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Today...

April 17th, 2013 (10:23 pm)
creative

current mood: creative

...am pleased that Baroness Thatcher's funeral went off without a hitch and only a very small amount of protesting, because whatever one things of her politics and the things she did as PM (and as I pointed out on a Facebook rant the other week, as a dyed in the wool socialist I did not really agree with most of what she did) she deserved that.

It also struck me that I'm really glad that Elton John didn't decide that now would be the time to foist another version of Candle in the Wind on us. Although I kind of worked out what the first stanza would be:

Goodbye, Iron Lady,
Though you closed down all the mines
You never made a U-turn
And you let your glory shine.


I guarantee you will now have that song going round your head. *g*

Also, I note that New Zealand has said "yes" to same-sex marriage, so that's good.

Despite yesterday's developments on the work front, I'm feeling surprisingly chipper and cheerful. Still, it's not as if I wasn't prepared for it - knew it was coming about three years off.

So all things considered, not a bad day. I'm still struggling to get my head round what happened in Boston the other day, but then I always do when that sort of thing happens.

Sarah and I have decided that at the earliest possible opportunity after I leave the organisation (June 10th), we'll go on holiday for a few days. At the moment the plans involve heading back to Dublin to do all the things we didn't have the time for last time. That's subject to change, but probably won't.

In the meantime, this weekend Sarah and her mum are going off to the Netherlands for a week. Sarah's looking forward to being away from work. I have promised that I will be horribly ironic and buy her some tulips from the local Tesco as a coming-home present. :-)

Comments

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: April 17th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
Don't want to know!

Your version is so much better than the saccharined version he wrote for Dead Di.

I really do think the money used for the funeral could have been better spent, but I guess it was good practice for when Prince Phillip goes, as he is not, as far as I am aware, immortal. (Although David Icke may know better.)

But I was really rather weirded out by the way they kept referring to everyone inside the cathedral as 'guests'. I have always assumed those who attend funerals are mourners...

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