Ukraine and the EU

Ukraine,  a massive beautiful country based in eastern Europe on the coast of the black sea. Ukraine possesses beautiful cities such as Kiev and Lviv. Everyone I know who has been to Ukraine tells me of how much of a beautiful place it is and how Kiev is a wonderful city. Ukraine has a deep rich history and has a unique culture. There is lots to see is Ukraine and has many wonders!  

This country has had to much bad publicity over the years!  Now is the time for good publicity!  Now is the time to see the beauty of Ukraine!  The winners of the Eurovision song contest and a land of beautiful landmarks and music!

The Carpathian moutains are a true beauty of nature! Ukraine has a mix of beautiful cities and beautiful nature and beautiful people. There is the beautiful St Sophias cathedral in Kiev a magnificent site for everyone to witness. 

In Ukraine the spring onwards has beautiful warm weather all through summer and come the autumn has the romance of beautiful snowfall and a warm cosey atmosphere. It is a hidden treasure of Europe!! 

This is a country that has suffered so deeply in history. Yet recently it wished to join the EU but for trouble to once again get in the way. 
This country fought for independence from the soviet union and won. Yet Russia has interfered in their quest to join the EU and damaged their chances by sending the country into a civil war. 

This country should be allowed to join the EU!  The Ukraine is an independent democratic nation which the people should be allowed to decide its course. There should be no interference from other nations. 

The people of Ukraine are no better or worse than the rest of us. They should not be forgotten about!  They should be allowed visa free travel into Europe and to see the world and have the same work and living oppurtunities and freedom of movement oppurtunity as the rest of Europe!  

I believe tariff free trade would benefit this country greatly and help it grow and prosper into the nation it deserves to be. I believe the people of Ukraine have a lot to offer Europe. So lets help these people to have the same rights as others!! 

Let this beautiful independant country be given the same chance as the rest of the countries in the EU!!  Allow this nation to be given a chance to prosper and grow with the same EU deals as the rest of Europe!!

The Ukraine has been trodden on so much in history by Russians trying to starve them to death in the 1930s and worse by Hitler’s Germany. These people deserve a chance to live free on the same dream and path as the rest of Europe. How can we let these people be trapped between the EU and Russia?  How can we not hear their voices?  These people deserve to have their rights heard and their human rights respected. The people deserve to be free of a poverty they have been made to suffer. 

I know western Ukraine supports Europe and Eastern Ukraine more Russia but why cant there be a deal with both?  Ukraine is independant enough to make its own deals and associations. Why should politics be allowed to get in the way of humanity?

Now is the time for Ukraine to grow and prosper and be a great nation!  Now is the time for Ukraine to have a good economy and the people living happily!! Now is the time for Ukraine to uprise and be great once again!!  Now is the time for Ukraine stand together in the European community side by side living the same as all Europe! 

So if you believe in the will of people and not to let them be ignored then support Ukraine!  Let the people decide! Let them be truly Europe!! Let the beauty of Ukraine be seen and felt by us all in Europe and let them be treated like true Europeans!! 

Second EU Referendum

Recently I have become aware of how unhappy this country has become,  how divided we have become due to the EU referendum. I am calling for a second referendum. Please read on.. 

Last time both campaigns were weak and no one knew the true facts. The leave campaign spun just good positives and hid away bad negatives which have since come forward making the leave vote look a disaster. 

The remain campaign was so weak it stood no chance. In my eyes David Cameron did very little. He made no effort to convince people. He showed no real facts of the doom of leaving and going to an EU meeting for reforms on behalf of the British people who wanted reforms he came back with a blank piece of paper basically dissapointing many.  This sealed his fate before the EU referendum ballot papers had even been looked at by the British. 

I understand the leave campaigns vote. We want tighter border controls. This isn’t aimed at good people wishing to come here to work. This isn’t aimed at students. We welcome you!  We want you here!  It is aimed at the minority who wish to abuse our benefit system. At them who come here for bad reasons and many do. We want to filter them out. The EU wasn’t allowing. But this isn’t a good enough reason abandon the EU and punish the whole UK.  To me it was a protest against the EU laws. I spoke to many people who have said ‘I voted leave – but I didn’t seriously think we would’ therefore perhaps it wasn’t never a true intention of many and more of a protest etc. 

I also understand the remain vote.  We want our EU workers here. We want our european neighbours to visit and work and study. We need you!  We want our visits to european destinations in the sun also. We want our tariff free trade. We want freedom to go into europe also and enjoy the wonderful cities of europe. 

So now we are all aware of the true facts not dealt to us before hand – I call for a second referendum so the British can truly decide Britain’s fate aware with all the facts and not just one or two silly quotes. 

