Dear America,

Dear America,

I remember hearing about you when I was growing up.

I saw your movies.

I saw your TV shows. (Seriously, thank you for the X Files).

I heard about the food.

Your larger than life personalities seemed cooler then us Brits, and heck. Even your politicians seemed more interesting then what we had. In fact.
That’s probably still the case.

You gave the world Ghostbusters.

You have Disney World – which back then seemed like a far away wonderland of excitement.

You even have New York.

My point?

You are better then the news we are hearing. Please be great, and do something about gun safety.

Basically. Stop it.

And Make America Great Again.

Daddy, can I have your phone?

Daddy, can I have your phone?, she asked.
“I’d like to play my games”, she went onto explain.

We were sat there in the car, within Sainsburys carpark, and I decided just to pass over my phone.

I could have said no. But I wanted a quieter life.

As I repositioned myself in the car, I realised what this meant.

Nothing.
No music.
No Facebook.
No Kindle access.

And I stopped.

I did nothing but think.

I managed to think about thoughts that I decided to think. Not what my little black mirror told me to think about.

I heard someone talk awhile back how “doing nothing” was once scheduled into our lives…. waiting for public transport… walking to work… standing around waiting for people… This time naturally gave people a chance to think and process what was happening in their lives. This was argued as a reason for an increase in people having problems with stress… anxiety… sleeping…

Maybe we just don’t like being bored.

But we’re surprised when our kids complain about being bored.

Perhaps, it would help us all out if we were all a little bit bored at times?


Mission Mindfulness

#MySundayPhoto – All The Yellow

It seemed like a good idea at the time,

Instead of stopping at the swings after school, I suggested;

“Lets count all the dandy lions on our way home!”

Counting. It seemed turned into “Lets pick up all the dandy lions Ever”

We got home, eventually. And had plenty of dandy lions to throw into our bug hotel.

Photalife

#MySundayPhoto – Staying Dry

Yes. Another Umbrella photo from Princesshay in Exeter.

The story behind this, is that I was taking twenty to relax in an Ikea style lounge that had been set up in the middle of the shopping centre. I tried lingering to see if I could grab some freebies, but… well I had to run.

Was probably one of the weirder places to sit down in town.

Photalife

Go Jetters. A Few Questions.

As I’m sure its obvious to those that read this blog, but we are massive fans of CBeebies. Which show is our favourite does vary from week to week, but Go Jetters seems to come up quite often.

When the Little One is up for Go Jetters, its often binge watched on BBC iPlayer, and many many episodes are watched. Back to back… (I have the “Funky Facts” tune in my head just writing this)

After the second or third Go Jetters Binge-watch session,  Mrs Sofa, and I started asking ourselves a few questions about both the team, and world around the Go Jetters…

Is Grand Master Glitch quite vulnerable, and easily influenced by the GrimBots?

Seriously…are the GrimBots actually the evil master minds of the piece? A lot of the time, the trouble made by Glitch is because he has misunderstood the big picture, and as a result he has misunderstood the consequences of his actions. Shouldn’t the GrimBots be stopping him by now?

Does Ubercorn ever get his hands dirty?

He always seems to be sending the Go Jetters to go and do the hard work. I’ve never actually seen Ubercorn put himself in danger…

Talking about Ubercorn, how did the Go Jetters end on on a ship with a unicorn anyway?

I’m just curious… I guess I’m a sucker for flashback / origin stories.

As a team, they don’t seem very efficient,why don’t they make the “click ons” automated. Problem solved.

EVERY TIME. The Go Jetters find a problem.

Go Jetters, can’t solve a problem.

Go Jetters get “click ons”

PROBLEM SOLVED!

On the subject of Go Jetters, “Outside the world is turning, guided by Ubercorn.”, does that suggest that Ubercorn is in fact God? If so does that make the Go Jetters angels?

I’m possibly taking a few lyrics out of context, but…

Given the premise of the series – The Team find a problem on the planet – problem gets solved. Could Ubercorn (God) be protecting us from Glitch (The Devil), by using his angels.

This would suggest though that the Go Jetters are probably dead, and living on in some sort of angelic afterlife.

Possibly after dying in some sort of natural disaster?

What questions do you have after watching Go Jetters?

Sorry about the darkness at the end there…

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