Woken up again to no update with regard to my pension, a process I began in early February and still don’t have the forms to send to Teacher’s Pensions. So I sent a little poem by email to some company people:
We complain about ‘due process’ and increasing bureaucracy and ‘red tape’ and much of it is directed at the state and it’s local representatives. Little is made of the bureaucratic bollocks and ‘due process’ employed by the ‘efficient’ private companies which is worse than state and public institutions. So I’ve created what I think is a pretty nifty website. Trouble is I can’t work out how to ‘activate’ it and get it ‘online’. I have emailed the website builder company I’ve signed up with a number of times with a variety of questions and have only received automated replies so far. Is this their ‘due process’?
Why don’t we have a rewind button? I thought of something really interesting to write a few minutes ago and it’s disappeared. Where do these thoughts go to?
So, now it’s late afternoon and I’ve received a report from the occupational health doctor who’s amended his original report based on my consultant’s report. It’s more supportive but still quite a lot of fence sitting, hopefully will be enough but I can still see initial rejection looming and an appeal process, although …………Always look on the bright side.
What are the odds on on Milliband D being Labour leader come the next election?
Shorter odds on kim il grinning gargoyle still dominating the ukippers.
Well, it comes to something when that Mr Steve Hilton, former condom adviser, writes a book that includes such stuff as: “Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate it’s privileges”, “outrageous that we should tolerate a situation where people work incredibly hard yet can’t earn enough to live on” and suggests that for a cut in business tax, companies pay a living wage. Didn’t hear anything like this from Labour pre-election and likewise from the ‘leadership candidates’. Any chance they will?
Still missing me Grauniad, at least had the New Statesman today and I’ve read almost all of it already. It feels good holding real paper, even though it’s a magazine.
Cooking a paella tonight, have already made a pudding called vla, it’s Dutch. Got the idea of making it from a fellow crabber at yesterday’s new view do, also gave him a pot of unction for him to try. I’ll miss the new view do when it finishes in 2 week’s time. Kate says I’ve been noticeably less snappy and angry, which is good.
Kate coping well with Jaike’s impending departure for Australia, we’re having visits from various family members and a beach party next weekend.
Keep on keeping on, love Duncan.