Monday, August 8, 2011

A few words for my British friends

As riots continue to erupt in London, Birmingham, Bristol, and Liverpool, I hope my British friends are safe. My thoughts are with you tonight (today in your world).

The United State's media television is more concerned with its AAA monetary rating and the declining economy, than it is in covering the news in England. I, on the other hand, hope each of you, my British friends, are safe and secure in your homes and work today. Here's hoping the police in those cities under siege are able to get the fires and looting under control soon. Although I don't usually use this blog for social commentary, I felt this deserved a mention.

11 thoughtful remarks:

Sue said...

Hi hun
thank you for your thoughts, im lucky not near me, but me Joey lives up in london and its not to far from her, been watching this morning lots more kicked of last night! All outa hand, sue,x

oneoff said...

Thank you for those kind thoughts. I've been mostly lurking for a while, but had to break silence to say thanks. We are about 4 miles from the nearest trouble, and the news reports are absolutely shocking. Best wishes to you and Mr B.
Bx

Julia Dunnit said...

Sue and I are geographically close and luckily, away from metropolitan centres. These events are awful, scarring our national reputation and ruining lives and livelihoods. The original, quiet protest was hijacked by people who saw an opportunity to loot and wreck, we've seen pictures of people just carrying stuff out of shops, as if they'd bought it..no hurry or conscience. Shocking and so scarey for friends in these areas. They don't call the Polic Forces the 'thin blue line' for nothing..shows that there's very little between civilisation and anarchy.

notmassproduced said...

That's sweet of you....to think of your friends across the sea...

Clare H said...

Thanks for your thought! Stiff upper lip n all that! They will decide today if they are going to read the Riot Act - most people think its just a phrase - its actually a proper Act - A man on a horse reads the riot Act and if the crowd does not disperse then the army is sent in - if anyone gets hurt or dies then it is on their own back as they were given fair warning to disperse - all pomp and circumstance even in the face of rioters! I love being English! LOL

see you there! said...

I've been thinking of everyone in England as well. NPR (here in the US) has had some pretty good coverage of the problems and they sound scary. Stay safe everyone!

Darla

Marilyn Rock said...

Yes; I was listening to reports of the riots in England on BBC yesterday - it made my heart sink just listening; very serious and quite frightening. My prayers go out to all.

I'm glad you posted this today.

I am loving your sneak peeks below :)

Thank you for always leaving your wonderfully supportive feedback on my Blog. You make me feel good about what I'm doing. On my latest post, I shared my watercolor page. You asked if that was a stencil on bottom and side edge. It was a make-shift stencil I made out of a heavy piece of scrapbook paper. It had a decorative edge that I liked and I just cut it and used with the watercolors.

It's so soupy and muggy here, still, just the muggiest summer I can recall in a very long time.

Sending cool thoughts to you! xxoo

ooglebloops said...

Just saw snippets of this on GMA this morning - will have to watch and then tune in BBC to see what it is all about - scary for those who live there- and I have a friend who is headed there for a business trip. No good news on the telly these mornings..............Drop by for tea, if you get a chance today.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Amen and well said!

Gez said...

Thanks for your kind thoughts Elizabeth. I am safe but I have friends living 5 mins away from the trouble. It's most worrying. Take care my dear friend..xx my world is all upside down at the moment anyway!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Well said! It's making those "Keep Calm and carry on" signs seem frightfully revelent.