The news that is lately… I mean, Ukrainian war, airliners shot down or crashing in bad weather, more fighting in CAR, the appalling situation in Gaza. I mean it is just so flipping depressing isn’t it?
Throughout my life I’ve taken a keen interest in current affairs, the news and politics. I’ve always felt I like to be connected to the greater world through this interest. How do I feel today? Hmm… not like that at all I feel I’d be better off with my head in the sand frankly. The Commonwealth Games have been a welcome happy diversion frankly but then I feel like this is like when the Roman Emperors put on the big shows and games in the Coliseum to keep the proletariat from rebelling against them… maybe I shouldn’t think like that too long or the fun will get wiped off the games!
I’m glad I’m off on holiday with Mrs F, by brother and his wife later in the week. First off Mrs F and I are popping in to visit Son-of-Furtheron and his girlfriend in the Midlands where we’ll drop off Daughter-of-Furtheron who is going to “sofa surf” with them for a couple of days before she heads home. We’re then off to sunny (unlikely given the forecast) Scotland for a weeks holiday. I do feel like I need a break, new scenery etc.