Jean Writes 2018

Jean Writes 2018

Another year and I am hoping that this one is particularly a happy one and that peace and understanding will reign in the world.

I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year from my McBook Pro.  I am typing away hoping for a better year ahead of all of us.

To those who have visited us here in GlobalGranary, which is of course now but still is and was also formerly known as, 🙂  we welcome you and hope that you would continue to drop by.  And to those who are new here, I hope you can find something interesting and would become regulars.

2018 has a positive vibe about it.  I fervently hope so.

What can we expect from this year?  God only knows but here’s hoping…

The start of the new year always bring that feeling that we should better ourselves and therefore become enthusiastic in making resolutions.

What is your new year’s resolutions?

As a blogger, my resolution is to try to proof-read and preview my writings before posting.  That may be hard for me because I just click the ‘publish’ button without any second thought.  Then sometimes I re-read them and then cringe with embarrassment with my poorly worded blog.  I then become paralytic with discomfort and it is hard to correct what was written.  So if you read a blog with misspelling, poor grammar, please I beg your pardon, I did not proof-read. 🙁 again!!!

Anyway, I will try to go to my archive and check my blogs one at a time.  That is my resolution.  Please help me if you can.  Point out the particularly heinous ones and add correction, if you like 

Anyway.  wishing everyone…




  1. Peter said that I should have a break watching Korean dramas and see something without subtitles for a while. There is a wonderful 8-part episode from the BBC called McMafia.

    It is really good. Exciting with lots of actions and adventure with lovely cinematic sceneries. There are some really violent scenes, which of course comply with the after watershed at 10pm.
    Ah Peter, there are some subtitles. I supposed this can only be expected as it is about Russian mafia, which has arms that reach internationally!

    The drama stars the rising British actor, James Norton. He is drop dead gorgeous in a very British upclass way.

    The only thing though is that he needs to up his acting a bit as he is still rather wooden and stilted. Another thing is that he has to practise for a lower more masculine speaking voice. He is touted to be the next James Bond but I can’t really see him saying, “Bond, the name’s James Bond” with enough authority and magnitism.

  2. It is a tiring day today. We had to remove all Christmas decorations down on the 6th of Jan. It is believed that misfortune will befall those who had not bothered to remove theirs.
    Better safe than sorry. But I must admit, I am feeling sorry for myself because Christmas is truly over and the house looks to bare. I can see the window, I can see the wall, I can see the ceilings and omg, it’s bright.
    How many days more before putting up all the decorations all over again? Just the thought is tiring me out already.

  3. Oprah Winfrey gave a very powerful speech during Sunday’s Golden Globe award. She talked about bringing out and fighting corruption and injustice, etc, which of course pertains to the Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood mega-scandal. Unfortunately for Oprah, photos now are coming out that she is rather chummy with the alleged Hollywood sex-pest. In one photo she is shown giving Weinstein a friendly kiss. Apparently it is hard to say that she did not know about the scandal, because it is an open secret. And to think people are talking about Oprah being the next president and being the first female president as well of the US.

  4. Terrible news from the Philippines. Apparently Mayon Volcano is once again spewing lava. Villagers are warned to evacuate. We went looking for the Mayon in 2016. It was indeed a majestic sight especially up close and personal. Certainly one for the bucket list.

  5. It is my birthday today and I am getting a cold. Funny enough I feel like I have lived through this new birthday, For some reason, whenever I was asked for my age previously, I always give my new one now. Funny that! Anyway hope this year is a lot better than last year, God bless me! 🙂

  6. Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, is the butt of jokes this week.

    During a town hall meeting, he interrupted a woman who was saying that maternal love is the one that will change the future of human kind.

    Trudeau was not happy with the term human. He said they should use people kind as it more inclusive.

    I am afraid his peoplekind did not go down well with the media and the masses. He has now retracted his politically correct term. He said it was just a joke. So this kind of meeting is really just a platform for him to show off his prowess as a stand up comedian.

