I have already mentioned the carnivals found in small towns nationwide at this time of year. Ours took place on Saturday. As always the sun disappeared and the lorries carrying the floats full of children dressed in a variety of outfits floated by in a dull haze. I missed it of course by falling asleep. This year, possibly because the queens jubilee is also this weekend, several strange paper mache creatures have appeared in town. These are the best two, probably made by schoolkids, with a little help from their friends. The darkened skies, the rain, wind and dampness all come together at this time of year to inform the populace that this is summertime, get used to it! After the carnival a few went off to street parties, I fell asleep. Still this type of event shows there is a large support for a monarchy in the UK, less so in Scotland of course as that nation is ignored so often. People, for whatever reason, will turn out on such occasions and the UK is a long way from a republic at this time. I should have attended one or two of those street parties carrying the 'Socialist Worker,' or the 'Morning Star,' and attempted to sell them perhaps? Not that I would actually do this, nor would I actually read them! The 'Socialist Worker,' is written by the well educated middle class, and sold by Glasgow or Liverpool dole scroungers. Few, if any, have ever actually 'worked' in their lives. There used to be a few 'socialists,' who came through to Edinburgh on a Sunday to speak at 'speakers corner' at the mound. We often saw them at Ibrox when through to watch football, work was a thing they had never bothered about. The 'Morning Star,' I thought had died long ago when UK communists fell out with one another in the way representatives of the people tend to do, and there was few enough of them at the time. I wonder what that lot will say when the Olympics begin? My thoughts however are not welcome on that either I think.