Life Goes On

I think between them, the radio, Facebook and Twitter have said all that there is to say about the Brexit vote and has since been saying and re-saying it over and over again, so I’m not going to add to the cacophony.

broccoli plants

For us, life goes on. We transferred the money to buy the house today (quite relieved to find the banking system was still running smoothly). I planted out my broccoli plants to a background murmur of politicians trying to sound statesmanlike and everyone else trying not to panic. I’m fighting the temptation to just batten down the hatches and concentrate on our own small square of Scotland and let the UK get on with it, but then again, we’re lucky to have that option.

This seems like the best advice in the circumstances although I would say join anything – party, union, cycle campaign – that is actively trying to make Britain, or Scotland, a better place in or out of the EU (or in or out of the UK as seems increasingly likely to happen north of the border).

The Leave campaign promised us a better Britain if we had control of our destiny and plenty of people I know of – who are not racist and not idiots – agreed. I doubt that their vision of a better Britain really matches mine, but maybe we should take them at their word and start to fight for all the things we really want. For me, it’s cycle campaigning. I’m sure you all have similar causes to espouse, and we will go on fighting for them come what may.

But that will have to wait for Monday. Tomorrow we have plans to ride bikes and eat cake and forget about politics and that’s the only really sane response to this morning’s news.

6 Responses to Life Goes On

  1. Andy in Germany says:

    We are currently working out what thet means for our long-term status here in Germany.

  2. ballsofwool says:

    Beautifully put, Town Mouse. As usual. You’re an inspiration to me at a time of great confusion.

  3. 2bikesborg says:

    A very good post in discouraging times. Thinking about your first picture and as a way of dealing with my depression, I’m reminded of Voltaire’s closing line to Candide, “Il faut cultiver notre jardin,” or, very roughly, “let’s cultivate our garden.”

  4. disgruntled says:

    Thank you both. Hopefully things aren’t so bleak as they currently appear

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