It's good to be getting back to my regular posts now that the A-Z challenge is finished. I really enjoyed doing the challenge but it did mean that some regular blogs such as the news and the Friday Fave Five got relegated to the back burner.
The INTERNATIONAL story I’ve picked out this week is the wildfire that’s causing havoc and destruction in Alberta,Canada. With all the focus on the Middle East and the refugee crisis, not forgetting elections it’s easy to miss some of the other big stories taking place.
The fire has caused extensive damage with some homeowners losing everything. I cannot imagine how you pick yourself up from that but hopefully a developed country like Canada will be able to support its citizens to regroup and rebuild. It’s when I read things like this I’m grateful that such disasters are not something likely to affect us.
The LOCAL news this week is dominated by the elections that took place yesterday in the UK. In London we had to vote for a new Mayor and for members of the London Assembly. The votes have not been fully counted yet but I did my bit and cast my vote. I think it’s really important to vote, even if you feel the result is a foregone conclusion and your vote will not make a difference. If we all succumbed to that sort of apathy there could be some surprising results that we would all have to live with for the next few years!
Have a great weekend.