The birthday itself has now come and gone – the secret now is to enjoy the rest of March and to that end I am already planning one or two treats. HBTW gave me a Kindle, which I am already enjoying. It is set to be a hit for holidays and campervanning – less bulk to carry as long as I make plans to fill up on free classics from the free-store, and one or two favourite authors, courtesy of amazon vouchers.
Much of the week has been spent spluttering at the budget. I cannot understand how it is permissable to take from the poor and elderly to give to the rich. (A kind of reverse Robin Hood ethic.) And I think I should stop there before I disgrace myself with a proper old rant. Let’s just say that I am disappointed in the Government of the UK.
In contrast, I watched a couple of documentaries of sporting challenges by David Walliams (swimming the Thames) and John Bishop (Triathlon challenge from Paris to London.) It helped to make me feel better about being British; people in this country are being very generous in their charity giving despite all the cuts and restrictions.