Today is Saturday 2nd October

It’s cloudy and cold today. The heating is ‘on’ but won’t run unless temperatures inside drop below 18º C (65 F). Overnight when we are tucked up in bed, the minimum is set for 15º C (59 F).

We’ve had a mini field trip to get cold /flu remedies before the shelves are stripped as they were last year and visit the post office where I can top up my phone. Town was not too busy, and although there was only one person at the counter and no queue, I had to wait about 10 minutes as like me, she had a variety of things to do, including posting a parcel to Ireland.
I have no idea when the last posting dates are for items to be sent abroad, but with current events, I have got in early as you can guarantee the fuel shortage and everything else will have a knock on effect on mail deliveries.
The forthcoming winter here in the UK is looking extremely bleak, and with the latest Government plan to add an extra tax on gas energy bills now, more people already on the breadline will be struggling.
Benefits are also being cut, and the head of the DWP (Department of Works and Pensions) has suggested that those who have lost the £20 a week Universal Credit top up should work an extra 20 hours a week to compensate.
The stupid cow has no concept that some of those people are out of work, others cannot work an extra 20 hours because of other commitments………. like having a family to look after……… and those who could would currently lose 63p of every pound they earn over a certain amount as it would be deducted from their benefits.
Add into the equation that our Caring Conservative party are pushing for homes to have alternative heating methods to gas anyway, and installation of these so called ‘energy saving pumps’ is upwards of £11,000.
It’s all very well homes being all electric, but when there is no power, what happens? Yeah, no heat and you can’t cook a hot meal either.
Then another little snippet says that council tax bills are likely to rise by 25% (they say over the next three years, but you can guarantee it will equate to more than that in that time frame).
Ah well, at least I know where my State Pension will be going then.
Rant over, so as always, take care and keep safe everyone.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Today is Saturday 2nd October

  1. I think that it was inevitable that the governments were all going to take steps to cut back on benefits and other social grants post the covid lockdowns. I think that the coffers are pretty empty on a world-wide basis. We have problems here too.

  2. murisopsis says:

    Same is happening here too. At least there isn’t a tax on food in my state – yet…

  3. rugby843 says:

    Sounds like old war times but Covid is a war.

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  4. The US has the same issues. The people with money are okay, those without are losing hope.

  5. Carol anne says:

    And I thought Ireland was bad!
    I think the UK has it worse! 🙂

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