Clown’s everywhere and they live near you lol well one live’s in Sittingbourne.part 2

It appears I don’t need to apologise, he is a lying twat after all, and now covering a lie with another lie , what he means is he was confessing to the police, not cooperating lol 

we all knew he was lying because he is a coward and scared what people would do, well a message for you Ashley 

And now the papers are reporting he has been given a caution 

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/video-creepy-clown-prank-backfires-103898/

Wednesday, October 12 2016

Prankster dressed up a creepy clown to scare shoppers at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham

12 October 2016
by Jade Edwards

A prankster arrested after being filmed jumping out at shoppers in Chatham dressed as a killer clown has been handed a police caution.

The joker got more than he bargained for when one of his targets fought back at the Dockside Outlet Centre car park.

The stunt didn’t quite go as planned when one of his unsuspecting targets punched him in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.

Ashley Symes dressed up as a clown

The man’s friend, who fled when the masked menace appeared, is then seen hurling a milkshake at him.

In the video, the 23-year-old is also seen dragging the bat across the floor and chasing other “victims”, who run towards their car before speeding off.

But someone failed to see the funny side, and reported him to the police. He was arrested yesterday, and has since been cautioned.

Police said they investigated the incident in Maritime Way, Chatham, on Sunday, October 9.

A spokesman said: “It is reported that between 9pm and 9.51pm a person dressed as a clown threatened a teenage girl.

VIDEO: Killer clown prank backfires

“A 23-year-old Sittingbourne man was arrested in connection with this incident on suspicion of committing a public order offence.”

“He later received a police caution.”

It comes after unconfirmed reports a clown wielding a severed head and a machete chased a pensioner in Ashford.

Elsewhere, in Canterbury, a cyclist was reportedly chased through the University of Kent campus by a pack of clowns.

The craze has also reached Maidstone and Paddock Wood, with two people speaking out about coming face to face with terrifying clowns.

The clown craze, or Killer Clown, is sweeping Britain. Picture: WikimediaCommons

Police across the country have received reports of the so-called “creepy clowns” and have warned pranksters, following the US trend, that they may face prosecution for public order offences.

In Kent, nearly 60 clown-related incidents were reported in just three days.

Between October 7 and 10, 59 complaints have been made about clowns.

Supt Simon Thompson from Kent Police said: “While there have been some instances where people in masks have intimidated others, we have also received calls to report clown sightings in general.

“We would ask those people looking to report clown incidents to us to consider whether an offence has taken place, such as causing distress or fear, as there will be a lot of people dressed up in the coming weeks as Halloween approaches.

“If someone is being intimidated, threatened or their safety is put in danger, call us.”

Clown’s everywhere and they live near you lol well one live’s in Sittingbourne.

The latest craze is the “Killer clown’s” roaming the streets jumping out and scaring people. 
Well in Sittingbourne we have had quite a few sightings,  but I do confess I think a lot of the hype is mass hysteria in the town, and I have to admit, I was never a lover of clown’s at the circus, not because I found them creepy or they scared me, but because I just never found them funny.  
And if someone dressed as a clown jumped out at me trying to scare me I would probably deck them one.   and this happened to one unfortunate local twat .  see link at the bottom. 

One local lad who actually lives not far from me,  came to make the headlines yesterday  and I have to say, not only has he made himself look a complete twat once, he has now done it twice.  I will put the link at the bottom! 

Ashley Symes dressed up as a clown

The man’s friend, who fled when the masked menace appeared, is then seen hurling a milkshake at him.

In the video, the 23-year-old is also seen dragging the bat across the floor and chasing other “victims”, who run towards their car before speeding off.

even more funny, is the fact he says he was considerate http://www.kentlive.news/killer-clown-prankster-from-sittingbourne-speaks-out-about-his-latest-prank/story-29797445-detail/story.html

Now the original newspaper post used his picture, and the area he lives, Sonora fields. 
This report understandably annoyed many local residents as some kids had also been scared by a clown in that area. 
Then he makes a bigger twat out of himself, he post’s this on his facebook status, and also copies it to a local gossip group. 

