Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Wednesday

It is a lovely day.   The wind is much lighter.   After what seems to have been a wet night the sky is blue with puffy white clouds and the sun is actually warm.   Tess and I have just had a shortish walk - she is still pretty tired after her ramble around the castle yesterday and today is the day that friend S comes to take her for a walk.

I had a brilliant night's sleep after two very bad ones.   The first thing I did was to add another cellular blanket under the duvet, then I popped a hot water bottle into the bed about half an hour before I went to bed and last of all I went on line and ordered myself a new electric blanket.  Oh and I went into Winter jim=jams - Summer nighties will now be washed and put away for next year.   If all this is not enough to make the weather turn into an Indian Summer I don't know what is.   But after all that I had a jolly good night's sleep and didn't wake until almost half past seven.

I put on the television while I was eating my breakfast - I don't know - there is Boris ranting and raving, Rees-Mogg sprawled across the bench looking as though he might well be asleep, MP's crossing the floor and changing sides half way through the argument. Do we really want to be governed by people like this?   Any effort at interviewing anyone outside is completely useless as there is so much shouting and protesting in the background that it is impossible to hear what anyone is saying.   I wonder if it would help if I sat in my sitting room reading several books waiting to be read, drew the curtains, didn't listen to radio or TV, cancelled my paper and just pretended it would all go away.   What do you think?   Any other ideas.

21 comments:

Julia said...

Good morning. I despair - I really do. We have 2 kids in their early 20's and I fear for their futures. I have no idea how this is going to end and it is the youngsters who are going to have to live with the consequences of this shambles for the longest time. It is a disgrace. I am wearing a fleece this morning! Definitely an autumnal chill in the air. Have a good day.

Rachel Phillips said...

Don't turn the tv on at breakfast time. Enjoy your banana in peace and quiet. xx

JayCee said...

It does make you want to crawl away and hide in a cave. I dread looking at the news sites now as I just know it will depress me. Our weather is horrible today, cold, grey and very windy with gales forecast for later. I am wearing a fleece and shall probably switch on the heating this afternoon.

jinxxxygirl said...

I guess thats basically what we do Pat... the world will continue without us constantly watching it... We read no newspapers nor do we watch any TV news.. I catch a few headlines on my phone but thats about it.. I will watch a little more closely around election time.. when the field has narrowed some.. We are having an Indian Summer here in Arkansas... Temperatures in the 90's all week and not cooling off much at night with high humidity.. I'am so looking forward to a breath of Fall.. Hugs! deb

Derek Faulkner said...

You often say that your having nothing to do with politics and yet you regularly mention them, Rachel had the best idea.
What do I think - I think we need a return to a hot summer and then you won't have to go to bed buried under a mountain of bedding and clothes, the 4 tog duvet and naked is plenty warm enough for me until it gets colder.

Hard up Hester said...

I have to say I'm sick to death of all the shenanigans going on I really am.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Rees-Mogg was only trying to fill the space vacated by those crossing the floor. I feel I've already heard everything to be said on both sides, several times over. I'd find a good book if I were you.

Heather said...

I think we might just as well give up worrying about it all. After all, none of them take any notice of what we think or want. Read your books with a clear conscience and enjoy your life to the full. That is about all any of us can do right now.

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the veg artist said...

Change channels if you must watch TV at breakfast time. Do not fill your head with doom and gloom before the day has even begun properly! My kitchen radio is tuned to R3. It does have news reports, but very brief, and I try to boil the kettle then!!

Derek Faulkner said...

Pat, I've just seen your reply on the previous post about the cold and yes, I do suffer from the cold, I hate the cold, I've never been a winter person - and that's why I never complain when it's hot and sunny.

Gwil W said...

Moggie was having a cat nap.

Anne Brew said...

Although I follow politics avidly I’ve found it necessary lately to turn everything off, open the back door and listen to birdsong instead.

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes, don't read or listen to the news until late afternoon. It moves so quickly right now that it will be out of date by 6 anyway.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone.

Granny Sue said...

I take a bit of heart in realizing the US isn't the only place in a mess these days. While in England the last two weeks I heard no news. The country seemed to run along as if all was well in the government, even though I knew that was not the case. I listen to BBC every morning, and it seems like there is even more confusion now than when Theresa May was the PM.

Rambler said...

I am already following your suggested plan, Pat. After all, I feel helpless to do anything to change the awful state of our country, so I may as well stick my fingers in my ears and "La-la-la" through the day. Sit back and let it happen, then cope with whatever is the outcome.
- Rosemary

Cro Magnon said...

Still no rain here. Still sleeping on top of the duvet. Still swimming every day. Will it never end?

Librarian said...

We were supposed to have the last summer day yesterday, and a wonderful day it was - although I spent all of it at the office. After work, I met up with my parents and sister in town for an ice cream.
This morning is grey and with light showers of rain. It is September, after all, and I am sure we'll have some more nice, sunny days, but I do not see the return of proper hot weather until next year. Bye-bye, summer!

Debbie said...

We haven't had a telly since the early 90's and really don't miss it.Public figures have descended into braying fools whether it be politics, sport, entertainment, news etc. We listen to the radio but really you need to choose your station carefully nowadays - 5 live tends to be hyper and aggressive and I am fed up of the "Mr Angry's-about-everything" - I can no longer listen to them. The soporific tones of R4 or R3 tend to suit me more now. Yes I am getting old!

On a similar note, I came across this article by an ex BBC journalist now Buddhist nun (what a career change!) which you may find of interest. It certainly gave me a lot of food for thought.....

https://www.lionsroar.com/food-for-thought/

Debbie ( East Yorks)




The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the advice Debbie. Unfortunately my hearing problem is such that I need to see a face and mouth in order to hear what they are saying, so TV is so much better for me. I find radio impossible these days.

One does feel better when everyone in blogland seems to be of one voice - unlike the House of Commons over the past few days.