I'm not normally one for sticking my head over the parapet. Try Googling me and if you are scrupulous, you will find one - and one only - mention of me on someone else's web pages.
You can find me on the electoral roll, but only because I would not be able to have a bank account if I had not registered.
And today, for the first time in my reasonably (and comparatively) long life, I am about to make use of my registration by voting in the E.U. referendum. On the rare occasions that I have foolishly admitted to having never voted in my life, some left-wing trade unionist has had to be cut short in the middle of a accusatory tirade in which he attempts to give me a history lesson on the blood which has been spilt by our grandfathers and great-grandfathers who fought hard to get me the vote. I usually just tell them to fuck off and mind their own capitalist business to shut them up.
This vote will be a first for H.I. as well, and I would imagine that she must have got it in the neck from the grand-daughters of the Suffragettes when admitting it. Although she is far too polite to tell her sisters to 'fuck off', she is not so demure that she does not call most politicians 'cunts' on a regular basis, and that must be enough to shut most Suffragettes up, just from sheer shock. I'm with her in that opinion, and this is the main reason that neither of us have ever voted before. This may be about to change, though.
When the dust has settled and the cabinet re-shuffles have left heads rolling in the corridors of Whitehall, it will be interesting to see what effect - if any - the death of Jo Cox has had on the entire system in general, and our attitudes toward politicians in particular.
Michael Eavis went on the media recently to ask the festival goers to please NOT arrive early at Pilton, because the water-logged car-parks there would cause horrific problems if they did.
So what did everyone do? You guessed it - they all arrived early and they all arrived at the same time. Roads around Shepton Mallet have been closed by the police because of the 15 mile tailbacks, and some people have been sleeping in their cars for 12 hours. The average wait to get on site from 400 yards away is 4 hours.
When I mentioned this to H.I. she said, "Michael Eavis is a cunt."
I asked her how she had come to think so highly of him - what reason she had to call him that, when I had never seen anything but honourable and polite behaviour toward others from him (they don't call it Worthy Farm for nothing) and she said, "Oh isn't he? I just thought he was."
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