This was his status update yesterday 

Guy the video went exactly to plan, me and my friends filmed a social experiment to see exactly how people would react to video of this nature and to see how easy it is to go viral due to negative content. For 8 months I have been working hard releasing positive content working along side charities such as cancer research/ stand up to cancer and hardly anyone shows support or offers help. It was set up and the people involved were my friends who not only gave consent to be filmed and helped with the overall story line. Unfortunately some people can’t see what we were trying to do. We also tried to raise awareness and put other people off doing similar ideas as the repercussions can result in getting assaulted and possible criminal conviction. The police knew about it all and nothing has come of it because it isn’t real. So no I wasn’t arrested or whatever else is speculating I was actually working with them. Amazing how many people can jump on the bandwagon of slating someone without knowing the full story. So no I didn’t target anyone who was vulnerable and/or could of had heart conditions. Its a shame that in 2016 people believe everything they see as being real when 99% of the similar pranks are also staged/faked. Apologies if you thought it was real but if you know me in real life you know I am about making people happy and entertaining them. So see this as a kind of public apology. Thank you to BBC, ITV. Mirror, The Sun. Kent Online and any other big company for helping me promote it all to see exactly how the nation reacts.

The problem is, of course, no one believes his story, there has been no confirmation that what he says is true, in fact quite the opposite. the police have confirmed he was arrested and charged with a public order offense. and funny enough he removed his post from the groups and has  now made his status update no longer public, or deleted it.

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-10-11/at-least-59-killer-clown-sightings-in-kent-in-three-days/
 One man, 23, from Sittingbourne, has been arrested for a public order offense, a Kent Police spokesman said as officers issued a warning.

I will, of course,  apologise for thinking he is a complete bullshitter and only came up with that status update to stop people giving him the kicking he deserves if the police issue a statement saying what he is claiming is true.. 
Don’t hold your breath because I can’t see it happening.. 

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/video-creepy-clown-targets-shoppers-103898/

(Just in case they remove the link) 

Prankster dressed up a creepy clown to scare shoppers at the Dockside Outlet Centre, Chatham

11 October 2016
by Jade Edwards
  • jedwards@thekmgroup.co.uk

A prankster got more than he bargained for when he dressed up as a clown to scare shoppers in Chatham – and his victims hit back.

The man dressed up as a killer clown, armed with a baseball bat, and was filmed jumping out at people in the Dockside Outlet Centre car park.

But the stunt didn’t quite go as planned when one of his unsuspecting targets punched him in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.

Ashley Symes dressed up as a clown

The man’s friend, who fled when the masked menace appeared, is then seen hurling a milkshake at him.

In the video, the 23-year-old is also seen dragging the bat across the floor and chasing other “victims”, who run towards their car before speeding off.
A spokesman said: “A 23-year-old Sittingbourne man has been arrested in connection with this incident on suspicion of committing a public order offence. He remains in police custody.”

It comes after unconfirmed reports a clown wielding a severed head and a machete chased a pensioner in Ashford.

Elsewhere, in Canterbury, a cyclist was reportedly chased through the University of Kent campus by a pack of clowns.

The craze has also reached Maidstone and Paddock Wood, with two people speaking out about coming face to face with terrifying clowns.

Police across the country have received reports of the so-called “creepy clowns” and have warned pranksters, following the US trend, that they may face prosecution for public order offences.

It is not clear in the video if any of the “victims” knew about the prank before it was filmed.

The clown craze, or Killer Clown, is sweeping Britain. Picture: WikimediaCommons

Nearly 60 clown-related incidents have been reported to Kent Police in just three days.

Between October 7 and 10, 59 incidents involving clowns in Kent have been reported

Supt Simon Thompson from Kent Police said: “While there have been some instances where people in masks have intimidated others, we have also received calls to report clown sightings in general.

“We would ask those people looking to report clown incidents to us to consider whether an offence has taken place, such as causing distress or fear, as there will be a lot of people dressed up in the coming weeks as Halloween approaches.

“If someone is being intimidated, threatened or their safety is put in danger, call us.”

Police are investigating an incident in Maritime Way, Chatham, on Sunday, October 9.

It is reported that between 9pm and 9.51pm a person dressed as a clown threatened a teenage girl.

Flooding and Storms….

