my week in pictures #40

this week in pictures post will be a bit different. after everything that happened at the beginning of the week with the riots in london that spread across the UK, it hasn’t felt right to blog or even read blogs. even on twitter it felt weird to return to ‘normal twitter activity’ as it feels like going back to normal is like forgetting everything that happened. and its hard to forget and move on
although many people may disagree i feel that the police ultimately did the right thing. yes there needed to be more of them on the streets but i feel that if they showed an ounce of violence towards the rioters the situation could of got a hell of a lot worse. a lot of the kids involved are people that carry knives and guns on the street. although unfortunately 4 people lost their lives in the riots i feel that this number would be a lot higher if the police used violence to control the riots
i relate it to a toddler throwing a tantrum. the worst thing to do is show them attention. its usually best to leave them to cry on their own for 20 minutes and after which they will stop. pretty much what the rioters have done. yes we had 3 days of hell in london im not distracting from that at all but i feel that if the police did turn to water cannons within those first few days the situation could have escalated even further
it is easy to jump to water cannons or using physical violence against the rioters to stop them but if this all initially started because the police may have shot an innocent man, then i dread to think what else could have happened
i think society needs to change in order to fix this problem and although the riots have stopped the problem hasnt gone away
before i get myself all angry again instead i think everyone should pick up a bag of these
NOM
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  • i loveeee this! x

  • They look amazing but they wouldn’t last long in my house…

  • @Jessicaaasx said – thanks!xx

    @Amey Jane – haha they didn’t last long in mine either :P xx

  • I totally agree with you on that post. However I think that here we haven’t really got an idea of what was really happening in the UK. What was said on TV (Belgium and France) was totally different from was I was reading on twitter. but I was sooo shocked when I saw some video and pics on the web by myself, it was totally mad !!! These rioters were clearly looting without any revendications whatsoever and I think the police did a good job.
    Does all this blabla even make sense ? LOL I’m frustrated with my english at times I can’t express myself as well as I would like to.

  • i agree with what you said about the riots, childish. love love love your blog! and i’ve started watching your youtube vids :) x

    http://essiebeex.blogspot.com/

  • OMG! twirl bites!!??? Why have I never seen these? Twirls are my favourite chocolate… so chocolatey

  • @Marilou – aw bless you! i get what you mean =) i think it was hard for other countries to understand what was happening as well when even in the uk we didn’t really know why it was xx

    @Essie – thanks so much!xx

  • @Jane – they are my favourite chocolate too! i saw them in sainsburys and just had to get them. so yummy xx

  • i tagged you in my most recent post :)
    http://essiebeex.blogspot.com/ x

  • Mmm, I bet they’re lovely!

    I totally agree with you about the rioters- they were just like toddlers. A classic cases of “I want, I want” syndrome.

    Nat x

  • I just love that twirly bites. I usually have some of them when I am watching my favorite movies.

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  • @Essie. – thanks!xx

    @Natalie – so yummy!xx

    @hilary austin – best time to have them xx