I hope all BIB readers, councillors and all, have a wonderful Christmas. I am going to take a few days off.
This afternoon I have been royally entertained by my really lovely Romanian neighbours and am now a little the worse for wear having imbibed a couple of glasses of their local liquer. They said it was not very alcoholic but it’s a good job I do not need to drive anywhere.
Their generosity is unbelievable; when I mentioned that Santa was not going to bring my grand daughter the rocking horse she craves (space considerations!) they immediately presented me with one their own daughter no longer used. It was in as new condition and they took a lot of persuading that it was a gift too far.
Time spent with them listening to how us English, Bexley council and police too, treat them and how the family females cannot leave their own house without a male escort to protect them makes me very very ashamed of my country.
Not all Romanians are work shy pickpockets and victims of crime do not deserve to be arrested by Bexley police or abused by Bexley council. Nobody does.
Maybe 2015 will bring improvements. Bah humbug!