A mother shares

My first news letter
Posted on July 31, 2017

Dear All

Well, I don’t write a letter very often, but after finding a replica of my old pen on E bay I decided to do a Round Robin.
First of all, none of my children have got into Oxford or Cambridge nor have my grandchildren.They are all on the dim side but that is how I like them.I think IQ is very over rated and as mine is 65 when tested you realise I am a mere imbecile and so my ten children take after me.
They all got degrees from places I’d never heard of like Chester, Bolton, Ormskirk, and Hendon.However, as I once lost a job offer from a well known university because I wore an engagement ring I kind of thought being a low flyer might be better.
My brother is very nice.He is changed very much since we were adolescents when he was too put it mildly a pain.He has now told me I am in the top 1% of intelligence in the world.Imagine 99% of the world’s population has an IQ of 64 or less.Don’t expect an imbecile to explain that
I can believe it about our delightful politicians, Theresa Paybum and Horace Yawnsome and their ilk.
My children have done well.One is a violinist in Berlin.As I never go there I cannot be sure if she is lying but she does speak good German or for all I know it might be Yiddish as my great aunt was familiar with that old tongue.Perhaps my daughter is really playing the Jewish harp in a liberal Synagogue.And believe me, it would have to be very liberal to let that flame haired temptress near any man. married or single Is it her fault she is so attractive?After all, she is my daughter and blew dry every hair daily as a teen
My eldest son had to miss an exam before he was accepted at Ormskirk Dental School.You see with 21 GCSE’s grade A star they wanted him to go to Cambridge but he knew his own limits He hates formality
.He preferred being near the great Nature Reserves of the estuary of the Mersey and Nature and its exploration has kept him busy.
Why he even spends whole days in the Mersey Tunnel.He said he wants to found the Universiy of New Brighton but he is still in the tunnel.I said I’d buy him a motorbike but he prefers walking everywhere and camping on the verges of the road maybe giving relief to a few virgins en passant
Being a virgin nowadays is very hard socially.But as a Spanish waiter once said to me ” One virgin is very hard to find” Maybe two are easier…I’m an embecile. so I can’t say
My second daughter is married and lives in Poole. She often walks around the Isle of Purbeck with the triplets in her back pack.How her husband stands her I cannot get.She is lazy and unable to cook even frozen chips.However, the babies are still on the breast and there is a McDonald’s nearby.Her Ph.D was on “Cats in Modern Physics”.She had a wonderful tutor at Wigan University.Why, he married her! Then he got a job in Bournemouth. which is by the sea!She always was lucky.Apart from givinh birth to three boys all at once,if you see what I mean.
How she snagged him I do not know as she has little hair and wears thick glasses but her thesis was the first of its kind.Now everyone is doing animals in abstract mathematics.Or going to Art School to paint like an animal!With your paws!
Well, it’s time for me to warm my frozen pizza on the coal fire so I’ll leave the rest for next time.Don’t take an IQ test.I used to think I was quite bright before.
Au revoir
Katy Krispberger {Siren]

Be more frugal plus

If you are retired and able to walk about you could visit your public library more than once a week and you can read the newspapers the Guardian and the Times. You can also read the Guardian free online the Guardian is £2.50 per day and at the weekend this is £3.50 a day I think that comes to £19.50 a week which is £80 per 4 weeks

0r £1040;a year is my mental arithmetic is correct

That is quite a lot of money so if you are are fearing ⁵ a problem as a food prices increase and the cost of heating your house or flat rises dramatically have a look at your subscriptions or or the bills from your newsagent

Cancelling your newspaper could help you you to pay for your gas and electricity although I know that those people in that position I’ve probably already stop buying newspapers

You can also read magazines in the library although if everyone starts doing this

There might be a queue in the library.

while you are in the library you will get warm because public buildings are usually quite hot and also you can make use of the toilet thus saving on your own water bill If

If your water bill is very high consider letting your children pass water in the garden.


T{here is a problem though they need to know that you can’t urinate in public unless you are absolutely desperate. Since public toilets have been closed if there’s a problem for some people to even go out. Perhaps we ought to urinate in public places to show the government what it’s like living in this society.

and also we must remember if we stay out a long time in the town that will will be tempted to have coffee every day and and coffee is no longer cheap.

But it is pleasant to have coffee out so we will have to decide how many times a week we can have it. Inviting a friend to join us once a week could make it into a social occasion rather than j having a meal out so it would be saving money in a way because affording food out is going to be very hard for many families and individuals in the coming winter.

What is vital for one person may not matter to another. I know I read the Guardian online and save money like that.

how would you to save money ?

there’s not a lot that’s essential especially in clothimg once we have acquired a winter coat and a raincoat, a decent pair of shoes a pair of trousers and jeans and a skirt maybe a few tops. I like clothes but I tried to buy expensive clothes in a sale so I don’t need any though no I might buy scarf.

