Thursday’s a-coming

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Being outside of Scotland, Neil and I have been pretty shielded from most of the Scottish referendum propaganda, but we do hear reports from his mum about how it’s being discussed so much she’s utterly sick of it. It says so much that Neil does not get a vote, but a more impressionable 16-year old … Continue reading Thursday’s a-coming

Is it time to go

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As in time for us, I mean?! PM could face calls to postpone UK election if Scots vote for independence. As Neil says, the referendum is not just about Scotland’s future, it’s about the future of the whole of the United Kingdom. (A piece on bbc.co.uk about the UK’s constitution.)

Roles reversed

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I was in the Chinese grocery shop in town and the proprietor was chatting to another customer about one of his products (in Mandarin, of course). They talked about how this particular type was very popular with the 老外 (foreigners). I piped up, since I couldn’t resist: “在英国你是老外!” (Translation: In Britain, you’re the foreigners!) Hopefully … Continue reading Roles reversed

Big corn

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Anne at Braydon Maize Maze. This experience unfortunately did not tempt her to eat any corn on the cob.

RIP

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It’s so sad to read / hear that Robin Williams was severely depressed and most likely hanged himself. The two films he made that I found most memorable are What Dreams May Come and One Hour Photo. If there is life after death, I hope his is as beautiful as the former film imagined.

Setting the tone

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Underwhelming, flat, and ill-prepared — The Economist’s take on Alex Salmond’s performance in last night’s debate on Scottish independence. (Didn’t get to watch as Anne thinks going to sleep is so uncool.) I wonder if enough people worry about those three words possibly also describing the country’s economy if a majority vote to leave and … Continue reading Setting the tone