Thursday, 3 February 2005


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! Oops...

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 recovering.

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Also as regards peace, the IRA has withdrawn its committment to decommission, and to be honest you can't blame them.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?

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