Today's the day us Brits get to decide whether we stay in the EU or go it alone and float our little island out into the Atlantic. Had they held this ballot three or four years ago, I would have voted Leave, but having spent the last three years repenting and coming back to my senses after having my head turned by a sociopath, I've been to the polling station and voted for the Remain camp, as have all three of my sons. My husband has just set off, intending to make up his mind as the pencil hit the ballot paper. I'm pretty sure he will vote remain, but he likes to play his little game of 'maybe I did, maybe I didn't' so I'll never really know. It doesn't matter, 4:1 is good enough for me.
Lots of reasons why I chose remain, high up there being that I don't trust the far right of the Conservative party not to ruin our country utterly. Who needs the EU with Boris Johnson the liar and serial adultery, Michael Gove the education ruiner, Nigel Farage the gurning beer holder and Iain Duncan Smith the disabled-slayer jostling for power? As well as all the uncertainty over trade deals and so on. The British media are relentlessly anti-Europe, and BoJo has more than played his part in that over the decades since he wrote for The Times and set the tone that the media have followed ever since. I want to know more. I want to feel engaged in the European political process, and I wish our MEPs were too. Nigel Farage, our fisheries representative to the EU, only turned up for one debate out of 42 possible, and we wonder why such indifference results in our interests not being adequately represented. He would rather stand on a street corner with a pint in his hand, grinning like a fool. If we put in some effort, we could lead Europe and cut those striking French out of the loop.
Enough of that.
Last night my friends and I went to see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie due to lack of anything more appealing in the cinema. We were the only ones in the cinema, which was a shame really as it was a load of fun, even though it was one of the daftest movies ever. It was very predictable, but an enjoyable romp nonetheless. I know a lot of people hate Michael Bay movies and my hopes were low, but in this one even Megan Fox was moderately entertaining.
Still can't wait for Suicide Squad. It won't be much longer.
I've bought a DSLR camera, so may well post some shots soon and I'm painting again too, which is good. Same old story, not enough hours in the day.
Update: The world seems to have gone completely mad over the last week, especially here in the UK. Whilst I was against the whole idea of us leaving the EU, and don't think we should have been offered a referendum, I am nonetheless find it hilarious to watch the political classes running around in total disarray like an ants' nest that's been given a good kicking. In some ways I'm glad this has happened as it does at least give us a chance to reclaim our own political process back from the hands of those who have sold us down the river, but I'm not sure how that can happen. Westminster is still full of public school PPE types with no clue about the realities of life across the UK for those who don't happen to have been born with advantages. I didn't want Boris Johnson to be PM but now that he's run off with his tail between his legs, I have zero respect for him. Having ruined the UK, he's taken the very first opportunity to do a bunk from the mess. Coward.
Went to see The Secret Life of Pets last night and that took my mind off the whole crazy hot mess of politics for a while, it was really funny and entertaining.