So, it looks as though the citizens in the birthplace of democracy are voting a resounding 'no' against further austerity measures to keep their finances afloat. It also looks as though Europe is panicking at the result. It seems we may all suffer at the outcome.
From this farmstead in the Yorkshire Dales, down a lane, pretty far from any hectic civilisation, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Summer - the bird song, the scent of roses, the company of friends, the beautiful views and walks, it all seems a long way away and of little consequence.
Cro says the results may affect all of us. I do not disbelieve him. But I do not understand a single point of it all. The Eurozone, the single currency and all it entails are a completely closed book to me, as are so many other current issues in the world.
My philosophy is largely that I used my vote at our General Election to vote for the Party which best represented my interests both personal and in World situations. Now I sit back and expect them to do their best.
Is this so very wrong? Should I now be reading up on a subject I really do not understand? And, as regards other world issues (the Isis crisis, for example) should I spend time worrying about things over which I have no control, and about which I am only told what the Government choses to tell me?
The time will shortly come, the way things are going, when I no longer listen to the News Broadcasts. What is Headline news one day is not mentioned the next or is pushed to a tailend report. And who choses how these reports are worded and what goes into them - and probably more importantly - what is left out?
Am I losing my grip, or do many other folk feel like this? Anyone who can throw any light on the subject please do so now for the sake of my sanity.