Okay I have stolen the headline but it is
an important reference, not only to one of my favorite songs but also my
feelings at the moment.
I have mixed emotions about this country
and where I am from; I both love and hate Stoke at the same time. It is probably fair to say that I feel the
same about England at the moment.
I am not one of those people who look’s
back to the past, learn from mistakes and move on. This is an important lesson in life and if
you don’t learn to do this then it can easily turn to anger and hatred.
So I am not suggesting that England was any
better or worse in the past but that I feel we have lost important cultural
elements that help to keep society and families bonded.
Now these are not the middle class values
people keep on talking about but a sense of pride is now missing for a lot of working class people.
Where is this pride? Well worthless and
soul-destroying work does not help. We
have developed this office-based culture of sitting in dull & lifeless
environments that are just not healthy.
We also have an addiction to bright, new
and superficially exciting things such as the X-Factor, mindless chatter and football
It is life-sucking boredom that appears to
be dragging us down as a group of people.
So we escape through gaming, drinking, drugs or creating superficially
artificial view of our self/world.
There is nothing wrong with a bit of healthy
escapism but you have to view it for what it is; a release and not a cure for
It is boredom that is sucking us down and
there is only one cure, do something, in fact do something interesting!
I have already expressed my desire for one of these when the first pictures came out but it really is a work of art. I had not seen the liner and it also comes in white. I think that the white Nigel Cabourn aircraft sealed jacked with the detachable vest with be my choice for AW13.