The local world took a day off today for the May Bank Holiday. If shops opened they opened for short hours only, buses ran a Sunday service, which round here means they don't run at all, and the weather took a day off and sent the sun all day. That is a change I must say. Of course the folks returning to work tomorrow will find the rain arriving as they leave the house, excuse me while I snigger a wee bit.
Much of yesterday was spent sniggering at Hibernian's second cup final defeat in a row, you will recall how the Heart of Midlothian cuffed the 5-1 last time out. This time it was a much better performance, a mere 3-0 defeat after an abysmal performance. One interesting fact was a banner made by the Celtic fans watching their team walk all over Hibs. These lads come from a small island on the west coast of Ireland and produced an Irish Tricolour with "Achill Island CSC" written on this. However this caused consternation with some who watching on TV thought it read "Islam CFC." Naturally the extreme anti-Muslim lot got onto Twitter and Facebook and began crying out against these nasty Irish Celtic folks. Consider also the IRA troubles of the past forty years and Celtic fans blatant contempt for 'British' soldiers, it was easy for the less intellectual to jump to such conclusions. As you can see from the picture they were wrong, but you can understand the mistake.
The sun has shone through the cold wind, however that did not stop the English male wearing tight T-Shirts, shorts and sunglasses and carry an useless plastic bottle of water. What a difference the blue sky makes, how bright the world appears, how eagerly do we race to sit in the sun. Ah well, back to normal tomorrow....