My eyes! My eyes!
This has been my view all day, this laptop and screens of missing men! Five from the first war and two from the second have been dealt with but it appears to be unending. Scrolling down long lists of names, census returns, deaths, military, births, on and on and on.....
Stopping only to eat, I had to eat as I forgot to eat on Saturday and have been a bit off ever since, this ruined Sunday I can tell you, I nourished myself with thick lentil soup and struggled on. I eventually drew back the curtains at lunchtime and discovered the grayness outside. It remained there and I did not invite it inside.
Elsewhere the Aussies spent today, well yesterday, celebrating Australia Day! This I am assured has nothing to do with inventing cheap lager or stuffing English poms at cricket, indeed it is a moment of great pride when Aussies celebrate being themselves. Good on them.
Famous for being discovered by Captain Cook sometimes in the seventeen hundreds, ignoring the Dutch who got there first, large rodents called Kangaroos, a large desert region and the majority of the population being descended from English and Irish criminals! The Scots of course are neither criminal nor willing to go to Australia, Scots went to New Zealand and farmed sheep instead. The glaciers there reminded them if home more than any desert might.
The Australian is a great individual, at least I have met many when in London and all were the best type. Hard working, humorous, and the women all good looking. Let them celebrate, they deserve themselves!
p.s. don't confuse them with Austrians, they are different.
Much excitement in politics as the Greeks stand up and rebel against austerity, an austerity much worse than that found in the UK. It is implied by this victory by what is called the 'left wing government' the European economy will collapse when the Greeks refuse to pay their debts, and the debts are huge! Fear stalks the world and the papers are excited, especially the German ones who are paying for all this. Mind you the Greek holiday spots may be cheaper this year. Our best loved tourist guide may well be considering a return this year.