Friday, 31 May 2019

A Strange Ambition

I'm surprised that so many people are trying to become leader of the Conservative Party.

Whoever does become leader is likely to be blamed for a catastrophic departure from the European Union, and may well also preside over the extinction of the party.

Why do that want it ?

Monday, 13 May 2019

The Varieties of Compost

I usually buy special compost for sowing seeds, but this year absent mindedly helped myself to potting compost instead. I mixed it with some sand and vermiculite to improve drainage and sowed my tomato seeds. They grew much better than usual, so I may not bother with a special medium for seedlings in future.

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Slowing Down

This morning I timed myself preparing to go out to vote in the District Council elections.

I arose at 6:45. I bathed, dressed, breakfasted, washed up, said 'hello' to the cat and by the time I'd made myself presentable to the world it was 10:15, so it took me three and a half hours to get ready even though I omitted my usual morning check of emails and CIX messages.

I resist a temptation to generalise about the ways of the ancient, but this ancient at least lives slowly:-)

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

An Annoyingly Tentative Invitation

This morning's post included a poll card for the European Election scheduled for 23 May. Yet there will be no such election in Britain if the Prime Minister can avoid it.

How would we react to an invitation to a wedding between two people who hope to get out of it somehow or other?

Supposing the election doesn't take place, how many people will appear at the polling stations because they don't know about the cancellation, or to protest, or because they want to see how many others turn up for one reason or another?