All the cool kids [you and you] are doing this, and I want to be cool too. Besides, I’m interested to see what sort of response I get – and I know that the folk who read this xlog are highly imaginative and fun-filled. So, I’d like you all to screw your fandanglyicious imaginative heads on firmly and request pictures that are revealing of my wonderful life, but preferably aren’t requests that in anyway physically involve me … I have the right to ignore those requests, ta.
Tomorrow we’re tootling off and joining the Bank Holiday traffic in an effort to ‘get away from it all’ [apart from each other of course] for a few days. We shall enjoy the wet and blustery weather [why is it always wet and blustery during this specific week every year?] in The Blokey’s parents caravan in Kent. We shall try not to blow away. It’s much needed, especially for The Blokey.
And speaking of Bank Holidays, some silly soul somewhere decided that it would be great to suggest the idea of another Bank Holiday. Ah, but this one would be specifically so that folk could do voluntary work and give something back to the community. I have issues with this … a) they want it in October which would mean that it would fall in the half-term holiday [these pesky Bank Holidays rarely fall during term-time, damn them], b) I do a lot for the community anyway, it’s part of my job and my own individual morality, c) if we have to have a new Bank Holiday why can’t we celebrate St George’s Day [then the Irish (is St Patrick’s Day already a Bank Holiday in Ireland?), Welsh and Scots (oh my God, they get one starting this year?) could also have new Bank Holidays of their own, rather than one for the whole of Britain].
Of course, some of the comments about it on the newsforum at bbc.co.uk tickled my fancy … How about the 4th July so that we can celebrate American independence? asks Ian [I think I love Ian]. Megi exclaimed, in one word – hell yes!!, to which John rather nicely responded And you will be volunteering to help people count? My most favourite of all the lovely commenters was L A Odicean. Yesterday morning s/he stated, It’s a disgrace. Many countries have more frequent holidays than we do. Of course we should take more breaks. We work too hard in this country. It seems that s/he had second thoughts because later s/he posted the comment, Of course we don’t need an extra holiday.. It’s an absolute disgrace. People in this country simply don’t work hard enough. Oh, you have to laugh. Or maybe you should be laughing at me for having the time to notice these things?
So don’t forget – I own a rather fandangly camera which is bored of taking pictures of Tabatha-Cat and grass; it desires to take pictures of other stuff. But not the inside of my fridge – it draws the line at that [that’s so yesterday … ]. What would you like to see a picture of?
please God bless the weather in Kent xxx Elsabeth