My friend and colleague Joe was out clocking up some miles in his camper van at the weekend and took this stunning photo of a red kite in flight.
My correspondent Danny Reynolds posted this in response to my Children in Need posting. For some reason the response got lost in a spam folder, so just in case you missed it, Here’s Danny’s poetic view.
Oh what a marvelous country this is
Or should I say marvelous nation.
A kingdom united in taking the piss
and making the best of a bad situation.
A place where minorities rule it would seem,
God(?)forbid, we should dare to offend them!
Feel the freedom they find in the Great British Dream
While they curse at the troops who defend them.
A place where the poppies are now used for kindling
Where flags can be burnt in plain view of the masses
Where kudos is given for cheating and swindling
And governments gather to scratch their own arses.
Where taxpayer’s money is going to be spent
on a wedding for those well accustomed to wealth.
And tonight there are folk who can scarce pay their rent
who will pledge their last quid to aid some poor child’s health.
Yes I think our priorities have gone astray,
When I see how we tend to our Children in need.
For this far from fun Friday is laced with dismay
and their plight is the product of corporate greed.
Let’s rattle the buckets for Willie and Kate
And tell Pudsey, today, Britain isn’t so great!