Sunday, 31 March 2019

Laziness Rewarded

After the clocks changed last Autumn I never got round to changing the time on my mobile phone, so now I don't need to change!!!

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Paddling Gently Along the Stream of Time

The loss of an hour's sleep is a shock from which it takes me a while to recover, and if I go to bed an hour early I'll find it hard to get to sleep so I plan to adjust to British Summer Time in installments.

I intend  to be in bed tonight about half an hour earlier than usual by Greenwich Mean Time  and to rise a few minutes later than usual, measured by BST. I hope that by tomorrow evening my internal clock will have reset itself to BST.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Spring has Come - for the Time Being

Today, for the first time this year, I walked into town without an overcoat, rejoicing in the Spring sunshine.

Friday, 22 March 2019

A Fragrant Survivor

My wallflowers are coming into flower very early. I'm especially pleased with a plant that flowered last year, and survived the Winter to flower again. It's about three times the size of the plants I bought last Autumn.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Attached to EU Citizenship

I rather like having a passport in the name of the European Union, and feeling myself a member of an  entity larger than the fading former imperial power that is Britain. I'm upset to think that will soon be taken away from me by an ill considered decision of rather dim individuals living in my vicinity.

I wish it were possible to have dual citizenship, remaining a member of the EU even when Britain is outside it.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Is it Time for a Referendum in Northern Ireland ?

Arrangements for Ireland seem to be the main obstacle to agreement with the EU. How much would the people of Northern Ireland mind partial separation from Britain in exchange for an open border with the Republic? Northern Ireland did vote to remain in the EU, so there might be a majority there in favour of the so called 'Back-Stop', absolving the rest of us from worrying about it.