Charley Speakes

Quietly shouting in a world of noise – exposing a nerve.


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Let’s Turn Off the Internet

Should we turn off the internet? Is it time yet? I spend a lot of time on politics forums, and they have changed radically over the years. I have been visiting forums for a long time now, I would say... Continue Reading →

Going Veggie? should I?

What do you think? I'm not sure. Lately I have been seeing lots of "oh my gawd' posts and comments about Halal meat. I don't really give a monkeys about whether it's halal or not, the more one reads about... Continue Reading →

Lets Go to War

Back to politics for a moment. Just sat here watching our venerable British parliament standing around like a bunch of harpies calling for the witch to be burned. I'm a little confused. Here's the latest from the Independent: Updating MPs... Continue Reading →

Finding My Pink – The Lipstick Quest

The little black dress - LBD The perfect pink lipstick - PPL Oh My God! It's impossible. If you have skinny thin arse lips, finding the right pink lipstick is a mare of dinosaur proportions. It has to be said,... Continue Reading →

You stopped smoking? You’re Awesome!

I have no idea where this came from, but a friend shared it to me yesterday and I would say I relate to about 95%, so thought I'd share it. I take no credit.

How to Write in 3 easy Apps

I have been writing a book for a couple of months now. Maybe 'been' is a slight exaggeration, and I should say attempting to write a book. It won't be the first, but it will be the first fiction thing... Continue Reading →

The Fag and the Foodie

So it's two months now since I stopped smoking. Life has changed radically in many ways, it's still constantly in my head, I can't seem to shift that, but I have more time, more money and I think (could be... Continue Reading →

Hot and Spicy Noodles – 10 minutes

Had some spicy noodles out the other night at Wagamama and thought 'how hard can it be to make this?' 😉 I am sure to make it to their standard must be very hard, but what I threw in the... Continue Reading →

Finding My Inner Foodie

Cooking! I used to be a good basic traditional cook, then I got divorced. I stopped cooking and starting doing fast food and ready meals. I started travelling and cooked even less, ate out even more. I have arrived at... Continue Reading →

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