Apologies but it looks like blogging will be considerably lighter than usual this week. You would think that having the week off work would give me more time to hit the blog, but the activities we have planned, mostly involving kitchen DIY in the day and booze in the evening, have not left me with a great deal of time. Therefore it would take a particular piss boiler to make me dust off the keyboard and I think I got one. I'm not sure if my indignation on this one is warranted or if I'm just so pissed of with anti-smokers I'm seeing the red mist in every non smoking message. I'll let you decide.
Mrs Bucko has a BOGOF ticked for the South Lakes Wild Animal Park, something she really wants to go to. I'm not particularly interested in wild animals but it might be a good day out if the weather is nice.
I went on their website today to check out times and stuff, and I noticed this:
Fair enough, it's their property so they have a right to make it no smoking if they want, it's just the wording that gripped my shit. Smokers are 'offenders'?
There seems to be no reason for it either. The park is a huge open expanse, why can you not some in certain areas? They don't even give an excuse such as passive smoking stunts the growth of the giraffes or something. "We have been smokefree for three years" is a typical anti-smoker statement. It's like banning smoking is the right thing to do in itself and needs no justification.
I don't really want to give these people my money anymore. Looks like I'm going to have to though, Mrs Bucko is looking forward to it.
Oh well. Back to normal in a bit.