Friday, 24 May 2019

Goodbye to all that.

But more of the same, sadly.   Yes of course I mean the resignation of our Prime Minister.   How long will all this go on for?   I am  a remainer and the whole fiasco fills me with disgust at present - the millions of pounds that have been 'wasted' in the name of 'Politics' - and all to no avail.   Meantime jobs fall by the wayside, homeless people sleep on the street in our big cities and I look at countries like The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the like and wonder how we can have made such a mess of it all.

I buy bedding plants and put them in (with difficulty and being a bit wobbly on my pins), indulge in so far as I can in my love of gardening and try to forget about all the hoo hah.   I look at Tess who, after a walk with friend S, is now lying asleep in a shaft of sunlight, and think how lovely it is to be a dog if it belongs to a good home.   As long as it has a comfortable bed, plenty to eat and drink and walks where it can sniff blades of grass to its heart's content and let politics and all the worrying aspects of life float over its head, it is happy.

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and put the whole thing out of your head for a day or two if you can.

15 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

As a Leaver, I've been angry and frustrated over the last two years watching the Remainers using every stalling tactic that they can to prevent Brexit taking place, and now, we're at a place where they've almost succeeded.
Been another hot and sunny day here, even got out on my bike and cycled along the seafront - but it doesn't look as if it's gonna last over the weekend.
Can't beat a dog for making you think about the simple things in life.

jinxxxygirl said...

Pat i try... TRY to only worry about things that i can do something about.. Sometimes its enough to only worry about your own little world.. the rest will take care of itself.. it has too... because its too big for me. Take care dear Pat.. Hugs! deb

justjill said...

I no longer think it should be about leavers or remainers. Its about what we have now. People with no homes,children no food. Appalling. I also try to only worry about things I can do something about. But it becomes more difficult as we stand and watch...

crafty cat corner said...

AT 73 years old I can remember the when times were so much better. No beggers sleeping on the street and jobs and homes for everyone. I despair at this country now and feel sorry for my children and Grandchildren, what on earth are their lives going to be like?
Briony
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Aril said...

I find the myriad of other things that they have neglected extremely frustrating and infuriating. Some are suffering terribly and the climate crisis should take precedence over everything.
Arilx

JayCee said...

I too feel frustrated and impotent about what is happening in the wider world but I am not brave enough to get out there and actually do something about it. I admire those people who get their hands dirty so to speak, helping the homeless and disadvantaged.

Heather said...

I agree with you Pat and your other commenters. I daresay the sun will rise and set as usual no matter what happens next, and we will go on making the best of things.

Gail, northern California said...

Here in the US the chaos in Washington, DC seems to be escalating. All of it makes me sad. I want to be proud of my country.

lynda said...

Try living with tRump and cronies on a daily basis in the US....many people report a genuine increase in anxiety here....
Coming over to the U.K. tomorrow for a few weeks, so I get to hear about your problems instead of ours. They're all the same.....

Cro Magnon said...

I was a remainer (for obvious reasons), and now find that I am increasingly alone. I'm sure leaving the EU will be fine for the UK, but my life will definitely deteriorate.

thelma said...

Well which ever side we are on, there is no answer. Let the politicians squabble whilst the rest of the British people get on with life.

Gwil W said...

I didn't know it was a bank holiday weekend over there. I think we have a bank holiday on Thursday. Also a government in crisis here. Half the ministers sacked or resigned. Vote of no confidence on Monday. I think the whole world is undergoing some kind of metamorphosis. There's nothing to be done about it. The universe is in charge.

Elizabeth Yule said...

I was (and still am) firmly in the Leave camp, but am now heartily sick of the whole farce. My opinion is just leave - now (which is what I scrawled all over my polling form on Thursday). My partner is Swiss and he is back working there. Don't be fooled, they do have their problems, including food banks and homeless people. In general though Switzerland is like a well oiled machine and, yes, the trains really do run on time. However, the reason it is like this is that the taxation rate is astronomical - for everyone. They also have to have compulsory health insurance - no blessed NHS for them. It is a fabulous country but the prices are eye-wateringly high and not everyone in Swiss society is living in luxury.

Susan said...

Good advice. Have a lovely weekend.

Rachel Phillips said...

I regret to have to inform your American readers, British Brexit is unique and the consequences will stay for over 100 years and generations will still live through and with it. It does not matter which political side you are on. It is political yes, but it is simply not about not liking someone who is in power at a given moment in time, or that person's policies, it is across Party lines, and will not change with a change of Government. It is about this country's future and the outcome will, whether people like it or not, whether it is good or bad, be with us and stay.