Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Autumn, the season of 'Mists and mellow fruitfulness' said he poet, I'm not sure about the mellow fruitfulness but last night there was plenty of mist. This contrasted sharply with the warmth found in the middle of the day today where people walked about shirt sleeved, they must be mad!
The aged bandstand in the gardens has been in attendance at almost 140 such seasons. The trees around have cheerfully deposited their leaves for someone else to gather over a similar time. The gardens once were the sole property of one of the Courtauld's, George I think, who had the big hoose over the road. He also had a huge area of fields there also which now form the park l and in a spirit of generosity donated the gardens to the town. This was received with much pomp and display. The townspeople marched through the town in celebration and a picnic in a local field was held at the end with a bonfire and carousing no doubt at night. People made their own fun in the late 19th century. The gardens are now run by a trust and a Courtauld is one of the leading men attempting to keep the gardens running.
Apparently the Labour party have been having a conference this week, only listening to the news headlines means I miss out many tales and yet miss out nothing important. It appears Jeremy Corbyn thinks he could win an election but there are two problems here: we are not having one and stopping Brexit is more important. The election one is fun as this is three years away I guess and the Tories will have gone through about three Prime Ministers by then and while it is possible Jeremy might be acceptable to many by then I suspect he also may have followed them into the abyss.
If however Brexit is not stopped, and Jeremy is all for it, then in three years time Scotland will be independent, England broke taking Wales and Northern Ireland with them and the world will be a different place. In the meantime we struggle on with the worst government we have ever had, sometimes I wish David Cameron would come back at least you knew where you were with the ignorant toff.
There has been much cheering in the realms of the easily led by the radical news from Saudi Arabia that from next June women will be allowed to drive cars in that country. Cue much cheering from feminists, media women and others with little intellect. Women being allowed to drive gets a round of applause yet not one word is asked re stopping the crucifixion of 16 year olds, the decapitation of offenders nor the chopping off of hands and other bits and the stoning for adultery, these are less important than a woman driving!
Questions must be asked why this decision has been made? Could this reflect the new young rulers intention to 'modernise' his nation? Could it be a lessening of the influence of the Wahhabi imams? Or could it be a distraction taking our minds of the proxy wars on Yemen and Syria? Or is this to hide something else we are not being informed off? We wait and see.
The Autumn sun peeked out between the large misty cloud formations time and again today indicating that more such weather awaits us. Rain clouds form as we speak, the residue from those US hurricanes make their way east and affect our nation, typical Yankees! Not only do their money loving Boeing attempt to kill of 4000 jobs in Northern Ireland they dump their old storms on us also. We can hit back concerning the aero companies but sending our weather to them is not so easy.
I expect Mrs May, when not taking the knives out of her back, will call that nice Donal Trump and inform him handbag style what she thinks of it all. He can attempt to hold her hand but I suspect this will not work again. Not sure it worked last time right enough.
Mrs May is still PM but there are rumours of a coup approaching. However all rumours are just that, rumours. Who plants them? The Russians, The Tories, a Tory bigwig unsettling other bigwigs, the CIA or 77 Brigade? Who knows? So many false items on Twitter and Facebook and so little truth among the whole thing. I am cutting down on both social media and lessening my search for information to more reliable informants, who are possible lying I must admit.
Just imagine, a British government with a divided cabinet, backstabbing ministers and no opposition, no matter what Jeremy says, is this possible?