Last month we had some lovely hot weather but we also had some major storms…….
18th July we had a mega great thunder-storm.. you could see it rolling in

I took some pictures of the sky as the storm clouds were forming

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The boys and I sat in the garden watching even when the lightning started we sat and watched.. I had warned the boys that if I said get in that there was to be no questions just run the hell in……..  The lightening was getting closer and the clap of thunder was instant.. and we were sitting on metal chairs. if it got that close I  was going to call it a day

Now the worrying thing is the Art in the Park event was the next day… The weather forecast for Saturday the 19th was thunder storms and torrential rain……..   Not good……. but as it goes like I had said in the post about the event.. it rained in the morning while we were setting up and as the morning drew on and the even was about to start about 11am the sun started to shine… As it goes by the end of the day I was sunburnt……..
fast forward to Sunday..
A lovely day and we take the boys out to the spitfire museum and raf Manston museum ..   there had been some rain forecast but we hadn’t seen any, i was driving back and in the distance as im driving along the A2 having just passed through faversham and driving up the hill towards Teynham I could see the sky was black…..  I could actually see the rain falling from the sky in the distance……. And yes.. as we entered Teynham High Street it teamed it down.. by the time we got to the other end of the high street the roads were flooded..
This is what I was driving through
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thankfully we have a landrover so getting through flooded roads is not a problem..
The roads in Sittingbourne were just as flooded..
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My Foot

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The floods went down within hours and you wouldn’t have known how bad it was if you hadn’t of seen it..
There have been a couple of houses struck by lightning in the last month..
Then again in August we have had more storms.. we had the tail end of Hurricane Bertha which was actually quite a squib but there have been other storms coming in.
here are some pictures that were posted on Facebook of the sky in Iwade…. (yes we had the same sky as its less than a mile from us)
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And then there was just over a week ago..  It was a Thursday afternoon.14th August. 
I know that because I was taking my dad shopping in Asda and we were parked in the disabled space.
here is the news report if you are wondering whose foot it was posted on Facebook they mention … well it was mine lol  as here are some pics I had taken in the car park as I struggled to get not only the shopping in the car.. I had to take apart my dads scooter and get it in the car and then try to help him get in without him getting too wet. I got him home in his mondeo and then had to drive back in the land rover to find out that even Quinton Road where I live off was flooded.
asdf

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/sittingbourne/news/kent-back-on-flood-alert-21911/

Back of my dads car in disabled space

Back of my dads car in disabled space

Up to my ankles in water.. thankfully I had flip flops on that day.....

Up to my ankles in water.. thankfully I had flip flops on that day…..

 



I know that flash flood happen but three or four times in a month is way over average……. especially in areas that haven’t been flooded in over 40 or 50 years.

Now the thing is I have always said when they knocked down the pumping station with the mill that there would be problems as that is what used to use a lot of the water from the stream.. having lived in Periwinkle close I know all about the mill, flooding and streams……  we grew up with the history….. the tales of the flooding from the creek
are they going to admit that maybe they were wrong to knock down the old pumping station and water tower when they demolished the mill to build the new Morrisons .. who knows……. but I can bet this is not the end of the flooding…

I Won! Its the Christmas Lights Turn on day

Sittingbourne has a rather pathetic Christmas light display if truth is told,
about 10 years ago both Allan and I were on the Christmas lights committee but every suggestion that we made to get the lights more outstanding was ignored Every idea to raise money was pushed to one side if it wasn’t suggested by an élite few… There was also allegations that the original lights the town had that were quite impressive years ago had been stolen.. We were told they were sent off for rewiring and never returned, however there was never any proof because there was a delivery note but anyway.. this is old news and money was needed for new lights.. we borrowed lights from other towns and put them on the lamp posts..
Apparently now new by-laws say we can’t have them draped over the road in the high street… funny how most other towns can but again…  that’s another story..
Anyway fed up with having everything suggested ignored we and quite a few others left the lights group.

Fast forward 10 years and I still kept and eye on the Christmas lights activities.. 
there is new blood on the committee and they are working hard now to make the whole turn on day a good community day and hoping to find lots of ways to raise money so in years to come the light display will be back to being as splendid as it was when I was a kid.
But I Still know some old members of the committee and have met a few new ones and made friends with them funny enough not through the lights groups.
So here we are present day.. I was told by Sam  a friend who we collect cardboard off and who also has given us some other contacts for cardboard..  (she is involved with the christmas lights ) that on  lights turn on day 30th November 2013
there would be a mince-pie competition. She also knew that I baked a lot so asked if I was interested in entering the competition.  well how could I resist.

Here were the rules:

If you’re doing a bit of late night baking…..