    LOL what a joker!!!

  7. OXFam Sex Scandal

    It is sad that a British charitable institution, that is doing such a good work supporting, teaching, aiding and working with people around the world would be involved in such as tawdry activities brought about by some of their charity workers.
    The scandal came to light after investigations with the sexual shenanigans in Haiti of some of Oxfam aid workers.
    This was really not tolerable because as an aid-giver, you are not sure now whether your donation, however small, is going to the right needy people. Apparently many regular donors have cancelled their direct debits. You can’t really blame them.
    Monies given through the goodness of their heart and used to relieve sexual urges. NO!

  8. St Valentine’s Day Massacre 2018

    It is another sad and disturbing news. A 19 year old boy went to his former school and created heinous massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
    17 people (RIP)have been confirmed dead and at least 50 more injured.

    The boy should be punished in the most severe manner.

    He did not only kill people but also the spirit of St Valentine for current and future generations of this Florida high school.

  9. The unthinkable happened. KFC, the giant fried chicken specialist had run out of chicken that they had to close many branches. Of course, it is not because there is a scarcity of this favoured fowl, it is just that KFC had changed their delivery agency from BidVest to DHL.
    Probably to cut cost but it left them with eggs on their faces instead. They have disappointed customers and probably losing 1Mpounds a day for their lack of chicken.
    Heads should roll with the chicken with this debacle. Who decided to change Bidvest, a specialist food distribution group to DHL?!!!

    I got this message from the Colonel on 18 Feb.
    KFC Hero
    We’ve brought a new delivery partner onboard, but they’ve had a couple of teething problems – getting fresh chicken out to 900 restaurants across the country is pretty complex!

    We won’t compromise on quality, so no deliveries has meant some of our restaurants are closed, and others are operating a limited menu, or shortened hours.

    We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix – we’re really sorry about that.

    Shout out to our restaurant teams who are working flat out to get us back up and running again.

    Hope to see you in our restaurants soon

  10. I read an article from the BBC through Facebook that a woman called Kaya had sent an open letter to about the limited meaning to feminine as opposed to musculine. It seems, from Kaya’s point of view, feminine doesn’t include strong women who save and make a difference in the world. 🙂

    But Kaya is not taking every female in the world into consideration. Being feminine in Asia, in the daity, gentle, tender, kind is much valued and part a sort of status.

    To please everyone, why not just coin another term for the more musculine woman and call them femiline. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  11. Justin Trudeau is currently visiting India and rather overdoing it. Apparently Indians are saying that he comes out rather overdressed in his Indian garb. He is more overdressed compared to most Indian grooms. He was also seen enthusiastically dancing in Bollywood style. Why not. Enjoy while you can. Good one Justin!

  12. Woke up with an inch of snow on the ground yesterday. But my lunchtime, it had vanished.
    Today is sunny and clear. Apparently it may snow pretty hard yet during the next few days.

  13. The a mini-beast from the east paid a random visit to the UK. We had a light sprinkling of snow but it is really cold outside. Again, thanks for our central heating.

  14. The mini version of the Beast from the East has returned with more offering of snow. Not as ferocious compared to two weeks ago but still brings the brrrrr to the weather.

    The beast from the east cannot overwhelm a camelia, which is ready to parade its beauty for the coming spring.

    Come on Spring!!!

  15. The controversy regarding Mark Zucherberg, founder of Facebook continues on. What did he really do with the people information. Apparently FB allowed Cambridge Analytica to make use of the information of people to influence many things including politics, especially the election Donald Trump.

    Being a subscriber of FB myself since 2009, I am not happy that my information is being delved to by anyone I have not given permission to.

  16. Went to the dentist today. She asked me when I had a deep clean. I said I am not sure. She then told me to make an appointment for it. She then concluded to see me again in 6 months. What the hell?!!! That talk cost me £21.70. She did not really do anything.

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