I was planning to write an entry before going out today but then I read the Sunday papers and was overwhelmed by a sense of apathy, with story after story describing how the world about us is crumbling around our ears, with even the police now wanting the right to the strike.
The question one has to ask is whether many people around the land would notice a real difference if they did? There's a lovely comment in one of the newspapers from a senior officer, who admits that so called "Intelligence-led policing" has led them to target specific groups and individuals but has led to community policing - i.e. the Bobby on the beat - being neglected.
Meanwhile, over in Liverpool and after two weeks of detective work, they're no closer to finding the gunman who shot dead an 11-year-old boy playing football; mainly because the 'community' knows very well that police protection for informants holds very little personal reassurance when gangs are more than prepared to take revenge on the families of the same; look what happened in Bishops Stortford last week.
Of course the really big news this weekend is that David Beckham may be losing his hair and to make things worse, has an injured knee. Expect the Prime Minister to comment on this grave sporting crisis once he's finished the fitting for his new "Nelson Mandela-style" shirt.
Back in the world of the escapist though, have you seen the changes to Google Earth recently? It now includes a remarkable flight simulator program which allows you to explore the world in very high resolution.
Open up google earth. Hit control+windows button+A (or control+alt+a if you don’t have a windows button)
Enter the flight simulator, it's a huge improvement on its predecessor and you can fly over Ramsgate to your heart's content without annoying anyone!