It’s almost finished, this year of strange happenings. The year when the UK voted to leave the EU and Government had absolutely no idea what to do because they hadn’t planned for that result. The losers are baying that the vote wasn’t their type of ‘democracy’ and demand that it be ignored.
Yeah, the type of ‘democracy’ in which the majority shut up and do as they are told. More usually spelled ‘dictatorship’.
Rather like the result of the US presidential election, in which the ‘wrong’ candidate won. Now we have the spectacle of Barry O’Blimey using his last days of power to turf out Russian diplomats because he’s convinced that his side lost because Putin interfered.
Yeah, because a communist country really wants a right wing government in America…
Putin is waiting for Trump to become President before deciding what to do next. He’s not rising to the Left’s attempt to sour international relations for the incoming government.
Really, the only question I had about the US election was ‘Of all the millions of people in America, those two were the best candidates you could find to put up as leader? Really?’
Surely there’s at least one person in America who is president material? If those two are what you present to the world as your best, what the hell are the rest of you like?
But then when I look at the leaders the UK and Scotland have put in power, I have to admit we don’t look any better. All we have are vacant idiots who just do whatever they are told by unelected control freaks and enact laws based on no real evidence whatsoever. Maybe the US has the better leader, we’ll have to wait and see.
It’s also been a bad year- especially around Christmas – to be famous. A lot of celebs left us. It’s almost like an end of year clearout of the old gang to make room for new rich socialist celebs.
As for me, I changed house, changed career and have now changed car. Well almost. My tatty little Ford is in the garage at home and has now been officially declared off the road. It’s not legal to touch public tarmac now. I’ll fix it before I sell it – might actually get more than a bag of beans for it that way.
In Wales, cars are a lot cheaper than in Aberdeen. I bought a RAV4 with a budget that, in Aberdeen, would have stretched to a Nissan Micra or a Fiat 500. It’s far from new but in good shape and hasn’t been to the moon and back as many times as my old car. I can’t get it until Wednesday which delays the return trip to Scotland by a day or so.
Once home I’ll have access to all my email accounts again and all the publishing programs on the desktop. I had not anticipated the delay but should have expected it. This sort of thing always happens.
Maybe I should port all publishing work to the laptop. That would make the laptop fully tax deductible because it’ll be completely associated with the publishing work, and would mean that wherever I go, I’ll have all of it to hand.
So, for 2017, I have to be more organised and improve my anticipation of difficulties and delays.
It’s a tough call, but worth a try…