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Flipper

July 14, 2010

Flipper could have sorted the BP oil leak. He would have dragged a cap down, fitted it, cleaned up, saved a kid,  and eaten a fish. He is probably busy coughing up tarballs though. Bugger.

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The Janus faced coalition.

July 14, 2010

For weeks I have been trying to write a post, expressing how I feel about this coalition, and the difficulties in opposing them. Anyhow- Jonathon Freedland does it way better.

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Rachel’s first theme park.

July 14, 2010

I took Rachel to a theme park yesterday.  I have to say, it was very British. Peeling (occasionally creepy) fibreglass animals, animatronic dancing snowmen,  staff who could have been dinner ladies at my school, and a cafe selling cups of tea in polystyrene cups that reinforced the drizzle and chill of a British summer day.

But there was no uberselling, no overpriced crappy merchandise targetted at kids- no ‘we have you hostage and now we are going to make your purse bleed’-whole day cost £20.

If you are 3, enormous indoor play centres, houses from your favourite fairytales, a real pirate ship, fibreglass lollipop castles, tractors you feel like you are driving and rocky road trains…awesome. If you are there with everyone from your nursery AND your mum- AMAZING.

By the time I had deposited Rachel unconscious into bed at her dads, I felt like I had been clubbed over the head, and may have fallen asleep before the take away I ordered arrived. I might eat it for breakfast.

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Glenda Jackson.

July 10, 2010

Attacking the budget.

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This is for real.

July 10, 2010

Courtesy of  the Chigaco Sun Times! Who says Americans have no sense of irony?

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A gift

July 9, 2010
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You remember that last post…

July 8, 2010

…where I said politics wasn’t doomed. Apparently you can have as much reasoned debate as you like, you can make your case as clearly as you like, you can show a policy to be completely ridiculous….and it doesn’t matter.