Haven't written anything for a while, but not a lot going on in any case.
Alice went to a party on Sunday - it was the second birthday of the
daughter of an old friend of mine, Radha. We used to be good mates,
although I haven't seen her for ages - so much so that Sunday we met her
daughter for the first time. And, we got her name wrong on the card and present!
As it happened Alice was one of the oldest there, and although it would have
been good to have a natter with Radha, (a) she was the hostess so was quite
busy, and (b) she had totally lost her voice! Apparently both Radha and daughter
had been ill quite recently, and they are only just
Being kept very busy at the client's, which is quite draining, so much so
that it is difficult to find the time and motivation to hunt for new business.
So, essentially, a Catch 22.
In the news.... well, nothing really. The pope isn't well, they had their
election in Iraq, so of course Bush is claiming a massive victory for democracy
etc. etc. This is US Democracy, of course. All very predictable. He had his
State of the Union last night, which I haven't seen read much about, although I
do know that he was threatening Iran and Syria. This man is truly the
biggest threat to world peace by far.
Also as regards peace, the IRA has withdrawn its committment to decommission,
and to be honest you can't blame them. The unionists appear so intransigent that
they must have been banging their heads against a brick wall. Of course the
links between IRA and the politicians are very foggy, but one would assume that
Sinn Fein will be weakened by this move, given that they have gone out
on a limb to adopt a peaceful approach. Plus, of course, it is ammunition for
Paisley and his crew. But what do you do?