13th September 2016

Roald Dahl Day

Not content with having "World Book Day" which seems to be on different days in different countries (so should be called local book day), there's now a new one.

Roald Dahl Day.  So, in true fashion, Facebook is full of people's kids dressed up as Roald Dahl characters.

Naturally, I was more than happy to send my kid to school dressed as such.

So here's my boy, Leroy dressed as his favourite character - The Giant Peach from James and the Giant Peach.

Nice one, Leroy.


The Great British Fuck Off

People are getting upset about a TV show moving channels.


Zero hours, zero credibility.

I was pleased lately to see companies like Sports Direct being taken to task and actually having to reform their working practices and the way they treat staff.

Zero hour contracts to me are just a way for companies to take people on without giving them employee rights and privileges.

The latest company to be in the spotlight is courier firm, Hermes.

They are accused of paying less than the National Living Wage by paying their couriers per delivery and therefore pretty much making them self employed.

This means they don't get holidays, employee rights or perks.

Naturally, they have denied this but the courier firms have been the subject of Panorama shows quite recently.  It is clear why some delivery drivers leave parcels etc in stupid places as they don't get paid until the parcel is delivered, which could be days if the recipient is not in.

However, I think with Yodel they're just trained to be a bunch of lying, sneaky bastards.

The sooner all these firms are cleaned up the better, people should be employed on clear contracts, they're working for you, you should be paying them properly including pensions.


And Finally...

The BBC already has a replacement for GBBO lined up