We are fast becoming a nation of sissies! It isn’t enough that bad things happen, we now have to celebrate, commemorate and venerate every last detail of any bad thing no matter how big or small that bad thing was â€” just so long as the media can film it! Where is the courage and […]
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About Anne DeBondt
My name is Anne deBondt. I am an American living in the Ely area and enjoy writing about the comings and goings of local folk.
I have three children, two grandchildren, perform miracles with an interior design business and still find time to put pen to paper when something grabs my attention.
I am never politically correct and find nothing wrong with being unpleasant or impertinent. I pull few punches and my views are always straight forward.
So, if you have a few minutes to waste each week, read my article and find out who's in the hot seat!
A bunch of fives! â€” 5 inconsequential facts about Anne!
- Is... Still so very American after living here for over 25 years
- Has... Absolutely no need whatsoever for political correctness
- Doesn't... Drive a car
- Can... Swear more colourfully than a sailor!
- Won't... Brake for animals (oh stop! I don't drive, remember)
Entries by Anne DeBondt
Technology and wealth are no match for the forces of nature. I had originally decided against writing anything about the Katrina hurricane disaster that hammered the US Gulf coast. I tend to write and put a satirical or humorous twist on things, but I find nothing at all humorous about the disaster or the events […]
Why is being honest regarded as being antisocial? Why do I constantly have to defend my â€œfranknessâ€? when I am accosted by a large person, asked if I mind someone cutting in or tolerating bad service at a restaurant? I donâ€™t consider it rude to be straightforward yet I am sometimes regarded as an outcast […]
I am curious about the impact swearing has on some people. And I wonder who governs what is or isnâ€™t considered a swear word. For the most part, I deem language, bad or otherwise, to be a personal choice similar to religion, politics and vegetarianism. But some meddlesome folk are just hell bent on ridding […]
Iâ€™ve had little time this week to do much more than walk from shop to shop and complain. It feels as though Iâ€™ve spent more time dealing with idiot sales people than I’ve dealt with computer problems â€¦ and thatâ€™s saying something. To date, I have crashed 4 computers and owned 6. The head count […]
Watching Television Programmes such as Big Brother can seriously damage your health. If you are in any doubt just ask someone who has watched every episode of every series since the mind-numbing nonsense first hit our screens! The tell-tale signs are an inability to use words of more than five letters, a blank stare while […]
As usual the local council has prompted a bewildered … “What the hell …?â€? from me. I swear It’s almost as though someone somewhere has it in for little ole Ely. Because once again the squad has let down the Ely traders (and patrons) with yet another line of attack. Next we’ll be reading that […]
We are only prepared when we have prepared ourselves for the worst. We are only ready when we have rehearsed for every possible occurrence. We only succeed when no opponent is left standing â€¦ Anonymous
This weekâ€™s articles cover everything from the Olympics to McDonalds â€¦ and fear not, I even managed to get in another dig at the government!
This week I grumble about the governmentâ€™s illogical version of a store card and the fact that mobile phones are becoming so technical that soon youâ€™ll need a pilots license just to phone home …
This week Iâ€™ve focused on the righteous non-smokers (not to be confused with us mere non-smokers), the â€œnew”? Ely market square thatâ€™s sure to look old and the junk we women are intimidated into buying in our never-ending search for youth!
Thereâ€™s The Cutter Inn, The Fenman Bar, The Fountain, The Kings Arms, The Minster Tavern, The Prince Albert, The Royal Standard, The Town House, Deans, Pure, Bar Zest and the West End in Ely â€“ forgive me if Iâ€™ve forgotten anyone. And do any of these pubs or clubs admit children on a regular basis? […]
Itâ€™s good to be back. I took an unexpected sojourn through ill health, moving house and decorating. But I have returned and Iâ€™m ready to vent my spleen once again â€¦ Iâ€™d like to state up front that should any of the readers be easily offended, affronted by my straightforwardness, or just irked by my […]