Saturday, September 20, 2014

What an eventful week it has been, both nationally (Internationally?) and personally. I wonder how many Scots recognise this flag...


... as well as consider the Darien Scheme as a major contributor to the union over 300 years ago. After the Noes having it we are left with a tangled mess which will unravel and make British politics become increasingly English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish politics. It feels almost inevitable, with the loss of empire, post industrialisation and EU gerrymandering but, it isn't inevitable. The idiots, scoundrels and psychopaths of both main parties over the last twenty years have brought this situation about. We debated it at work and, despite some differences of opinion, we all agreed that something has now broken and the political and social spheres will become very interesting. With talk of excluding Scottish MP's from voting on English matters, an English parliament, excited chatter about regional assemblies and what will the Welsh do, we are entering uncharted territories. In the background we have the TTIP ( Link 2 Link 3 Link 4 Well worth reading this Link! ) which will have a profound impact upon all of us as multinational corporations will own us lock, stock and barrel. So on the one hand we have people getting excited about nationality and independence whilst quietly beavering away the huge corporations make such excitement as relevant as flying a kite to catch a cloud. Crazy world...

Earlier this week my son came off his bike and had a nasty tumble. Happily, apart from some bruises, shock and a couple of scrapes he escaped injury and the bike is ok apart from some minor repairs. Without his helmet it would have been a different matter because he went head first into the road so he is indeed very lucky. We're all hugely relieved but Mrs C is now having kittens at the thought of two of us riding bikes as I have been havering after one for some time now. I have my heart taken by this beauty



but my head, thinking about work transport, England's default weather setting and my desire for comfort now I'm comfortably middle aged, is taken by the Scooter pictured below.



We shall see...

TTFN.

2 Comments:

Blogger Scoakat said...

I vote for the first bike. The second may be a bit more practical, but the first is far and away the cooler bike. But you know this.

8:55 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

The first is much cooler but I fear impractical if I want to use it for work.

12:35 pm  

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