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Gosh, what a difference a few hours makes. We are into a General Election here on the Coo and will no doubt be bombarded fiercely with paper and sloganeering for the next seven and a half weeks. I called into Waitrose this afternoon and an old friend, knowing I was of the Lib Dem persuasion even asked me whether I would be standing? He used to be Mayor of the town and I am still wondering whether he was in jest. Still it is nice to be asked.

But apart from politics there's not a lot happening. The family have disappeared, we are back to work. I have plants to plant and the lawn to mow. Louise Lear is telling me that there will be frost, but luckily we are fairly close to the sea and that keeps us warm. Anyway I am not digging up my newly planted geraniums: they will have to take their chance.

Planting them was the only thing I did do over Easter. You set aside tasks to keep you busy over the four days of holiday and then you find it comes to an end before you have done any of them. Always seems to happen - with Christmas as well.

Anyway try not to get too caught up in the political whirlpool. The only thing I predict is that the election will not be predictable. Expect the unexpected. We shall probably be invaded by Scotland and hacked by the Russians. We live, as the Chinese say, in interesting times.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 18th Apr 2017 - 06:03PM   Posted by Fennie   Political Lark Comments: 7

Fennie's Avatar . . .and that's before we take into account Mr Haircut's missiles.

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Apr 2017 at 06:05PM

Faith's Avatar FennieLaughing

About the holidays..... whatever and whenever they are..... you hear things on the radio/tv about 'relaxing' but I just find they are busier with more work than normal days.

Posted by: Faith on 18th Apr 2017 at 07:59PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Thank goodness that my days being nearly 24/7 immersed in electioneering are long gone. Still I shall offer my services doing the lighter sort of work. I think you all know my persuasion but no arguing amongst us Coos.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th Apr 2017 at 09:05PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Politicians come and go but the Coo saunters quietly along, partly I like to think because we don't allow politics to get in the way of friendship. I can't understand people who let political or religious beliefs come between friends or family. Many will feel a little fed up with politics and cheesed off by the time the election arrives.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th Apr 2017 at 09:53PM

Fennie's Avatar In the family I was always forbidden from discussing religion or politics which always seemed a shame, these being to my teenaged mind by far the most interesting subjects on the agenda.

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Apr 2017 at 10:54PM

Camilla's Avatar Always politics and somehow I expect it will all backfire.

Hear hear FN!

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Apr 2017 at 11:38PM

Ivy's Avatar I find it interesting how different British culture is regarding politics and religion. Here people seem to talk politics all the time and if it is only politician bashing. There was a time after WW II when talking politics and religion were somewhat risky and considered not advisory ( people chose not to bother about politics because they felt betrayed ) but that changed after the student revolte in 1968 and so I grew up knowing who and what my parents stood for politically and had a good clue what my teachers and my friend's parents believed in and voted.

Posted by: Ivy on 19th Apr 2017 at 02:56PM

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