Tag: Brexit

  • Lorry queues, supermarket queues, food production, and Christmas dinner

    Lorry queues, supermarket queues, food production, and Christmas dinner

    Victoria helped me wrap some presents today. Actually, she was a right nuisance and ended up tearing the paper. I went to the shops early this morning to beat the rush but still there was a long queue outside the food court at Marks & Spencer. I decided not to go in. I’m not a […]

  • The end is near!

    The end is near!

    Oh dear. The world really is conspiring against me. I woke this morning to the news that Boris Johnson has hired Tony Abbott as a Brexit trade advisor. This is grim news indeed. The only good thing to come out of the last Australian election was the news that Tony Abbott lost his seat in […]

  • Electionmania

    Since we moved to the UK we have participated in so many elections. We narrowly missed the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 but since then we’ve had two general elections, several council elections and European elections, and a Brexit referendum. This week there’s a council by-election in our electorate and next month there’s another […]

  • Brexit disaster kit

    Brexit disaster kit

    Before the Christchurch earthquake sequence began I had prepared an earthquake emergency bag. It was a backpack containing batteries, candles, a first aid kit, a radio, a torch, matches, and various other things. I was probably the only person in Christchurch to have one. Then the earthquakes came and now everyone in Christchurch has one. […]

  • Scottish education, doggies, and Brexit

    Scottish education, doggies, and Brexit

    The Scottish state-funded education system is brilliant. Daniel will be starting secondary school in August and they have a transitioning program for pupils that starts in primary 6, two years before they leave primary school. This began with short visits to the secondary school and has culminated this week with pupils getting to spend two […]

  • Snow and Brexit chaos

    Snow and Brexit chaos

    We finally got some snow today. The first snow of the year and winter. It was beautiful but will probably be all gone by tomorrow. Daniel told me that he and his friends are going to form a band. Daniel has been learning the guitar for nearly a year and he’s got a friend who’s […]

  • Take me to your leader

    It’s hard not to feel a bit of schadenfreude about the situation Theresa May has created for herself. When she first became prime minister about one year ago I was cautiously hopeful. I didn’t know anything about her and it was a relief just to have someone in charge because for a short period we […]

  • Liar, Liar!

    I’ll likely be voting for Labour or SNP on Thursday. I haven’t yet decided which party but I’m leaning towards Labour because I really like Jeremy Corbyn and I want him to be Prime Minister. He rides a bike, he’s vegetarian, and he wears his mother’s knitted jumpers. What more could you want from a […]

  • Theresa Mayhem

    It may not be mayhem in the UK, not yet anyway, but I’m becoming increasingly alarmed by Theresa May. She started off with grand statements about equality and working for everyone but I’ve seen nothing encouraging since then and more cause for concern than anything else. One example was Amanda Rudd’s recent statement about having British firms declare […]

  • Depraved local authorities and Brexit

    My chalk protest message on the street washed away with the rain yesterday. So I wrote it again last night and again this morning and I’ll continue writing it over and over again until all my anger and grief is gone. Or until I run out of chalk. I didn’t think they would really do […]

  • Snot and brexit

    I haven’t written a blog post for ages, the reason being that I’ve been feeling rotten for about a week. It all started last Wednesday. I was not feeling great and decided I needed to get out of the house and do some exercise so we cycled to Newton Dee. The effect of this was […]

  • Brexit and other things

    On the 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote on whether they want to remain in the European Union. We get to vote in this referendum and although I’m still undecided, I’ll probably vote to remain in the EU. I say I’m undecided because I haven’t really looked closely into the pros and cons of […]