Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday 28th April



The other day Tabor asked her readers to name a female heroine, or at least someone who was livin today and was  'one person on the planet that you must meet and get to know'.   So who did I come up with, firstly of course Caroline Lucas the Green Party leader carrying single handedly her party through parliament with a certain amount of dignity and no shouty hysterics.

Then I remembered Margaret Hodge, controversial I know but sitting at the head of Public Accounts Committees a few years back with icy crossness as she interrogated the CEOs of Amazon, Starbucks and Google.  It was like  watching a good political drama programme on tv.  Calling to account public figures, especially in the realms of wealth acquisition and the offshore payment of taxes (or not).  She also called into question the money  to be spent on the 'garden bridge' a public frivolous expenditure dreamt up for what?  What I like about her is her courage to speak out without apologising for what she has said, something women do unfortunately.......

I am writing because Paul occasionally questions whether I have written something or not.  I could start with that heavy marble garden table sitting outside in the hall that arrived yesterday.  Remember that lovely warm weather we had the other week, well we needed a table for the back garden (East facing) for drinking our coffee in the morning.  Now of course they are forecasting probable snow next week but still............

The garden continues to grow through wet and cold weather, the white tulips are just coming out, my cowslips are starting to spread and the weeds slip easily from their cold beds of soil.  I have been buying gooseberry and red currant bushes, picked up some rhubarb from Pasture Cottage, and those sour sweet memories of summer past are already beginning to accumulate.

6 comments:

  1. Now that my visitors have gone I am huddled over the radiator plucking up the courage to take Tess for a walk. We do seem to suffer from cold up here in North Yorkshire don't we?

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    1. Good to see you back Pat. The cold is certainly biting at the moment, Paul is talking of getting more oil. Must admit walking is pretty miserable at the moment, mud, wet grass and cold winds. Lucy is quite happy to stay at home.

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  2. Oh no, not snow. That is so cruel of Mother Nature to do that in the middle of spring. I hope your forecast changes.

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    1. Usually the snow stays on the high ground, Pat might get it but as far as I am concerned with tomato and courgette plants out in the garden it will be the end of them.

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  3. Freezing cold in Teesdale yesterday!I am thinking that the real work of holding people to account is done in committees these days rather than in parliament,Prime Minister's question time is a joke.

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  4. Agree entirely,question time is like a game of football with each side yelling at each other. It is cold in Yorkshire, it is the wind mostly.

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