Over 3 weeks without a blog! Lots of reasons. It's been a busy time but part of me just hasn't had the enthusiasm for it. The election result was disappointing but not unexpected. However it makes the negotiations for Brexit even more worrying when the credibility of our Government is even lower.
The disaster at the tower block has also been pretty depressing and the ensuing chaos over which buildings are safe or not is very worrying. I'm so glad we have been in a position to own our own home and be in control of our circumstances.
We've been fortunate to be safe from all the recent terrorist attacks but one event was a bit close to home this weekend. We could hear a helicopter flying round and round on Sunday evening and then saw on the news about a protest outside our police station. This was about the death of a young man who had been stopped by police and subsequently died. There were claims that the police had used excessive force when detaining him and that he had suffered a variety of injuries including a broken neck. This led to the protest which began peacefully but erupted into violence including the lighting of fires in the street.
This was worrying to us as only the day before we had walked through the streets nearby on a garden trail. To watch the news and see fires burning and protestors throwing bricks at police was quite disturbing. Especially when the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) have since released details of the post mortem which show the victim had no spinal injuries and had swallowed a number of packages. Unfortunately social media played a big part in spreading misinformation.
I'm becoming more wary about social media lately with all the fake news and vitriol that seems to be on it. It's curbed my enthusiasm for bloggin but not buried it. And then of course there is just the small little bundle that is dominating our lives now.
Seeing this little face can always cheer me up.