Mince Pie Competition Rules
•You need to enter 6 mince pies; two of these will be tasted by the judges. The remaining four will be donated for sale to raise money for the lights.
•You must have baked the mince pies yourself.
•Closing time for entries is 2pm and pies must be delivered to Christmas Lights Association Stall.
•Judging will take place at 2:30 on the stage-please be available when winner is announced to receive your prize.
•The winner will have their recipe published on our website and facebook page and will receive a special prize.

Both Allan and I baked some mince pies and we entered the comp.   we took the boys and Shelby-Anne (we have babysat her since Friday night while her mum and day get some bits done)  anyway we took them all off up the town to see Santa and we had to take our mince pies in to the christmas lights stall in the high street … oh and do a bit of shopping as well.

To me it wasn’t that cold but a lot of people were complaining it was freezing… oh well I guess this is England.. we are not happy unless we are moaning about something!!!

When we dropped our mince pies off we were told to go back to the stall at 2.30pm to find out the results of the judging by two judges who have no idea who baked what as it was all done by a number on the entry form. (before anyone could accuse anyone of cheating)
we got there  just after two thirty and they had narrowed it down to 4 entries

We were surprised to see both mine and Allan’s were there on the table.
It was announced and the winner was ME !!!!!!!!!!  YAY… to be honest that is probably the only thing I ever have and ever will win lol
Quite surprising really as we had decided at home that we thought the nicest ones were Allan’s, Anyway I won a lovely prize so we both get to share anyway.

A few pics of the day

Meeting Santa I asked the boys when I was taking Shelby-Anne to see Santa if they wanted to go (as I thought they may decide they were too old for it ) but guess what they wanted to do!

Meeting Santa
I asked the boys when I was taking Shelby-Anne to see Santa if they wanted to go (as I thought they may decide they were too old for it ) but guess what they wanted to do!

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The judges picking the winners.. my Mince Pies before they went into the oven and the table with the 4 entries when we got there before we knew who won.

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My prize and I have googled and it looks like a very nice treat that I think I will save for the summer 🙂

It was fun while it lasted… the snow is snow more….

While the rest of the country is covered in a lovely white blanket… we here in Sittingbourne got only an inch or two… (story of my life but we wont go there today)

As I was saying…….

one day of very fine snow that seemed to take forever just to cover the ground… We took the boys to the local rec to go on their new sledges for a few hours…  by Monday morning  we were left with Ice and sludge..

that’s the problem, While I love snow I do hate the ice, the sludge and the idiots trying to drive in it…
We have  a fantastic school they have only ever closed for a few snow days in all the time the boys have been there.. so yes it was open on Monday… thankfully we have the landrover to use so driving wasnt a problem, once we got on the main roads they were clear anyway as the gritters had done their job…

so a few hours up the park and an hour or so in the garden and the snow has gone all but a few bits of ice and slush and maybe the odd well insulated roof with a smattering on… And that huge pile in the school car park where the snowplough shovelled it all into a corner…..

we keep getting promised more snow but as usually it always seems to miss us…………    Yet again Sittingbourne is shielded from the snow… while all around us gets it…  its like living in the Bermuda triangle of the winter world…

Fun in the Snow!  20th Jan 2013

Fun in the Snow! 20th Jan 2013

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First Snow 2013

While the majority of the country is under snow we in the south east of England  usually only get a few flakes of snow.
Living in Sittingbourne Kent,  We have the Isle of Sheppey  near us and the weather usually hits the island hard.. goes over the  estuary and kind of bounces over the top of Sittingbourne and hits down again just before Faversham.. we do tend to be protected by the island… hence our lack of snow when a lot of surrounding area’s get it.

This is my theory not actually a proven fact but hey its as good as any other reason I have seen for us not getting the same weather as other villages around us 😉
Anyway much to my sons delight and I hope there is more to follow… I think there will be as its still snowing slowly.

Maybe the boys can get some use out of the Sledges we bought ages ago if it carries on tonight… I think we have the park planned for the morning.

Come on just enough for a quick play and they you can melt away or better still the cold front could go down under… they need all the help they can get…
Spare a thought for those in Australia, who are having the hottest weather ever and losing their homes and now a life due to the bush fires…

One extreme to another personally I would rather have cold and snow… at least we can wrap up when its cold.. you can only strip off to a certain extent in the heat.. but either weather extreme there are always the vulnerable who are going to suffer… 😦

front garden as the snow starts falling……
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Back garden fingers crossed we will have more in the morning