Kids starving and living in poverty, people using food banks, teachers having to bring in food for kids to eat, people dying in the streets in freezing temperatures, but never mind, some Z list American soap actress who got a duchesshood and a countesshood and a baronesshood for marrying an over-privileged royal, has lent her entitled name to four charities.

God save the queen, her palaces and her gold piano.



…When you arrange a photocall at a food bank, or a collection point for a food bank, you don’t stand there grinning like an idiot Chesire cat. You have the grace to look angry and ashamed that in, what purports to be the 6th largest economy on Earth, there are well over a million people who rely on food banks because they can’t afford food for themselves or their kids.

Delighted to support the today at the store in Torry . You can support the UK’s biggest food drive by any canned or long life foods at your local store. I was pleased to make my donation


See…you can do angry if you try!


And you hang your head in shame that you are part of what has caused that horror to be a fact of life for so many of our people, including people in work and old folk … while others live in the lap of luxury.


This is what makes me utterly ashamed to be British. It’s what makes me bilious when I see one of your union flags and all it stands for. It is what has, on occasions abroad, made me pretend not to be British.

Good that you got in a wee advertisement for Tesco though. When you lose your seat, maybe they’ll find you a job.



…there are a couple of very deserving causes that caught Munguin’s eye and persuaded him to open his wallet (we found the key in the vaults of Munguin Towers), allowing a multitude of moths to escape.

The first is from Munguin reader and blogger, The Rambling Junketeers, who, currently living in Mexico, has been touched by the plight of the hundreds of stray dogs that are left to starve on the streets in that country.


He’s fundraising for a kennel that he volunteers with. His story is heartwarming and tear-jerking at the same time. It’s worth a read if you’re an animal lover.

So, if you’re a dog person, and flush with cash, you might like to help him out. Money goes a good deal further in Mexico so even a little would make a difference.

The second cause is an old favourite of this site and of Munguin’s, so it will need no other introduction than… Mark Frankland. We all know what Mark does, and Munguin and I have the deepest respect for him. Homebase needs funds for the winter and this is important work, given the terrible hardships imposed on people by this heartless Westminster government of incompetents.

In addition to the Just Giving page, Mark has written another novel, always a seriously good and exciting read, and is selling it on Amazon Kindle. If you fancy buying it for your Kindle you can do so here. All the money goes to the fund. I think you’ll like the plot.


If you don’t have a Kindle you can read the book on his blog (see sidebar) or here, and make a contribution (or not) on the Just Giving page.

OK, that’s Munguin’s begging bowl going back in the cupboard until the next time. At least, to the little fella’s credit, he never asks anything for himself. (Of course, neither does Rupert!)