Onward And Upward!

Well good morning to you! I am afraid dear reader that things at While Darcey Sleeps towers are in disarray! I’ve been suffering with some numbness in my hands which I have just found out will only be partially treated by some physio.

I’m sure you can imagine that hasn’t put me in the best mindset for writing a cheery blog! However it has put me in the mood to look back at my achievements and the posts on this blog, this will be more than enough motivation to help me keep going. here are some of the important  bits from the past year…….

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We spent a lot of time in Chinatown, mostly eating and buying cute stuff.

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I spent a lot of amazing time with the management board of my company.

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We were often tempted by the lovely shops in London!

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The management board conducted a lot of research into bluebells!

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I painted……..a lot!

And sewed…..a lot!

I marvelled at the strength of the human spirit.

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I protested (just a little bit).

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I laughed and cried when Bob won.

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and I stopped doing that!

But best of all I spent time with you guys and I am lifted every time I see how many of you visit my corner of cyber space.

So, Monday afternoon I have an emergency rheumatologist appointment after which I will be pulling my socks up, stiffening my lip and as Beyonce says “getting back to business”, and a proper blog post will be yours next week.

Kisses

Karen xx

 

 

I’m So Sorry….

Hello loves, why am I sorry? well I wanted to try and resist the temptation to have my say on the inauguration of President Trump but I can’t, so if this is going to spoil your Saturday morning coffee, log off now, as always there will be no hard feelings xx

Always, as I start to write my mind begins to focus on the subject but this one brought up so many questions that I have written this post in the form of an interview. I did this so that I could try and avoid being sensationalist and prejudicial to the man who is now President.

Why does it matter so much to you? it shouldn’t , I’m British and he is not my President in any sense of the word. However that’s not how life works is it? he is effectively the leader of the free world and influences pretty much every country on trade, security and international relations. I want to have faith in the person who does that and I’m not sure I do.

Its because he is too close to Russia isn’t it? No, in fact I think a closer relationship with Russia would be great as long as its an equal partnership based on trust and not threat.

So, whats my problem? if I was an American I am pretty sure that I would be a Democrat, that party has values most closely aligned to mine, but my problem isn’t that Mr Trump is a Republican. Its more to do with him being someone who seems to lack control, to be able to speak with reason and caution in equal measure, to not make remarks about women or Mexicans or Muslims that make me physically flinch.

So he’s a loud mouth, so what? this is where I was able to narrow it down to one single, seemingly trivial thing- I don’t want him to take to Twitter every time something bothers him and I don’t want those tweets to be as uncontrolled and inflammatory as they are.

What have you got against Twitter? the answer is nothing and Mr Trump is free to tweet as the outgoing President did but when he does he must remember that everyone is reading them not just his supporters, not just Americans , EVERYONE.

So, what do you want? I want his administration to be as successful as possible, I want him to bring manufacturing back to the USA as that would be good for everyone.I want him to listen to advice and become a great President ,I really do.

Now what? Well…..Im going to hope for the best, but I also wore this hat today…….

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Nice hat right? pink with cat ears, knitted in Wool and the Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool,right up my alley …….except this is a hat with a message.

The pattern comes from the Pussy Hat Project, a group of women ( around a 100,000) that are going to march in Washington wearing these hats.

Whats the point? pop over to http://www.pussyhatproject.com to read their full explanation, but basically its a celebration of womens strength , our ability to create, our ability to organise,to reclaim pink as the colour of strength and to send a visual message to the new President that women are watching and expect him to treat them with respect.

Normal service will resume next week but you know what? I might still be wearing that  hat!

Kisses

Karen