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Still no Charger

Just another short post and a recycled picture because I can’t upload pictures without a card reader or USB port. I used to do it for eBay using something called File Transfer Protocol. I can remember the name and the fact it took ages, but I can’t for the life of me remember how it worked.

The charger should be here tomorrow. I can’t tell you why, because Julia says I’m being ungrateful.

It has taken three adults to produce this state of affairs.

If I’d done it you would currently be reading a longer, better illustrated post. Least said, soonest mended, as they say.

I eavesdropped on an interesting conversation this morning. Someone who packs a lot of coins for banks was complaining that they are still having to use plastic bags despite everyone trying to cut down on plastic use. They were very indignant about it.

What made me laugh was that only five minutes earlier they had been comparing holidays, and the necessary long haul flights, they had taken recently. This included South America and a tour of the islands of the Indian Ocean.

To be fair, crying would also be a valid response.

Today’s recycled photos are cacti.

I’m hoping to be back on my laptop tomorrow.




A Bad Day – Part I

We’re off looking for cacti today. It’s part of Julia’s plan for making the Mencap garden more sustainable.

As with all these plans, time will tell. If nothing else, we will have plenty of pictures of decorated pots and blog posts on mistakes made in cactus rearing.

We’ve already begged some cuttings and stuck them in soil to see what happens.

I’m thinking of trying to grow prickly pears, but I expect it will, like my tea plantation, end badly.

I went to bed last night knowing that the politicians in Westminster had made us a laughing stock to the rest of the world, but I’ve become accustomed to it over the years. I’m thinking about writing down my thoughts on politicians and Brexit so that I can look back on it as a significant political document in years to come. But then again…

Although I voted to remain, I have supported the exit process because that was the side that won, and that’s how democracy works.

It’s not a great system, as Churchill pointed out.

Democracy is the worst form of Government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

To be honest, the leader we need is Enver Hoxha. He had his faults, I admit, and may have ordered the murder of up to 25,000 people in pursuing his policies, but as long as two of the were Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg I think I’d forgive Theresa May for the other 24,998.

I suppose, after expressing admiration for a Communist and advocating the execution of politicians I’m going to end up on a list somewhere and will never be allowed into the USA.

Such is life.