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Mrs. Monk's Would-be Diary, should have been written by Mrs. Monk, since she is the "Writer" in the family.
However, since she is a writer only in the conceptual sense, I have undertaken to fill these pages on her behalf.
If not by her, these pages will certainly be about her, and other important matters of the day

Leslie Monk, the long suffering.

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A Week In London

2 July 2005 Live 8

Bob Geldof’s Live 8 concert seemed like an impossible project to pull-off, given the global scale of the event. A great deal of cynical anti-Bob sentiment did not spoil the party, and indeed the very point of the exercise, which was not only to motivate the Pink Floyd reunion, but also to raise consciousness about African poverty and to get George Bush to do the right thing about Global Warming.

Before the Live 8 gathering George had already dashed our hopes by telling the world that Tony Blair should not expect any favours in return for Britain's support over Iraq.

Jacques Chirac however had his mind on the Olympic Bid, and attempted to diminish London's bid by criticising London food, and bringing-up Mad Cows Disease.  This was against the rules, but furthermore, he foolishly made a side swipe at Finland's cuisine, and thereby lost the Finnish vote to London.

Thousands of London's Metropolitan Police were transported north to Gleneagles in order to protect George Bush and the others from his enemies. George took a bike ride around the secured Gleneagles Golf Course and ran into a policeman and put him in hospital.

6 July 2005 Olympic Bid

All the worlds press photographers gathered around the delegation of Paris immediately before the Olympic Bid was announced in Singapore, because it seems that they wanted to record some French despair, and had no interest in the imminent London Joy.

Jacques Chirac was offered lamb to eat in Gleneagles and no beef.

7 July 2005 Bugger the Bombers

London was bombed, and not for the first time.

The leaders of the free world, gathered in Gleneagles, and provided a remarkable photo opportunity in order to express solidary with Tony Blair. Tony Blair was apparently the leader of the leaders, speaking for all, and against the unknown enemy.

The G eight are determined to continue with “business as usual” and all of London also maintained normality, ostensibly undeterred by the bombers. The Monks made their usual shopping trip to London and George Bush decided to do absolutely nothing about Global Warming.

Bugger the Bombers

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