Love & Relationships, Other Random Ramblings

Two ways to look at life….

My blog name has become a misnomer.  Every time I write a blog recently it goes into the ‘Rantings’ category.  That’s hardly the rose-tinted disposition I intended my blog to be.  Its become a space to rant about the political economic and social injustices facing the average person these days ; and my constant battle with the ‘professional’ world.

I initially tried to put a humorous slant on these posts.  Often I start them with the intention of writing a lighthearted look at blah blah blah and then my fingers do the slamming and before I know it I’ve drafted an essay that I should be presenting as evidence at an anger management course.  Along with the boxful of recently destroyed personal items that i have thrown, slammed, punched and stomped on whilst in various states of frustrated anger.  Most of which results from the apathy and incompetence of the fabled ‘customer service’ department.

These days I feel customer service departments should be assigned to the pile that includes mermaids, gods, father christmas  and fairy godmothers…because we’d like to believe in them , but deep down we know that they don’t actually exist!

Anyway I started looking at my recent posts on FB and Twitter to see how unhappy I have been.  Not that I need further clarification… the box of broken electronic items (phone, camera, laptop) by my desk are proof enough that I have been struggling to cope with the everyday that exists this January.there were approximately a million political posts: statements of horror and incredulity about President Arsewipe of the US of A , similar in relation to the Torys and their ill-treatment of the homeless; disabled and disadvantaged; outrage at the fuck-circus that is the mismanagement of Brexit; outrage at the stories of callousness from the DWP; despair at the destruction of our planet and the way the corporations hold the governments to ransom ensuring that we will never put our planet before profit; plastic waste; icecaps melting; animal cruelty; fracking; gun violence in America; knife violence in the UK; cuts to essential services; selling off of the NHS; lies, misdirection, propaganda… the general inability to access anything remotely factual…. yep I seem like I am entrenched in the entrenched in the depths of despair by our dysfunctional society.

However, and this is where I have to thank FB and Twitter for saving me from the precipice, I discovered that so many things had made me laugh AND SMILE…. and this is exactly how I am going to convert this rant into a rose-tinted blog post.  Enjoy…..

THIS HEADLINE!!!!!

MAN ACCUSED OF RAPING A COW CLAIMS IT IS THE REINCARNATION OF HIS DEAD WIFE

THIS …….

THIS GIG

A big open-air gig in tribute to Queen is coming to Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens

THIS MEASUREMENT OF MOOD

 

THIS GREAT AND SIMPLE IDEA

 

HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN ON OF THESE

THIS WOMAN…

FUNERAL OFFER

 

GOD HAVING A TWITTER ACCOUNT

THIS NEW AWARD FOR OUR B&B

PASTAFARIANS

We live to spread the love of Pasta and Pirates to the world in the name of His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Ramen.

AND THEN OF COURSE THERE’S MY WORDPRESS READER WITH A HOST OF FANTASTIC BLOGGERS TO ENJOY

– I’m struggling but determined to only list five (or so)

Katy Boo – The Random Jottings of a Woman Named Katy

Lisapomerantzster: Are We There Yet

Whatmyfridgesays – Inspiring The Colder Days Life Offers

Reflections From Me – Live Fearlessly Authentic

Foxy Wine Pocket

The Bloggess – Like Mother Teresa, Only Better

Endastories – Being a Dad Makes Me Mad, Sad and Truly Glad

OK, that was tough and its more than five… there are so many great bloggers who, when a new post pops up on my feed, I just have to stop and read

MY AMAZING TWEEPS OVER ON TWITTER (SOME OF WHO ARE ALSO AMAZING BLOGGERS) AND THE LINKY LOVE THEY SHARE

– again, I’m aiming to precis it down (10 or so) , I love them just because ……..

Tracey (AKA Mrs A ) @HooksandDragons

Rod @ModernDadPages

Ben @CaptainNutNut

Lucy @Lucy_at_Home

Alice @L2MyDaughter

Hayley @Mummy_Mindful

Lisa @Hugs_MH

Kelly @daydreamer_mum

Becky @cuddleFairy

Katy @followourpath

Fiona @fionaMorgan79

Kerry  @Cats_Herding

Katie @MummyinaTutu

Brian @StaroftheSea007

Chris @SussexStomach

OMG that was impossible, but at 15 I have to stop.  There are so many more Tweeps I love so please don’t be offended if you’re not on this list. xxx

AND MY WONDERFUL REAL LIFE FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO I TALK TO ON FACEBOOK.

AND THEN THERE’S  MY CREATIVITY

WHICH SOMETIMES EVADES ME IN THE FUG OF LIFE BUT NOT SO THIS WEEK….. MY LATEST WORK (STILL IN PROGRESS), PILLARS OF CREATION

So, as I said at the beginning , I’ve been struggling to look at life and write “rose-tinted” ramblings, but whilst writing this blog, I’ve realised there are two ways to look at life and I’m going to try harder (without losing my need to protest and obstruct), to look at it more often, the second way 😉

 

Lucy At Home UK parenting blogger

(7) Comments

  1. Thanks for the mention.

    I go through periods where everything I see and hear makes me angry and turns me into a bear with a sore head. Sometimes I have to step back or spend time with friends to alleviate this.
    COngratulations on your B and B award – fabulous and please post the link to where I can get that toilet brush. xx

    1. Berni Benton says:

      its terrible – half of me wants to hide away and ignore it all th other half wants me to stand up and shout from the rooftops
      oh and here you go – every loo should have one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Donald-Trump-Toilet-Brush-Original-Trump-Toilet-Brush-Make-Toilet-Great-Again-/283272310166?var=

      1. 😂🤣😂 he’s not even expensive

        I know exactly how you feel. Half of me wants to go protesting about everything

  2. All fun and games. I’m pretty much always at Bowie level 7. But I have a 3 year old, so is there any other level when they are that age? #BlogCrush

  3. Mashibaby says:

    I feel crappy too about life in general sometimes but when I see someone who also is going through it then I know we are normal!

  4. Ah i do love your blog. I’d not really notice your veer towards the rant as I’m usually sat nodding along ! must dash off to buy a trump loo brush!! #blogcrush

    1. Berni Benton says:

      I’m thinking of becoming an approved supplier, think I might do quite well out of them….

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