I like knittimg but the wool is really expensive. I decided I couldn’t do it much.


it’s not easy for everyone to afford and that is why why many people buy from very cheap shops and then if it wears out they get a new one. That is not very good for the Earth.

I lived for 7 years on a student grant does it seem ok then because my family was poor so I know that you can live on much less money but at that time it was the electric meter with the pound coin that stole my money

Waking up in the morning was cruel in the winter but on the other hand there was a church nearby with a wonderful jumble sale and so I acquired a few good things that way.

it will be quite hard for other people to go back to go back to such a lifestyle it will help us to empathise with the poor

I wore the same woollen skirt in the winter all those years.

If you believe the poor are lazy look government statistics in the library or on your computer.

not everyone can become a doctor or a lawyer or a teacher. And if some people rise other people must fall unless it economy is it’s expandinanyone can be the Prime Minister.,,.. why do we have such bad ones

and many of the members of Parliament have a very little wisdom or true intelligence and understanding what it is like to be poor.

I am very angry the government decided to only give child benefit for 2 children because it will increase the number of abortions take place.

whatever the reasonThat is legal but is it a good thing if the parents have a good relationship and want to have three children even though they are shortnof money is it right to force into abortion?

Even a wanted abortion is no fun.

And sex is fun and free if you have a partner.

Some peopl have sex with lots of other people like it is said President John f Kennedy did

Especially better than watching Neighbours on the television every night

And if the child is born it is a child that will suffer from the poverty of the family as a whole. Just cause we all want to pay less income tax even if it means that some women will have abortions when they didn’t really want to. This might affect their mental health and there’s already a very long waiting list for therapy or to see a psychiatrist. It seems this government will stop at nothing to lower income tax

Sadly there is no incentive for the the rich to find out what it is like living on a very low income. That should be done in school. And maybe there was stop moaning about paying tax

Why is it only being talked about now when the middle class fair they won’t be able to use central heating when for many years the poorer have struggled.

it seems to imply t he e poor don’t matter!

And that is how they feel.

I think a lot of the people in the government are very egocentric.

and some of them are psychopaths.

oh I think I will leave it there.

Don’t waste it

Please don’t keep up with the Joneses

Don’t buy 11 new cars

One is more than sufficient too many emissions

Will destroy the world faster by far

Compare yourself just to the humble.

Though stables are in short supply.

if Mary was satisfied we should be gratified

Never say, never say die.

we can survive a grave crisis

We must not drown in despair.

Find your good humour.

Not later but sooner.

We will all help each other to care

Is it a human right to have a holiday abroad?

It is not a human right she have a foreign holiday every year

It is not a human right to have central heating

Although for older people and babies it might be wise to have it

If you can afford it and generally speaking life is pleasanter if you can keep your house warm but when you look at the living conditions of people all over the world many people are suffering from heat or cold.

People are still starving in a lot of countries

Poverty is relative and children here growing up up.in poverty suffer when they can’t have iPads or or computers and they cannot have new school uniforms or go on field trips.

So I would not dare to say to the poorl that they are better off than they would be iqin India.

When my sister was doing a level biology she didn’t even tell Mym about the field trips

But when she went to university she was on a grant s so she was able to go on the field trips and And she got a good degree.

The tiger’s bed

The sky is stark ,the air is cool and still
The black cat’s run,the birds unflowed all day
I sit alone and with some totty pray
Ye cast o’ foolish thoughts, you raped my will.

We’ve all enraged the bureaucratic mills
Oh frigid purse, I never ought to pay!
The sky ‘s a’spark,the air is warm and shrill
The saturnine demoted found their way

With this feathered pounce, my sample quill,
I cite the cheque and date it for next May.
Oh,tit for tat, the tiger’s bed ‘s astray.
And now all’re nettled by a harlot’s will
The sky ‘s a shark, the air is sharper still.

Are teachers and others mentally ill if they can’t work for far more hours ?

Teacher’s mental health suffers due to overwork the newspapers say.

Does that imply that if you are mentally healthy you can work vast numbers if hours a week and stay up half the night doing preparation you can stay up the whole night and then teach all day and then you will really mental healthty won’t you

In other words people are not mentally ill if they can’t cope with a huge workload. Perhaps they are over conscientious and should simply not prepare lessons And not help children who are suffering from the effects of the lockdowns moreover they could spend less time preparing for parent teacher meetings and I know this would have a very bad effect on the children. This phrase mental health is being overused.I

It is the environment that is sick not the people working there

Would you say garment workers in Asia are mentally ill they are exhausted Angeanxious and worried with the terrible conditions that they have to work in for very low pay?

Mental health is not a condition that enable us to be overworked and made use of