Believe it or not, I'm writing this blog in my notebook, before I transfer it to my laptop. I thought perhaps I would get more inspiration if I tried writing in the old-fashioned way! I've been wondering how my fellow bloggers go about writing their (very readable!) blogs. Do they start it at a certain time every day, or do they just sit down whenever they have a minute to spare. It would be interesting to know.
Thinking of my three much-loved grandchildren, an article caught my eye in the media yesterday. A damning report just published revealed that as many as 42 young children died last year while under the care of Social Services. Dozens more, apparently, were physically and sexually abused because of failures by social workers and other Agencies. Cases were discovered whereby children had been battered, starved and even drowned. Time after time we hear the phrase, "lessons will be learnt" and yet still this situation continues, with a new case coming into the public domain every couple of years or so. It begs the question, what sort of society do we live in that allows this sort of thing to happen to these innocent youngsters? They are being let down by the very people who are supposed to be looking out for their welfare. Very sad.
On a lighter note, just before I started typing this, I caught sight of a Christmas tree on my dashboard, accompanied by Bouncin'Barb's post, so hopefully that will take my mind on to brighter things!