Monday, 27 June 2011

Zoe Kravtiz

Here's the actress Zoe Kravtiz posed for Xmen First Class in London.
I like how she's teemed the top to a wide short length A type skirt for a casual but imposing look.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Poppies 2011

Just before the recent rainy spell flattened everything those, my Poppies came out in the garden looking rather splendid so I thought I'd share a photograph of them with you all.Currently I have few wild ones out at the from keeping the local bees busy as they cross pollinate them

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Equal value?

When I actually woke up this morning I did have a completely different idea as to what this post was going to be about than the one I had been thinking about while at work for the last few days.
I suppose if there has been a recurring theme to my entries this your it's been for the most part one of hard topic entries, sometimes a bit controversial as life in Great Britain in 2011 is shaping up to be inspiration for going on the offensive with words.
Yesterday Tory MP, Philip Davies said something that shocked a good many people including many in his political party when he called for the Disabled particularly the Learning Disabled to be allowed to work for less than the national minimum wage if they wished to further the opportunities for them to gain a foothold in the world of employment. He went on to say "Those most disadvantaged by the national minimum wage are the most vulnerable in society".
Immediately there was an uproar namely around the idea that people who do equal work should be allowed to work for less because they need a job as the notion of worth being expressed in wages is a longstanding one familiar to any seeing the battles for equal pay for both men and women since the 1970's.
What I find so hard to really understand around this proposition is if we accept the notion of the disabled especially the Learning Disabled as being more vulnerable for developmental reasons to exploitation and abuse even, then allowing them to be offered to work for less does put them at risk. How likely is it someone with such as disability would question it and seek out support to be paid the same as others doing this work? It is quite possible they may be worse of financially for taking up a job offer with such low pay than if they had been on welfare.
Don't get me wrong preparation for work schemes like cafes where they may work as trainees are fine because they are learning but once a person has a skill then surely we all should be paid the least amount our society feels is appropriate for our labour.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Back to black

I really like lacy designs and this is just so sassy with it's bold motifs and mesh underskirt teamed with calf length boots.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Not happening in our street!

Phew, I'm feeling all hot today but still life goes on between the cold drinks and ice cream I guess.
Continuing on a bit from what I was talking about last week one of things I recall seeing lots of while growing up was wild life, and they do seem to under threat from us!
You see we're only thinking about our short term needs such as saving time on doing the garden on plonking our cars on gravel just outside our properties and it's making lie hard for all the other creatures.
The bee isn't finding many flowers to pollinate, the butterflies can't get any food and poor old Mr Nutkins is lacking burying space for his nuts!
In 15 years I've seen so much habit go in my locality other than the houses I'd scarcely recognize the roadsides as gardens get hardcored over for cars (and decking if were really lucky) so much so it just seems dead in the summer months.
Please try to make a little space for the people we share the planet with. Thank you.