because you never forget that funny smell

The recession took October, I think..

October is gone.

Most people that Woolie knows are feeling the effects of the recession in one way or another. Inflation is at an all time high and nobody seems to know what to do about it. The countless meetings between politicians and their staff have produced nothing but hot air and threats of worse to come. The situation is especially hard with the economy slowing down and unemployment rising.

Perhaps we can say that all this is down to the mismanagement of our affairs by the politicians and their advisers, perhaps an argument can be made that too many people chasing dwindling resources is bound to lead to price inflation and shortages and that we need to seriously think about this. Yesterday the birth of a beautiful baby girl in the Phillipines marked the arrival of the 7 billionth human on the planet.Our politicians must stop waging wars and think.

October came and went. Whilst Woolie always cautions against wishing our lives away– It is a good thing to see the back a month which saw a dramatic collapse of the Ksh, fears of disaster for the Euro and all of Europe, a horrible end to Muammar Gadaffi and the evil doings of al-shabaab leading to Kenya’s invasion of Somalia. We are living in interesting times and nobody really knows what tomorrow will bring.

I love November. My little sister was born on the 1st of the month which is also All Saints’ day. For the past month I have not been able to get into wetwool.com – and all I got when I typed the URL was a blank page. I will admit here that the first day I noticed this I was at work. I went outside and wept bitterly. I imagined that all posts, coments, photos etc were lost forever. I was lucky to find the solution to this problem today. Woolie was saved just outside the slaughter-house and so he lives to see another day. I wish you a happy November. Keep the faith and do not let the recession steal it from you.


Somebody asked me the other day if I recall when a beer cost less than ten bob


This one speaks for itself……

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  1. I thought my mobile had issues when I came checking on you!
    Kwani unaishi wapi?

  2. Hi Farmgal – It was a bad month. Things can only get better. Kwa sasa woolie aishi kwa shamba moja ndogo iliyo karibu na Luton 🙂

    Stay well.

  3. Oh Woolie, glad you are back. Did you really weep bitterly? I can’t picture that but I can see you pulling out your newly died jetblack hair one by one

  4. aaahh good to know. Naishi village Gloucester but been to Luton once. If you ever bring your family this way. Gives me a shout for a cuppa

  5. Savvy – the thought that woolie was headed for the slaughter-house was too awful. I stayed out in the fields unable to eat or sleep. Everyone wondered what was wrong with me. When we fixed the problem…ati something to do with databases and some other funny things they called wp-config.php I went out to celebrate Diwali.

    Farmgal – Gloucester is beautiful. We will definitely call for that cuppa

  6. It happens Woolie. Some time back my self hosted blog dropped in pagerank. I later realized that it was heavily spamed with viagra links. It took me a week to sort out the problem.

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