Peoples lives and livelyhoods depend on this. It must now be done again to save a nation from total ruin and collapse. We cannot allow a grudge between us and Europe. We dont want to be seen as ignorant. We are tolerant and welcome all who wish to do good here. 

Many people have foreign girlfriends/boyfriends and husband/wifes and they have been left with a bad taste in their mouth. It is damaging relations. Peoples jobs and study programs are in jeopardy from this. The vote needs to be genuine and with honesty and no lies spun! We dont want to alienate our EU nationals and other nationalities who live here. We dont want to push our tourism away either. This is a proud nation who welcomes all! 

People say ‘oh they won’t give us a second referendum’ well why not?  This is a country of the people!!  If we want one and have enough support they cant forbid us our right!  We want a second referendum! We need to save the country we are all so proud of!  This is our island we dont want it ruined!  We want to be a proud nation again. Lets make it right. Lets save Britain!

Non of us truly wish for Scotland to leave the UK either. This is the United Kingdom. They voted to stay in the UK and the EU. People are being alienated here and the nation is being divided into many sections. We want it to stay as it is – United!  So the government needs to grant us a second referendum!!  If they care for Britain and the British people they shall grant it. We need the support to put it to them!! 

So now we are all aware of the facts. Lets go and vote again!  Whatever the outcome is the finale of referendums. If we vote leave again we have left. If remain wins then we remain.  This will be the final outcome and we must all accept the outcome. Make it a strong campaign! Find the non voters and bring their vote!  Come on everyone your country needs you!  The future needs you!  The people need you! 

So we are all aware of the facts now and we want a second referendum and why not?  Lets save Britain! Lets have a second referendum!!  

The Childs eye

Have you ever stopped and thought about the reflections in a Childs eye? 

What are we exposing children to?  What are we letting them see and not caring towards it? 

The reflections in a Childs eye we see bombs and explosions and wars how can we allow such innocent amazement to be subjected to mankinds worse terrors? 

A childs eye sees hate of man for man. The anger filled rage of humans desperate for power. The innocent hearts of children are being filled with hate and the sights of death. Should they not allowed to be innocent children? Should they not be allowed to be kept safe and grow happy and live happy? Is the Childs heart now filled with terror? 

A Childs eye sees warzones and battles and evil taking place before them. Where is the love of this world for the children to see? 

A Childs eye sees ongoing war of which they see no end. How can they have any hope for the future? How can our generations allow them to live through this? 

A Childs eye sees such anger,  hatred and violence. What must they think of the world they live in?  What must they think of the adults of this world and humanity? Why are the adults not considering the children? Why are they not thinking of the mess they make of which the children have to grow up in and sort out? 

The eyes of children are being made to hate and dislike and to feel and experience expressions and feelings that dont belong in the magical kingdom of children. 

So next time you see the reflection in a Childs eye,  hope it isn’t followed by tear drops, a fearful cry on sight of seeing humanitys evil, of seeing people die. 

They say love conquers all,  and now is the time love must conquer for the future,  the present is shrouded in evil. 

Evil like the present evil should be banished forever and children of today should be able to say one day ‘I grew up in such terror,  but for today and the future is such paradise’ and for their children and the future generations. May peace reign with such majestic grace. 

We as adults must make the future safe now and bring forward peace so the children of the future can grow without fear and hate and instead embrace the love of humanity and travel this beautiful world happily and be welcomed by everyone. 

For the kingdom of children – must become the kingdom of mankind. 

Mothers day

When mothers day comes around we must always remember why we are here…because our beautiful mothers carried us safely into the world and gave us breath!  They protected us as small babies and children and raised us to be the people we have become today. Where would we be without our mothers?? 

We must always be thankful and grateful to this one entity we call mum who loves us unconditionally even if over the years we have been outrageous at times and stupid they have always stood by us! 

When times are hard!  Mum truly is the word.  Mums are like our own angels on Earth who we turn to upon call when we need them. For without mums where would we be?  They are the true rulers of the planet and the guides of all mankind. They raise us and guide us into the people we become.  

So behind every great person is definitely a great woman and that person is our mothers. I dont know what my life would of been like if I didn’t have my mum what about yours? 

So I shall bring her flowers today to show my appreciation of being blessed to have a mother and to of known my mother.  I couldnt of asked for a better mother even though we all think the same of our mothers.  In my eyes she is the best.  

So make the most of mothers day!  Show them what they mean to you and how fantastic they are.  Never take them for granted and make the most of your mother everyday! 

A childhood home

For me walking into my nanas house as a child was like walking back in time. Into a bygone yesteryear.  There was ornaments and clocks and furniture from a time which pre-dated my life almost double. My nana lived in a traditional English house which most people lived in at the time. A two up,  two down terrace house. The front door stepped straight out onto the street and out the back was a nice yard.  

