I was up before dawn as usual, I listen to Radio 4 most mornings, it starts out fine with the Shipping forecast, a quick news round up, farming today and then proceeds to a current affairs discussion programme. This is good as the latter being three hours long repeats itself every thirty minutes or so. I can get on with life.
Two items this morning gave me pause for thought. The first was a story about four Christians who had been ill used by our and the European government. Two had been fired for wearing a cross to work. Now unless it was of such dimensions that it interfered with their duties or they were wearing it on their backs with their appendages nailed to it I can’t see it is worth taking up court time discussing. Let them wear a wee cross round their necks. If the size needs regulating then just say crosses under an inch tall are fine. That’s that sorted.
The other two, one a registrar of births, deaths and marriages, the second a sexual relationship councillor were dismissed for being homophobic. The former deserved the bullet you can’t be e registrar and refuse to deal with gays. When they are born how can one tell, when they are dead it no longer matters and if they want to get married then fair enough. I have some sympathy for the councillor. Getting practical experience of homosexual sexual sexual practices is just going too far. Unless the job description specified that only experienced bi-sexual people should apply.
The second was the speculation surrounding Dithery Dave’s cabinet reshuffle. No he is not rearranging furniture, I don’t think he is, but sacking and promoting various members of our government. It’s his first such exercise so perhaps it should be called a shuffle. Shuffle is an odd term to use for a process which in this case one would hope was a carefully considered exercise and not a method of determining a cabinet by random selection. Not let’s dwell on such things. The outcome will be much the same. As in any card game if one starts with an adulterated pack then the results of the subsequent deal are bound to be suspect and definitely unfit for purpose.
The day did not start with any great promise…………………………….
Yesterday I had to go into town.
This is the best shot of the Market Hall tower in Darlington that I’ve achieved. I have shot it in the morning, afternoon and evening. Morning is best but I’m shooting straight into the sun. Any other time it’s boring as it is on cloudy days. I’m going to give up with this one. It is an image that I'm not going to master.
I’m hoping that they are going to combine some wheat today so that will give me something to snap.
Summer is here at long last.
Have a good day.