Hello, I'm Chrissie. I can't get over how lucky I am to be living at the seaside - I still love living at Cleveleys after being here for more than 15 years. I hope you enjoy my slightly cock-eyed look at life - come back regularly for a look at living beside the seaside, our mad family life and my view on local and topical current affairs. The weather often features, along with the very different things that you get to see and do when you live somewhere like this.
But before we get to that... It's still been blowing a gale to end the week, but turned to be coming more from the North judging by the way the foam was flying and how cold it's been, but the sea looks absolutely gorgeous even though it is a very cold wind.
Kevin took this video yesterday, isn't it glorious.
The blue skies and foam topped waves look stunning and with another high tide the sea looks very close to the top of the beach. It doesn’t usually do so as long as it stays there I’m OK with that.
Enough of the weather, but have you seen the pictures of yet another barmy bunch of teenagers who have decided it’s time they risked their life by jumping onto the back of a moving bus.
It’s only last week I believe that a picture of a girl was shown lying in the road after falling off the back of a bus, she would have been in a pickle if she had fallen under the back wheels.
On the same day that the first photo was shown, drivers reported that 10 youngsters were trying to 'bus surf' as they call it, risking their lives and others in vehicles following behind. It is a criminal offence to do what they are doing but don’t seem to care what they do as they know the police won’t do anything if they catch them in the act.
The latest incident showed a youth with a dark blue jacket, dark trousers and black Nike trainers so let’s face it there’s a fat chance of finding him as it seems to be the ‘uniform’ that they all wear or similar, with the hood up of course! It’s funny that don’t you think that kids don’t like wearing school uniform but all dress exactly like their peer group which is another uniform, interesting is that.
The bus driver didn’t report that incident probably because he had no idea the youth was clinging to the back of his bus unless he had some kind of vision that nobody knows about. Transport chiefs say they are ‘working hard’ to try and stop anti-social behaviour which goes on and on and on and then some, by engaging with schools across the Fylde Coast to educate youngsters of their unacceptable behaviour.
It’s a shame, as not all teenagers by a long way are so - what’s the word - bent on creating havoc as much as they can, but as usual some spoil it for the rest of their group without a care in the world.
What are their parents doing about this, they must know when their children aren’t in the house, especially late at night when a lot of them seem to come out and see how much vandalism and upset they can cause to the rest of us.
I just wish the police would stop turning a blind eye and stop these feral kids from doing what they want to with no consequences. As I’ve said many times before, they are going to grow into adults who, unchecked and getting away with everything now, go on to commit bigger crimes as adults. Hopefully some of them will see the error of their ways who knows, and when they reach adulthood stop from thinking they can do what they like, or the prisons are going to be mighty full.
I for one am thankful that I’m not bringing children up today as I think I would be a nightmare, not my children!
How parents cope with all the pressures that some children have to put up with I don’t know. Bullying can be taken to a whole new level with the glorious internet, at least it wasn’t around when Jane was growing up, she was bullied enough without that awful way of hurting children.
Smoking, drugs, drinking, you name it, I think I would end up on tranquilisers if I had to worry about all that.
The world has changed so much since Jane was growing up and Kevin for that matter. They were just on the cusp of all this starting to get hold of the children and thankfully left school before it got worse. She was treated awfully in the Fifth form by friends who should have known better, as we wouldn’t let her go getting drunk with them. Their bullying carried on into the whole two years of the Sixth form with the ring leader getting her ‘friends ‘to totally ignore her.
It was awful what they said and did, but luckily she had a lot of friends in the boys there so along with her sunny nature she got through it all OK. One of the ‘gang’ actually apologised to her when she bumped into her, this was years later when the girl had two young children of her own, so at least she realised how cruel and unfair it all was.
Anyway, I think I’d better stop my ‘rant’ now before I get carried away and bore you all to death, so bye until the next time.
I'm sorry if you read this at the end of the last blog 9and the one before), but it's important so I'm going to keep repeating it for those who haven't seen it yet.
If you rely on Facebook to tell you when the next episode of my blog is online, you need to know that they're changing the way they show you news.
They are reducing the posts that you see from 'Pages' (the ones that you 'Like') in favour of posts from friends and family and Groups (that you 'Join')
This is their blog post on the subject:
Jane has set me a new group up so that hopefully you'll keep seeing my posts. Even if you already like my Facebook page, please join the group until we all see what effect this latest change is going to have. It also means that we'll be able to talk to each other more easily too - which will be nice.
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We've got the same problem with all of our Visit Fylde Coast Facebook pages, so Jane has set up a new group so that our community can continue. Please tell everyone who you know to join it:
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