February update

Well, it’s been a while since I found the time to post here. Life has been busy. Working hard and shortly I’ll be moving house. I’m leaving my lovely little flat and going home. I have a house in the town which I have been renting out for the last 18 months or so. I was contemplating moving back and had my hand forced last month when my tenant handed in her notice. If it’s true that everything happens for a reason, then maybe this is one of those things. I was thinking about it, but then it happened anyway.

I’m happy about the change and looking forward to getting ‘home’. For the first time in a really long time I have the means to make my home somewhere I am comfortable and content. Financially I’m better off now than I have ever been and the change to the old house is going to save me money each month; money I can put towards making some changes to the house.

It’s going to be a work in progress and it won’t happen overnight. I want to get in and settled before I start making decisions about what I am going to change or fix or work on. I’ll endeavour to keep this blog up-to-date with what I am planning – if you’re at all interested.

So there we are; February’s update. Next time I post here I’ll be back in my little house. Happy. Content. Smiling.

Common Enemy

I am not anti-Muslim. I am anti-terror, anti-murder, anti-injustice. The news coming out of the Middle-East is the murder, the cruel, barbaric, horrific, murder of a Jordanian Pilot, Moaz al-Kasasbeh. He was burned alive to serve a political purpose. This is terrorism.

Something needs to be done. Action needs to be taken. The time for rhetoric and words is at an end. ISIS isn’t listening. It isn’t paying any attention to the Free World. It doesn’t care about us and will never be drawn to the negotiating table. We have here an organisation whos sole purpose is to carve out a regime which kills – gratuitously and terribly – innocents. Civilians, men, women, children; none are free to live their lives under the Islamic State unless they do so under the strict rules and laws mandated by ISIS.

At what point will we, the Western Allies with our friends in the Arab Nations decide that enough is enough and wage war against ISIS? At what point will we finally decide that we cannot allow the cancer of ISIS to fester in the world? This is not al Qaeda, it is much, much, bigger and scarier than that. Militants and terrorists supporting this cause live in our towns and cities, in our neighbourhoods. They seek to undermine our way of life. They seek to kill us for daring to not live in the way they deem to be correct.

It’s time to bring to bear the full weight of the world’s military strength against ISIS. To root out this evil wherever it may fester. Only then will we be able to live in peace and not fear.