Aside from it being crazy, appointing a named social worker to every child under five is how the SNP plans to keep employment up if they actually go independent, right? Because they’re also expecting councils and teachers to take over after that. The irony is it’s a Christian charity that’s bringing a legal action against the bill, as they say it’s getting involved in people’s private lives, where they do not belong. Ahem.
Am I so small or are babies so big that their bibs fit me?
What a clean bib, you must think. That’s because Anne has never worn one for more than a minute or two before pulling it off.
Only on Facebook can you read, within a couple of posts in the same news stream:
- Breathtaking love letters from women to women, and men to men;
- A Texan sports broadcaster (from Dallas, no less) pointing out that a football player’s sexuality should be of no consequence to his career prospects; and
- Uninformed, uneducated, and saliva-flecked vitriol for anyone whose sexual preferences tend to run same-sex.
The last one is really fun for trolling, and it’s also highly entertaining to watch them twist themselves into knots attempting to conflate sexuality with psychiatric disorders and philosophical positions.
It’s a real shame that there have to be activists and parades in support of different sexualities. My mother is convinced I’m — as she puts it — pro-gay marriage, but I’m not. I’m pro-people being happy. I couldn’t care less who any adult marries or loves as it has no bearing on who I am and how I live. We only get one life and we should all be given the opportunity to live it as peacefully and contentedly as possible.
Those who get so angry and outraged about other’s differences are just wasting their own energy, and methinks they doth protest too much. Maybe they spend so much time thinking about gay sex that they’re all fired up. Ahem.
Children, that is. Their main job in life is to keep their oldies anxious.
We’ve spent the last two days in hospital with Anne. She’s been having more seizures. No definitive diagnosis as yet, but we’ve narrowed it down to two, I think – atypical febrile convulsions due to infection, or epilepsy.
It’s going to be an ‘interesting’ time while the doctors try to figure out what’s wrong.
The columnist says Scotland could be a very rich country, on a per capita basis. But only if they make the right choices, and one suggestion is to be like Singapore. I can see that happening, the Scots would happily hand their social freedoms over so some of them can get rich. Hah.
As it’s only us here in the south of England, we didn’t have a reunion dinner or go visiting anyone today, the first day of Chinese New Year. But I did realise how simple it was to make sago, so I made sago gula melaka*.
It was good. It’s times like these that I don’t miss the food at home quite so much.
* I don’t like coconut milk, so I substituted with Greek yoghurt.
It’s absolutely ridiculous to be angry at someone who happens to share your faith (though, clearly, that’s a broad definition) and isn’t offended by a comic. It’s even worse that lots of Muslims want him de-selected as a Parliamentary candidate because he’s shown he’s not prone to flying off the handle about something as harmless as humour.
I might have made Neil take us to Ikea to buy stuff like shelves and a new sofa bed mattress this weekend. Oh, the glamour.
I expected The Pioneer Woman’s potato soup to be pretty good, but not actually perfect. I don’t peel potatoes (why get rid of the good bits) and I used shallots, cayenne pepper, and paprika instead her suggestions, plus I tend to be a bit maverick with the quantities of potato, carrot, and celery (this is what my life has become, I’m wild and crazy with vegetables), so I’d say her method of making a creamy soup is fantastic.
The proof? Neil says it’s as good as the soup we used to get at Black Angus in Singapore, and we both love the soup at Black Angus. And I made it in the thermal pot while Anne was napping, only finishing it off about ten minutes before I wanted to serve dinner. So it’s a winner all round.
The second lot of acceptable snaps from the charity shop Halina Paulette. As previously stated, there has been no retouching.