I died happy!)

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

We can only hope and pray that those things on the floor don’t have anything to do with this.

Submitted by M, for which thanks

Is it wrong that I hope they do?

(Nearly choked when I saw the link. If I do eventually die from choking or a laughter induced asthma attack because of your magnificent work, know that I died happy!)

Neil Gaiman on the importance of libraries, literacy and reading for pleasure →

Maybe local councils and councillors could take notice of this, these wise words from someone who knows a thing or two about the value of reading. 

Instead of shutting libraries, and depriving so many of the countless opportunities they offer, maybe they could encourage better use of them? When did we become a society that values literature, learning and literacy so little that libraries can be seen as easy targets in the austerity game? 

Libraries are not an inconvenient expense, they are an investment in our future as well as a way to make the present more interesting,  informative and fun.  Children still use them for homework, people still use them as centres for learning.

Vision and seeing the bigger picture, that’s what is missing from local councils

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

It always seems a shame to leave your guests on their own while you go to the toilet. Problem solved.
Submitted by Bonnie, for which thanks.

This reminds me of a really disturbing dream I once had

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

It always seems a shame to leave your guests on their own while you go to the toilet. Problem solved.

Submitted by Bonnie, for which thanks.

This reminds me of a really disturbing dream I once had

missmaui04 asked: Thank you for the laughs!!! Needless to say I won't be house hunting any time soon.

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

You’re welcome, and I’m glad to have made my contribution to the collapse of the housing market.

Oh but you should, even if you don’t want to move - property sites will never be the same again!

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

If a toilet falls over and there’s no-one around to hear it, I dread to think what kind of noise it makes.

I’d love to know what was going through the photographer’s mind when they decided to do this shot :D

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

If a toilet falls over and there’s no-one around to hear it, I dread to think what kind of noise it makes.

I’d love to know what was going through the photographer’s mind when they decided to do this shot :D

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Some goons actually visit each property to get their photographs, but this guy has it cracked - Just wait until the brochure is printed, then photograph that. Bingo!

I sent this one in. :D

I’ve found a house now, but suspect I might still browse the property listing sites to find more gems - this site has shown me that the entertainment value in estate agent listings surpasses anything the tv can offer!

16th October 2013

The unconnected ramblings of a food loving Geordie: Well hello tumblr It’s been a while. Really have found myself with so... →

tonfoodie:

Well hello tumblr

It’s been a while. Really have found myself with so much to say and so little time to say it.

There comes a time when we all must realise that, in the words of Edmund Burke, for evil to triumph all good men need to do is nothing.

It seems to me that the current coalition…

1st October 2013


I’ve never understood why estate agents seem to unanimously think that the best way to show off the qualities of a room is to take photos of corners!!  Utterly bizarre behaviour!

1975, collaborative artists Gilbert & George produced a photo series “Dusty Corners” which they described as “absolutely hopeless, dead, grey, lost”. How wonderful that almost 40 years later their work is being so faithfully recreated by useless real estate agents the world over. The only difference is that these modern versions are, if anything, even worse.

1st October 2013

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

List of reasons why a room would have to contain a bucket and be almost entirely laminated:
1. Bad reasons.

Breaking Bad :)

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

List of reasons why a room would have to contain a bucket and be almost entirely laminated:

1. Bad reasons.

Breaking Bad :)

26th September 2013

Green MP Caroline Lucas charged over anti-fracking protest →

Voltaire said “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” 

This is utterly disgusting, and a clear indicator of who actually rules in this country. Our human right to object to corporations destroying our land, water, air and future security for profit is being dismantled with terrifying speed. We need to fight this.

21st September 2013

Hi Esther

I have just been given the go ahead to run Community Development Award at OCN Level 3 under the QWEST programme.

The course is delivered over a 10 week timescale at 4 hours per week and covers 3 Units
1. Community Development Values and Processes
2. Community group dynamics
3. Social Inequality, injustice and Diversity in communities

Further detail can be access from the Agored Cymru site at www.agored.org.uk/default.aspx?id=497&qualid=132

This course is FREE for people who are unemployed and economically inactive and NOT on the WORK PROGRAMME and live in Heads of the Valleys areas.

I am also able to offer this training and qualification to employed people at a charge of £250 per person. This qualification will prove invaluable for people wanting to gain employment in the community sector.

In addition I am able to offer a Level 1 qualification in Community Development which is delivered over a 4 week period at 5 hours per week. This qualification is for people who would like to make the first steps into understanding the Nature of Community Development

I will shortly produce a leaflet / poster but for now if you know anyone who might benefit please get them to call me on 01443 682312. I need just 2 more people minimum for the Level 3, and 3 people for the Level 1.

My aim is to start both courses week commencing September 30th on a day and time that suits each group.

— email I just had from my uncle Paul……

13th September 2013

Mum and Dad’s house has probably never heard music like this before!!! :)

Tagged: musicspotify

Source: Spotify

5th September 2013

Two tracks in and I think this could easily become my new favourite album! Can’t stop dancing - not good as I’m trying to focus on cleaning!

Tagged: musicspotify

Source: Spotify

29th July 2013

Cover up or lose out, Co-operative warns lads' mags →