15th August 20

watched a documentary on Netflix about Jeffrey Epstein. My God what a man, demonic in his cruelty. his premature death in prison denied his victims the satisfaction of seeing him in jail.  Was it suicide? was he murdered?  It’s scary what money can buy , and who it can buy…

 

Talking about buying…I go on ebay. it’s a kind of hobby. Sometiems i buy things, but mostly I try and sell things, in fact i have sold books, videos, DVDs, furniture, shoes, bricabrac, all sorts of things. I sold a guitar the other day.  Trouble with ebay  sometimes the headaches are not worth the effort; occasionally the irem never arrived, then you get complainers. So I just got a whinger – the buyer’s not happy with the guitar I sent him, says there’s a scratch on it that wasn’t on the original listing.  Ok fair enough, but  the way this person is wording his message I can tell’s he/she’s like trying to almost blackmail me into giving him a discount, cos the alrenative is he sends the guitar back to me and i provide the buyer with a refund – as well as pay for his postage. Fuck it – send it back if you’re not happy !

 

This afternoon i did a 15 minute chat on Radio Cymru – it was a sports programme, but as there is no sports at the moment they decided to have a comedy guest on for a change.  In the end it went fine, i talked about a diverse range: from Grimaldi the clown to the recent Scottish bill on Hate crime. But it wasn’t easy getting the chat up and running – problems with Skype. twice it broke down due to some technical chicanery. In the end we forewent technology and opeted for the old fashion. No i’m not talking about smoke signals – though that might have been more efficient – and did it over the phone.

 

 

 

 

29th July (yesterday)

some good news to illuminate the crap. In fact an amazing piece of good fortune came my way.

I was in the magistrates court Swansea yesterday to plead guilty to not one, not two, but three speed camera offences, that’s nine points on top of the nine i already have on my much worn driving license.

The case had already been adjourned twice due to the Covid, and adjourned once because i wanted to have the case conducted in the welsh language. (It’s my right don’t you know…..obviously this works much better as i can speak welsh. If i was non -welsh speaking but asked for the case to be done in welsh i’m not sure how it would go; there’d be one translator for me , to put what i say into welsh, and then another translator, to translate it back into englsih for the judge!)

Anyway, in a case like this the accused (or offender ) gets the opportunity to ask for compassion from the magistrates. If you have the money you can pay for a lawyer to do that for you. Bugger that….I took my chances on my own.

But i didn’t believe i had any chance. None whatsoever. I mean, 9 points is a lot – i reckoned they’d give me a longer than 6 month ban for that – 6 months being the standard length for a 3 point offence. And the law – you know – is THE LAW.  It wants to make an example of you, teach you a lesson etc

However, to cut to the chase – but not at a speed exceeding the limit – I was not given a ban, just the fine.

I haven’t yet fully appreciated how lucky i have been here.   Yes i do feel some relief and joy , but not really proportional with the ‘get out’ I ‘ve been given.  I should be in shock,  – maybe the Covid contributed to the moood of the magistrates.  Maybe they’d had a nice luch. And they certainly asked me quite a few questions, not just about my comedy work – which is currently dead-  but also about the talks I do in schools where i act as a role model for entrepeneurs of the future. I think they could see that my car is essential for stuff like that.

 

It’s been a fortunate week in more than one way

 

More to come.

 

 

July….23rd , 2020

hey ho

Tune into Radio Cymru on August 9th, 6.30 – Diogi (Laziness)…it’s welsh language…they would do subtitles, but on the radio that sort of makes it english.

Coincindences…always been a big fan. Used to read books about it – a good one is Jung’s Synchronicity.  Do coincidences have any significance? that is the question, or are they random events, and ae bound to happene becasue that’s what the law of averages dictates ?

That could be true, i don’t know – what ? do i look like i have a degree in physics ? I hope not because I’ve spent years trying to cultivate a non-science look.

Anyway, when a coincidence happens i always get a frissant of electricty run through me. But , you know, if it’s a really unsual chance event, – like the odds are stacked against it so high it seems impossible – when that happens it makes me think Wow….is that a sign!!??

So me and Eleri are watching a DVD, of a film called Come Home Little Sheba…it’s a hearbreaking American drama from the 50’s.  It’s also an american disc, and i’ve had it in the house about 3 years without playing it til this evening. It’s only recently i  had the means to play it, as i just bought a DVD player for multi region discs.

We watch the film, and it’s great. I ordered this relatively obscure film from Amazon. I must have ssen a reference to it somewhere, but it’s very difficult to come by; i ain’t never seen it on the box, and not available as a UK disc…quite rare it seems.

After we watch it we go downstairs – (the DVD player is in the bedroom Eleri having done out the spare room nice) – then we have supper, and we watch something else on TV  (I think we watch too much stuff)….Anyway, as I’m watching the tv an advert comes on the Talking Pictures channel for a film they’re showing next week..,fuck me it’s Come Home Little Sheba. I mean, you wouldn’t believe how long i’ve been waiting to see that film – well actually you might – but the fact is the DVD was gathering dust at the bottom of a pile, and it’s like, one day one day…thinking if i don’t get round to watching it i’ll never ever see the film.

And there, on the same day i fianlly get around to watching it….it comes up on TV.

SHhhhiiisshhhhkebabs

As to what if any significance that has in my life….who knows? But it might mean something. Not sure if the content of the film has anything to do with…like i was meant to watch that story for some reason