Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, 7th february

Order, Order.  Well you know what I am talking about, John Bercow's brave speech against Trump being allowed in Westminster,  I hear a lot of rumblings going round in those chambers, and maybe I fear for his job, but Theresa May will have to watch her step over this one....


To more mundane things, it is raining this morning, yesterday a whole band show rolled up to cut the great branches of I think the sycamore trees that overhung the road, these trees are magnificent they frame our windows like paintings, the haunt of the larger birds, jackdaws, pigeons and of course the owls at night.  The great yew just outside the church porch also had a severe side and top cut, there is a photo in our village history when they were originally planted, small yews a hundred or so years back, now monsters, not really. they shelter so many little birds in their dark cavernous interiors, great pagan trees of the cemeteries.
So the slow build up to spring begins, seeds to be sown and mollycoddled till the warmer weather begins.


Gradually reading through my books, put down Rickman's 'Magus of Hay' last night - very good. I suspect his mixture of history, horror and crime appeals to my 'archaeological' nature..  I enjoy the Cleese books but will try another author soon.



And now to Lucy, a ray of sunshine in this gloomy weather.  Yesterday as I cooked, could not find the teaclothes to get something from the oven searching high and low in the kitchen and utility room, then I heard the slow thump of her tail, and yes she had pulled them down to her rug.  She is so mischievous, and loves teasing us.  LS says she is helpful, though I am not sure carrying cushions in her mouth is helpful, or the fact that we have to play hunt the slipper every day.  But her paw continues to improve after the operation, she had part of her pad removed, maybe she will have to wear a shoe for pavement walking as she tends to limp on hard surfaces.  Of course, a bit like buying shoes for the children in earlier days, there are none on the internet  her size...




6 comments:

  1. I do so applaud John Bercow for speaking out against Trump and I rather think that he spoke for a great many people around the world, who utterly dislike the present incumbent of the White House.

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    1. Of course, he went against the PMs unfortunate toadying up to the president, which means only one side of the house is with him, the conservatives of course are being loyal to Theresa May. Think Bercow has the last word in the House of Commons though...

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  2. Many (the majority) in America applaud your John Bercow for bravely speaking out on trump.

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    1. I have noticed that an awful lot of Americans are as sick with the man as we are.

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  3. As an American watching this insane circus that we would have made fun of if it was in some poorer country, it is a breath of fresh air for other countries to speak out, make fun of, and sympathize with us here in America. Republicans are looking the other way...intelligent and honest Republicans which is so very depressing. Strength to the global voice.

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    1. My heart goes out to you all, how can a man who lives in such a miasma of lies actually get to run such a large country as America. If that blond floosie that runs his show shrieks 'fake news'once more, well ;)

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