The sun has got his hat on hip hip hip hooray but it’s still jolly nippy and cold I really have to say.
Aaaah? A poet and didn’t know it. The old ones are always the best.
May 6th, not far away and election fever has gripped the nation. Errm, not from what I can see it hasn’t. Apathy rules it seems.
The local candidate from SARP (sailors against rough passages) was round last night and his manifest was well worth looking at (ooh madam) without a doubt.
Main objectives if elected to an overall majority summarized as follows.
1/ Free beer for sailors and ex sailors.
2/ No going to sea if the boat/ship/floaty thing is liable to roll and be uncomfortable.
3/ No weekend work in port.
4/ Compulsory use of comfort women if any voyage lasts longer than a week (unless of course you’re a lady sailor in which case comfort chaps shall be used- we’re all very PC here).
5/ Free email, internet access, DHL parcel service.
6/ Mandatory hero worship from the masses to all sailors arriving home on leave.
7/ Medals for loveliness.
8/ Wellies that fit.
9/ Fully pensioned retirement at 45 (mariners only)
10/ Bell bottoms to be made acceptable in polite company.
They’ve got my vote