Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Double On Summer Solstice Day 21-06-15

I began my day very early in order to walk around the streets of a very quiet Manchester . This gave me chance to get some sunrise pictures . Seemed no point in going back to bed .
So I went to the flat got dressed in a more presentable manner , went for a marvellous breakfast and then came across another solstice event ,Seems the 21st June is now the annual World Skateboarding Day . Meeting up with these youngsters was an eye opener . They were terrific  fun and dedicated to their sport ....

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Helena In Mancheter

It's ages since I blogged and there are many reasons .
First is I'm in Manchester and secondly, the time has been packed full .
Why Manchester? I'm a Mancunian and miss it very much. The open , friendly people. The proximity to the sea and so much more .
I will be returning to  Berlin but for the time being here I am . Hence zero  blogging .
My YouTube continues and I 'm also on a rather good photographic platform . Look up Polaroid Blip . Once in type BVFL33 in search and you will see what I have been doing .
Have always loved making videos and more or less got the editing skills to short films .YouTube will always be my passion.
My stills need a lot of improvement and Blip is helping here .Plus have met some great fellow Blippers . Now you see why the blog was neglected. Will try and drop in each week. For now here are two collages I made for Blip ....One the weekend I treated myself to a really super new Ukelele The other this week when I did a sponsored swim .
Looks like the Foxylady is turning into a Musical Mermaid .

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

attributed to "CordierColor" by Baude Cordier - Chantilly Manuscript. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

This wonderful heart says it all . It is almost impossible to count how many songs and pieces have music have been written in the name of love. This Valentines Day I will be at a special concert of just such. It is said that love makes the world go round and I agree.
Sharing and caring give our lives the X factor .
A Happy Valentine's Day to all .

Friday, February 06, 2015

John McCain, America's Answer to 'The Joker '

John McCain is lacking in diplomacy , manners and seemingly intelligence. Like so many he has no idea of how close geographically Russia is to Germany. Gung ho type that he is he thinks Chancellor Merkel should go in with guns blazing and wage war. McCain is like so many Americans unaware until 9/11 of the horrors of over head  bombers and war on their own land. Europe knows only too well. US makes war in far away countries , always leaving a mess behind.
For McCain to say , I quote :-
" I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They're the leaders, they're being governed by the industrial complex from Germany " Has to be a joke.
When one considers how big money and business call the tune in USA this is hilarious. As I pointed out, this guy is 'the Joker' 
Well said Karl_Georg Wellmann a leading CDU MP when he stated :-
"McCain would do better to ensure that the closest allies are no longer spied on " referring to the NSA who have made it their practise to snoop and spy on foreign leaders Frau Merkel included.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mass Murder Not Faith .

Once again this Islamic group who claim to have a peace loving faith have behaved in a manner no words can describe. No surprises then when yet again the masses of Muslims within Europe remain silent. The very same Muslims who threatened to break up a registered none violent demonstration in Dresden that was against the Islamisation of our countries are now mute. Should any "art work" re their beliefs appear watch them take to the street.
These silent Muslim masses of so called peace lovers, are as sick as the violent killers who are monsters , not humanity. Any decent peace loving human who can not take to the streets with dignity and declare that these actions done in the name of their faith, are in fact condoning. To date few have spoken out. A strange notion of peace.
Would there were more with the decency, courage and honesty of the Mayor of Rotterdam. * see previous post 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Islamic Hardliners Threaten Western Civil Rights .

So now Pegida , have been banned from a having a demonstration this evening due to death threats issued by those none peace loving Muslims who strive to remove the rights we enjoy as part of our every day life .Freedom of speech , discussion, to name but two .Wake up time Germany .
UK has suffered a great deal of such and here are but a few examples of what they can get away with .
1) Marks and Spencers are allowing Islamic till operators in their food hall to refuse to scan packed pork products or alcohol . They are not taking the sensible approach and keeping such people out of the food hall and in other departments .Why ? They are too afraid that they will be accused of discrimination.
2)BA will not allow any flight attendants to wear a cross for fear it is offensive to Muslims .
3)In LHR fully veiled women are allowed through passport control minus a face match passport check It is a fact that criminal Muslim men on the run have used this ploy to board flights out of Britain .
This faith is fast becoming a sick charade for many to manipulate the law and exert control .
Back down at this point to the bully tactics of IS and we are on the slippery road whereby that which is European, civilisation , culture , gender equality, freedom of expression  is in danger .
Nobody is against Islam what most Europeans do not want is Islamization of Europe .That is to say little or no integration , flouting our civil law whilst demanding Sharia law etc etc .
Read what Ahmed Aboutaleb ,Moroccan born Mayor of Rotterdam said to the many who seek to twist our society whilst demanding this and that :-) I conclude with a quote from his TV broadcast.
He had the courage to speak out to those Muslim who are involved in seeking violence .I quote :-)

"'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour).

'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.

'If you do not like it here because some humorists you don't like are making a newspaper, may I then say you can f*** off.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Pegida Is Not Violent It is Against Such .

So Mrs Merkel has a problem with Pegida as it seems  do  many of our very well protected , securely cushioned Politicians . In  the words of the song " when will they ever learn". European countries do have large Islamic populations who, in living here have all the benefits of our secular societies and democracy which include freedom of speech, press, tolerance of other faiths, intelligent criticism plus  debate . Over the last few years there has been a swell of fundamentalism within Islam beginning with overseas groups established within cultures where tolerance is unknown. Many have travelled, trained and attracted others who are seemingly enraptured by the concept of killing any and all who think differently to themselves. They have used the democracy of the West to spread their hate and loathing.
Recall 9/11, the London attacks including decapitation. The perpetrators , all Muslim .
Two hundred none Muslim Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by fundamentalist groups for uses that go against any decent faith , They have never been found .The list is endless .
As if this were not enough there is a growing demand for  Sharia Law by the so called peaceful Islamic population found  within European countries..
Residing  in a country necessitates  living by the civil law of that land. If that is intolerable then the answer is simple. Relocate to a land where Sharia law is the norm .
Since the murder of Charlie Hebdo  a blogger in Saudi Arabia has been brutally flogged for speaking against a certain prophet . Saudi Arabia has the right to do such as it has such a law. Is this what we want  in our freedom loving countries where a code of civil laws operates ?.. My own answer is no .
Pegida is not violent.  It seeks to ensure that our civil laws  are upheld by all. One look at the news , threats and actions will tell you where the violence and hate is to be found .Decent ordinary citizens within secular , tolerant Europe wish to ensure that our culture , our code of law is not tainted.
When I was a teacher in UK, religious education was and still is  part of the curriculum . The children were taught about  three main faiths. Imagine that being possible in any none secular Islamic country .
My question is where are the silent members of this faith . Their silence is marked .