If we were having coffee, I would tell you how upset I am about the ‘Brexit’ nonsense of the last two days, when the UK (or should I say, England) voted to leave the EU. I watched the results being announced from about 3am, and was genuinely gobsmacked – I’ve always been firmly on the Remain side and honestly thought that the Remain camp would triumph. It was carnage. By midday, the £ had tanked and there was already talk of another Scottish referendum during which it is almost inevitable that Scotland will leave the UK (seeing as the entire country voted as a Remain majority). Our PM had announced his resignation with the only replacements being offered are the guy who has destroyed the education system and another who’s a bumbling idiot. The Leave camp immediately went back on what they promised about additional NHS funding. And to top it all off, Trump arrived. Great.
Of course, we’re a democracy, the referendum was poorly managed with misinformation being given on both sides, and therefore I have to respect the fact that we have to go with the majority. I just hope that whoever ends up in charge will have our best interests in their decision-making. For the moment, we’re a nation divided, the right-wing and nationalist parties across many countries in Europe are using us as a reason to call for their own referendums, and the arguments and stereotypes are still being thrown around. It’s going to take a while for everything to calm down.
Politics aside, if we were having coffee, I would tell you what an unbelievably fantastic month I’ve had. With the Foodies Festival, drinks with friends, wedding planning, a publishing workshop at Waterstones, a cocktail making masterclass at The Colmore Club, followed by the launch night at the new Smokehaus restaurant, a clean bill of health from the breast clinic, a brilliant weekend exploring London with The Bloke and, of course, The Bloggers Bash, I can look back on the last few weeks as some of the best times of my life. Work has also been fun – I’m preparing and rehearsing for several different concerts across two different schools, and the students in my cover lessons have been relaxed and fun to be around.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I only have four working weeks left of this academic year, my first in a supply and freelance role, and it’s been superb. Even better, I’ve already been booked in for a large amount of work in September, so I won’t have the financial anxiety of last year after not working for the summer. I have plans and positive experiences to come, which I’ll reveal later (no, I’m not pregnant before any of you ask!) and I’m looking forward to what this next year has to offer!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that things are exciting in the blogging world too! I have a podcast lined up with a published author (they’re interviewing me!), and my massive summer giveaway is still open until next Saturday!
What about you guys? What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
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