Entries by Anne DeBondt

A Nation Of Sissies

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 — just so long as the media can film it! Where is the courage and […]

The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

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 […]

Anne’s View Uncut – Week 34

Why is being honest regarded as being antisocial? Why do I constantly have to defend my “franknessâ€? when I am accosted by a large person, asked if I mind someone cutting in or tolerating bad service at a restaurant? I don’t consider it rude to be straightforward yet I am sometimes regarded as an outcast […]

Anne’s View Uncut – Week 33

I am curious about the impact swearing has on some people. And I wonder who governs what is or isn’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 […]

Anne’s View Uncut – Week 31

I’ve had little time this week to do much more than walk from shop to shop and complain. It feels as though I’ve spent more time dealing with idiot sales people than I’ve dealt with computer problems … and that’s saying something. To date, I have crashed 4 computers and owned 6. The head count […]

Anne’s View Uncut – Week 30

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 […]

Anne’s View Uncut – Week 29

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 […]

The Righteous Non-Smokers

This week I’ve focused on the righteous non-smokers (not to be confused with us mere non-smokers), the “new”? Ely market square that’s sure to look old and the junk we women are intimidated into buying in our never-ending search for youth!

Hereward Pub – Why All The Controversy?

There’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 – forgive me if I’ve forgotten anyone. And do any of these pubs or clubs admit children on a regular basis? […]

Terror-Ready or Game Hosts?

It’s good to be back. I took an unexpected sojourn through ill health, moving house and decorating. But I have returned and I’m ready to vent my spleen once again … I’d like to state up front that should any of the readers be easily offended, affronted by my straightforwardness, or just irked by my […]