To me looking back to when I was a child my grandmother’s house was a magical place.  A place I spent alot of my childhood in the summer holidays when my nana used to take care of me and my brother when mum went to work.It holds sentimental value. I had never known my grandad he had died 8 years before I was born but I always felt like he was still there in some way.  

Now to me this house was peaceful and relaxing but it hadn’t always been like that. It was steeped deep in family history and my nan had lived there since she was roughly 18 with my grandad. 

Houses were not what they are now. Standards are not the same as now.  My nana used to have to battle mice and cockroaches reguarly as this was a common thing. This was the 1930s and standards were not so great.  There was an outside toilet. The whole idea of an outside toilet to me seems like a long way in history and madness as to how anyone could live like that!  But that was the times and the normal!  My mum once told me of how horrible it was going outside to the toilet in the middle of a cold bleak mid winters night. I am so lucky to live in such advanced times.  

World war two had broken out and my grandad had volunteered for the navy to help fight the nazi war machine.  This was a time of hardship not realized in most modern british minds and lives. My nan has been left at home alone to survive alone with a young daughter during the early years of the war.  I often remember her telling me of during some air raids she and my aunty as a very young girl possibly two or three years old would hide in the pantry under the stairs. This pantry was there throughout all the time I visited and to me it was a little area under my nans stairs with the entry into the pantry in the kitchen where she kept a few boxes of storage and a hoover.  But I bet alot of emotion was contained within that small space of time.  Emotions such as worry and anger and panic and sadness.  A place of a flickering candle in the black out and the sounds of bombs dropping and the sounds of the planes going over. Once a bomb landed close by and blew the windows outwards.  I cannot imagine all this happening within the walls I spent many a happy time and many nights staying over as a child. 

Over time as the years passed my nan had 9 children all born in the same front bedroom overlooking the street outside. Once I helped my uncle decorate the front room and there was remains of another time under the paper.  There was names on the wall and markings where my mum and her eight siblings had been doing a height chart with each name against their height carved into the wall. This was probably lost in time from the 1950s and 60s and once again shown itself in the mid 1990s.  Where had these times gone?  Time had flew by fast.  

Here is a family history steeped deep. Life’s had been played out here and events and situations and emotions had unfolded amongst so many different people.  There was happy times and there was sad times.  My nan suffered the loss of my grandad.  He died young especially by todays standards and was robbed of many happy years.  

But there was many happy christmas times as well.  As a young child myself my nana cooked for the whole family. For such a small house at least 30 of us managed to fit in on Christmas day to share Christmas dinner together.  How my nana in her 70s managed to Cook for that many people I will never know and at the time maybe never appreciated but looking back she has my full on respect for such an achievement year after year.

I cannot imagine 8 children all sleeping in one room.  My mum and her sisters all shared the front bedroom.  This was common for big families to do so at one time. Im not sure if today it is allowed I dont know but then it was normal. So many childhoods were spent here. Children and many grandchildren spent hours in the house and many slept over in the same front bedroom.  I always detected a presence in the front bedroom perhaps it was energies passed from many and memories and time showing itself. 

Sadly my nan passed away at the age of 98 and the house which had remained within my family for 80 years had to be sold.  Now its for a new family and a new beginning, era and time and I often wonder – do the new owners know the memories of so many different people which were within them four walls?  Did they know exactly how many people were born into the room they now possess as a quiet room in their home and exactly how many childhoods were spent there of people who have long since grown up? 

The aunty who my nana sat in the pantry as a young child also grew up and grew old into her 70s and has passed away. She had lived her whole life and she came and she went in the flicker of time. My nana had been born many years before her and outlived her oldest daughter by a further four or so years before nan died.  So now they are back together and I wonder if the shadows of time will replay and the echoes of them memories of them two in the pantry still linger? Them two together again in time.  

Perhaps them energies of that home and memories will linger within them walls forever and within the hearts of those who know how much the house in sentimental value it was really worth… 

Lost relatives

Its a sad day when someone’s life comes to an end.  When their story is over and their is no more chapters. They have ran out of time. Everyone has a story to tell, a beautiful life.  I often wonder what tales people had to tell which sadly were never heard.  

Sadly we take people for granted. Example being my grandparents. I loved them but didn’t always make the time I should of to of seen them more. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.  I just thought that they would be here forever. I imagined time would stand still and no one would ever leave. Sadly this is not the case.  But I am left warm by tales of their amazing life and in some ways their true love stories etc.  A photo album keeps them alive and the flame of their memory lit.  

