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Ah cupcakes - I love cupcakes, they taste great, look great and you can have lots of different flavours & colours.

Thursday is frothy coffee day, however in the spirit of consideration there's also a pot of the black stuff on the hot plate. Tea is my favourite lemon & grapefruit with the standard back up of builders tea in the big brown pot.

Today is all about change for the country, and indeed our local regions, none of us can second guess the effects today will have on our environ or even assess the impact financially or personally. Big things elections. However I have been to vote - I was 3rd in at 7.02 this morning!

But life does go on ..... just in the next 8 weeks huge things will impact my life which the election can't influence. Daughter No 1 turns 17 and will have her first driving lesson, sits her AS exams and also is going to look at some Unis with friends. Daughter No 2 will sit her GCSE's with the promise of a place at Cheltenham Catering College - such exciting times. What's going to take place in your life's uninfluenced by the election?

Posted at 6th May 2010 - 09:22AM   Posted by Jaynebeth   Coffee Morning Comments: 5

Westerwitch's Avatar Oooooo Yum thank you . . . the black stuff for me . . . what is the lemon and grapefruit tea like . . . can I pinch a tea bag for later.

Good luck to your daughters - very exciting for them once the exams are actually over . . .

Robotboy is due to graduate this year.

Wildchild is heading for Australia with her boyfriend at the end of June for an extended stay.

AA will also be graduating this year.

HS and I have two Open Studios coming up and an exhibition - although how much we sell may be governed by the outcome of the election Sad

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th May 2010 at 09:45AM

Fennie's Avatar I'm for the black stuff too. But with milk of course. Builders tea to tannin my insides even more. It's a sombre day here - one of those sad, soft days when the rain drizzles down to shine the roads and make the hedges glisten. Yet which seems to make everything else sorrowful. Grey sky, little wind, the busy birds, flitting in the rain (why do they not get wet when they are flying? Why do fledgelings not die in the rain in their open nests?) Always wondered this from the time I was a young child with a rookery among the tall trees at the end of the drive. Still they will continue, one hopes, not to expire whatever the election result which threatens to reach an in-conclusion. And so another one will be coming along soon. Mark my words this is just a practice.

It's been a very quiet election here. We have a poster in the window (for I am an old political hack, though these days more of an extinct volcano) but there are very few others apart from the endless splodges of blue in the fields. And this is supposed to be a marginal seat! I haven't met a candidate, nor have I been leafleted (except by the postman). Nor has anyone called to urge me to join the colours 'I say, I say again that this is the age of change....'

But, personally you know, I am not sure that people actually want change. I think what they want is reassurance that things are not going to get worse, that they will continue to have a job or a business. They are saying collectively 'Keep Calm and Carry On,' though who should be doing the carrying on is an open question: on balance they seem to be wanting all three parties to work together in some sort of coalition of the willing to extricate ourselves from the pit of debt, collapsing revenues and devaluation of the currency into which, once again, we have tumbled.

Poor Britain! Even if we wanted, we couldn't afford to bail-out Greece; nor would we be let in to the euro if we wanted to join. It's all rather sad. Like the rain and the wet birds flitting about.

Anyway, good luck with your voting everyone and congratulations, Jaynebeth, for being such an early bird. I think I'll take a cupcake now. Might cheer me up.

Posted by: Fennie on 6th May 2010 at 10:19AM

CalicoKate's Avatar Oooo just my sort of Cupcake - a picture = no caloriesVery HappyVery Happy
No idea what the year has in store for us, not really sure that a new PM would make much difference to us anyway. I wil go and vote but very lacklusterly.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 6th May 2010 at 01:52PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar I was here this morning and enjoyed a lovely cupcake and coffee, but got distracted by Fennie's comment and then wandered off forgetting to say hello. How rude!

I voted, same as always and this afternoon I'm happily back in the garden again in the lovely sunshine digging around in the veggie beds and growing things.

The plants will grow whatever the result of the election but if they had a vote I think they'd choose the Green Party.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 6th May 2010 at 02:56PM

Seeing as the British election won't have much effect on the Bear's life in the Colony, I'm inclined to side with Shakespeare's Mercutio: "A plague on all their houses." (That's from Romeo and Juliet.)

I do so hope someone can help you un-muddle things.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 6th May 2010 at 10:52PM

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