Monthly Archives: February 2012

Scotland

And so it came to pass that the Scottish would have a referendum. Three hundred & five years after the Act of Union and the Scottish get a chance to escape from the grasp of the “evil” English.

I admit that that there are potential major benefits from the breakup of the United Kingdom, and if Scotland wants independence, then I’m fully in favour of them getting the opportunity. It is their Democratic right to vote that way.

Having said that, I really hope it doesn’t happen.

I’m a bit of a traditionalist when all is said and done. Whether it has merit or not, I generally tend to hold to the theory that if something has been in place for hundreds of years (Union, Monarchy, etc) then there’s a reason for that and it should continue.

It’s a complete game changer if the Scottish leave, and let’s be honest, it’s effectively the start of the end. If they go, the Welsh will want to go next. It’s a precedence, and an unnerving one at that.

One type of person mind, that would majorly benefit from the breakup would be flag makers. I never really imagined that it’s a high profit industry, but think of the money made if they ended up having to completely replace ALL the Union Jacks.

I did wonder what the alternative might be. Here’s a few suggestions:

1) Keep the Union Jack – Well, why not? The blue would not be relevant, but it would make life a lot easier. And it IS a pretty flag after all.

2) Give the Welsh their due and let their national colour replace the Scottish. Again, not a terrible idea, but if you think about it, the flag would have a certain blood like quality!

3) Welcome the Irish back – Well why not? I mean, the economy is screwed, maybe a merger would be a good way around this…

4) Sod them all – In the end of the day, England was & is the majority holder. We could just have one obvious solution!

 

There’s many options, but which is the correct one? Answers on a postcard please…

Disclaimer: Drunken Rubbish.

Do you ever remember a time when the worst thing you ever did when drunk was to “drunken text”? Part of me misses those days.

It’s too easy nowadays to pick up the phone, have a few beers and pick up tweet, comment on Facebook OR even post the most bizarre, drunken blog post ever. We’ve all done it.

As such, if I EVER say something drunken on here, please do forgive me. I try, but sometimes it just happens…

My favourite blog

It’s easy to pretend people read this, but for me, the key is to write and gradually build up content.

In the end of the day though, I know that I’ll never be the most interesting person on the internet. One of my favourites is by an English girl called Katie. An old friend of mine, now married with 2 dogs in Texas, her blog is heart felt and often interesting. Recently she’s also returned to the photography that she used to do regularly. It’s great to see, and hopefully a hobby she’ll continue to do regularly. Check out “An English Girl In Texas“. It’s well worth a read.

Tonight…

Tonight, I have a date.

It will be the first date I’ve had in something like 8 months. Part of me is scared, part of me is excited. I’ll tell you one thing, I wish I’d had a shave this morning!

 

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