Oh well I don’t need reminding never have, never will ,actually don’t want to be perfect. Anyone who thinks they are doesn’t belong in my world or anyones really, should they? If you are so perfect it’s the same really as being at the top only one way to go and that’s DOWN.
So me I’d rather be a little less than and then I can go up or if you are really rock bottom then it’s a given you really can only go onwards and upwards….so where would you rather sit?
This week has been a bad week really and for some just awful in fact words cannot express just how awful…I do not want to dwell on this not because I don’t feel sorrow, pain and all those others feelings and I do.
But because I will not feed the monsters.
Sitting at my desk the other day (The above is the view from my desk) my grand son came in ” Nannie , Nannie did you know that in America they have one day, well 12 hours when they can do anything..they can steal, kill anything they want and they will not get into trouble.”
“That’s not true, Aston”
“Yes it is I read it”
” No, that would never happen”
He was insistent! So I asked my friend ” Mr Google” and it’s a film set in 2022.
This turned into an ideal opportunity for me to explain because he was so insistent that he had read it. Showing him..in black and white that it was and also explaining that it was very unlikely to become fact.
Explaing to him that if a friend came up to him and told him this and persuaded him it was true and then you persuaded another friend and this is how people are brain washed into believing an untruth and also doing something they never would .
He had read it but not read it properly or had read a piece of script from the film and believed it to be true. We had a very good chat on how someone who was clever, articulate could influence a young person into doing something that would normally be against his principles and that he would know was wrong by manipulation..it made it easy for me as I saw the opportunity as he was so very insistent that he was correct, to initiate this chat and it was very timely given what is in the news lately, about young impressionable people who are being indoctrinated by very clever people into believing whatever they want them to and that is scary.
I know that a lot of young people don’t talk to their elders as it’s not cool, but I try really hard to pick up on little pointers both good and bad to help illustrate my point and what I think is the right way and hopefully he will talk about things to his old nan for some time to come as it must be every parents and grand parents biggest nightmare that their children will be influenced by something or someone who is less than desirable. Scary world isn’t it especially given the freedom of information over the internet now.
Yes you can use parental controls but I believe it’s better to let them see within limits and guidelines just what is going on in that big scary world out there. Because we won’t always be there to guide and nurture so we need to take responsibility so that they know right from wrong and not be a sheep.
I always used to say to my kids ” don’t ever come and tell me that you did something because someone told you too. Do it because you want to and have the courage of your convictions.”
And it’s true. Anyway I have preached enough , the good part of my week has been I have pickled more onions, made Mango Chutney and at this moment in time have pastry chilling because I am making Quiche and dinner tonight is Jacket Potatoes, Quiche and salad..well I am having just the Quiche and salad without the jacket.
A change for me as I always eat Thai Food but haven’t had Quiche for eons so am going to enjoy!
With a nice chilled white it will be lovely.
No recipes this week because I just haven’t but there will be in my next blog.
Love you all and if any of you had or lost loved ones in any atrocities this week then may God give you peace and I am so sorry for your losses.
Until next time love you all xxx.