The Observant Alternative

The alternative opinion on news, live from the journalists, media professionals people.

The beginning…

Do what? Written a blog before?! Nah mate, first time ever! WOW..what an adventure to start now he said, and to be completely fair, I don’t disagree!!

For precisely three weeks, I have sat here and pondered, and quite frankly, dithered at times in putting pen to paper – actually, I can’t stand ditherers either!

Why?

They just annoy me and they turn up and appear everywhere, it’s like they are a different breed. The worst ones are when you are trying to get out the house quickly in the morning, or when you’re late for something that had been pre-arranged, but hadn’t been pre-arranged with me in the first place!!

Anyway, I had the theory in my head that I fancied a bit of change, and not my wife just to add, but that I wanted to write and blog. I even knew what I to blog and write about as well.

I haven’t even told anyone, that I wanted to do this either – which is a little bizarre in itself!

So, off I went and called my little brother, who happens to be a bit of a whizz at all things technological and all the IT stuff! I mean, anyway, what the hell is IT?

Recent Observant Alternatives

Mugged off….

So far in the short journey of the Observant Alternative, we may have touched one or two little nerves with some of the content we have published, but that theme will continue as will the alternative opinion on subject matters like this one. What happened? Why did things or why do things get more expensive without us realising? Or when did it become okay that we keep getting mugged off? In January 1981 the average price of a loaf of standard white sliced bread (was there anything else other than standard) cost thirty six pence, but today the average cost

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School Run Mentalists….

Your all think at this point, what is he on about now? I am just pointing out some simple theories and alternatives some of you may wish to consider either now or in the not to distance future – this are just my little observations. May be you know, my son is right, I am just a bit of moaner and why should I care what people do – truth is, I don’t care what people do, unless its affects me of course and I do love a bit of a whinge. Having said that, are you even a normal

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Aaaaaah, The Football Dads….

What a subject, that most of you will be familiar with and think ‘that’s not me, is it’? This subject is a little bit multi-faceted (straight in there with a buzzy one for you lot that like a buzz word), it will divide opinion and there are different angles and sides. It may even ruffle a few feathers, I don’t think its offensive, just observational and it may not apply to everyone, but we have all seen this at some stage. I also think there is a little bit of a personal element in this one for me, some home

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Supermarket Snobbery…

Right, so, my most recent blog covered of my views and opinions around the contentious, dividing subject of eating out. Given that blog and its content, which of course will divide opinion and strike a chord with some people, it was relatively easy to blog my next instalment of the Observant Alternative – SUPERMARKETS and what drives us to choose where we go. Let’s start with some good old fashioned categorisation, but this time without a public sector table, any data, but just thought provoking views and opinions. To be clear, just before I start and get absolutely hammered for

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Foodies

Eat Out, just to say you have been out…. Interesting one this, I mean people’s perception of having a drink and a quality bite to eat out and about is about! I have always found it’s a bit of a contentious and interesting conversation this one, particularly among those people I know and my family, who are on a different planet to me when it comes to this, and generally quality. For my family, or at least some of them, they have absolutely no clue what a nice dinner out is, because the top of their range and basis for

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Mugged off….

So far in the short journey of the Observant Alternative, we may have touched one or two little nerves with some of the content we have published, but that theme will continue as will the alternative opinion on subject matters like this one. What happened? Why did things or why

Read More »

School Run Mentalists….

Your all think at this point, what is he on about now? I am just pointing out some simple theories and alternatives some of you may wish to consider either now or in the not to distance future – this are just my little observations. May be you know, my

Read More »

Aaaaaah, The Football Dads….

What a subject, that most of you will be familiar with and think ‘that’s not me, is it’? This subject is a little bit multi-faceted (straight in there with a buzzy one for you lot that like a buzz word), it will divide opinion and there are different angles and

Read More »

Supermarket Snobbery…

Right, so, my most recent blog covered of my views and opinions around the contentious, dividing subject of eating out. Given that blog and its content, which of course will divide opinion and strike a chord with some people, it was relatively easy to blog my next instalment of the

Read More »

Foodies

Eat Out, just to say you have been out…. Interesting one this, I mean people’s perception of having a drink and a quality bite to eat out and about is about! I have always found it’s a bit of a contentious and interesting conversation this one, particularly among those people

Read More »