Once my father did a family tree and it was fascinating.  There was people I didn’t know had existed related to me and had long since been forgotten about in time.  It had breathed life back into these people.  They had resurfaced once again.  I often wonder what their lives were like.  I began to wonder what events had taken place and happiness and of suffering and hardship.  Had they always been happy?  It had brought a life long since forgotten back to life.  It felt magic and brought my imagination forward and sent it running wild.  Who were they? What did they do for work and who was their family?  I imagined them in my minds eye. It was fascinating.  I even wrote a story I published online about my fathers great grandmother Celia and her life that we knew of. She was the one who interested me the most.  Her life was shrouded in mystery.  We never managed to find out who fathered her child.  In them days it was great shame to have a child out of wedlock. Who was he?  What had happened to her?  How and when did she die?  This we shall never know as it is lost in history as hard as we tried to find out.  But she fascinated me.  We knew she was a domestic serveant.  So I wrote a story using my imagination to answer the mystery of her life.  

Also my hero happens to be my grandfather who I never met.  He had died 8 years before I was born and to me he was a war hero who sailed the seven seas for king and country in world war two.  I never met him but he makes me proud.  Who is your hero in your family tree?  We will all find a figure of inspiration and interest somewhere.  

Are we like any of these people?  Do we possess their looks or traits, habbits and interests and behaviours? I believe somewhere within our genetics is surpressed passed on memories from our ancestors we dont know how to unlock. Perhaps as genetics are passed on perhaps so are memories and knowledge of certain things. Maybe it explains phobias etc.

So we should never take people for granted. Not just relatives but those close to us and who we have known since children.  No one is here forever.  No one gets out of life alive. So we must make the most of great people and be thankful for them and make most of the time we have together.  

I wish I had the chance to say goodbye to my grandparents.  They are the only ones I will ever have.  Sadly the past is forever locked in regret. 

So what I always remember is that no matter what part of the world we are from, no matter how much propoganda is spread against people. We all have parents and grandparents and ancestors of which all have fascinating tales to tell. No ones history is better than anyone elses and we must all be proud of the great people who went before us as we are made up of them people who we are today.  They still exist within us and live on through us.  

So if you still have parents and grandparents make the most of them and in your own way tell them what they mean to you.  They won’t be here forever and always wonder… What magical stories exist within your family tree? 

Scottish referendum

Once again the issue of the scottish referendum has rose its head.  Nicola Sturgeon has publically called for the second vote to make scotland independent from the UK since Brexit. She wants Scotland to remain in the EU and leave the UK.  

Is this a good idea?  Is Nicola Sturgeon seeking her own glory and on a power trip on her own and could doom the Scottish people to an uncertain future? 

Afterall the EU is at the worse it has been.  There is belief the French want to leave, alot of Italians dont like the EU, the Dutch want a referendum also. What if the EU collapses?  It is made up of alot of very weak democracies. Where would this leave Scotland?  Should Scotland link itself to countries like Greece and others which has seeked a bail out and gone bankrupt. Has the EU done these countries any good?  Greece blames the EU for its downfall. The founder of western civilisation in such a mess. 

I believe that Scotland would best staying in the UK.  Staying amongst the same island it belongs to mixed with the same ancestral history. We all share British blood together. We are all isolated together.  We are one!  Example I am from England and I have irish blood, I love the nature of Wales and Scotland. 

We are all mixed and share a heritage. Why does Scotland wish to be seperate from their English and Welsh relations? Alot of us have families mixed within the three home nations why divide it?  they should push for UK reforms and now is a good time to do it. Parliament needs massive renovation and I think a new building further north should be chosen to represent us all. 

Scotland must make sure they  dont vote on patriotic historical events.  This is ancient history. Does anyone want a border crossing from England to Scotland?  No this will damage many businesses and profit and trade within each other. Tourism into Scotland will be damaged as English won’t want the border crossing issue.  We should not be looking to divide the island but bring it closer together.  We dont want borders and divides we want togetherness.  We have had a wall between us before let that be the only time we are divided!!  

If Scotland stays in the EU then immigrants will enter Scotland for free…and gather at the border to pass into England.  Does Scotland want a jungle camp like the one in Calais on its soil?  Scotland alone is weaker,  England and Wales alone are weaker!  Stay together.  Scotland must remember as much as they love their nation that London holds massive finance,  is a european city powerhouse of which Scotland doesn’t possess. London whether they like it or not could be a massive allie to the scottish nation more than Brussels and Berlin.  Will Scotland be helped by Brussels or will they see it as a UK issue?  Wondering why England cant help?  This is one island and the scots might be seen as UK anyhow by the eyes of europe.  

If Scotland must demand a vote and push for another referendum they must fight for another EU referendum before a scottish one. This is your home island. Your British race and relations and ancestry.  We have had too much time in history divided. The future should be as one.  

The United kingdom together is strong and can survive the current storm.  We must stay together as one! 

One island,one people,  one name – Britannia!  Rule Britannia!