Monday, 27 June 2016

Memorandum Monday

On a day where I realise that I care more about politics than I thought I did.
{Also shamelessly copying Mel's idea for a Scavenger Hunt photo!}
We tend to leave the politics to our son in our house, with a degree in Politics and a Masters in African Politics, he usually has an opinion or two to voice whenever something comes up that is newsworthy.  But this weekend I felt, for the first time, very sad and disappointed.  Normally when we have a vote, it doesn't feel too bad if the person you were backing doesn't get the majority vote (and I do have a 50:50 history of getting it wrong!) as you only have to live with that decision for four years.  But this time it was a big decision, I knew it would be close but I didn't realise that it was would be so close - or that I would feel so deflated when the results came in.
We are certainly living in interesting times.  What did you learn this weekend?  Why not share it with Sian and the rest of the Monday crowd?
 

8 comments:

helena said...

I know what you mean - it feels very different this time

Sian said...

It does feel different this time.

Wow..African Politics..now that sounds even more complicated than the kind we have round here!!

Wishing you a good week

Patio Postcards said...

Great photo for both M.M. & SPSH. On this side of the pond we hear so much about the BRExit vote. Not living there & not truly knowing what it felt like to vote in/out, I think we are all just waiting to see down the road what the results really mean. For us being so close to the US of A. We are waiting with bated & fearful breath for the November results in their elections. That outcome directly affects us. African Politics, WOW.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I have never felt a result so deeply. The subject of my memo today too. Strange times.

Susanne said...

Great photo. I wish I had something comforting to say about the political situation over there. Things on this side of the pond are in an upheaval too, although not that drastically. Keep calm and carry on?

Cheri said...

I've been disappointed in votes before but never in any way that had such an instant and global impact. The one teeny upside to the vote (although a downside for you) is that my dollar is stretching a little further in booking things like airport transfers and such for our trip next month. Not a lot further, but a little! :)

Ruth said...

It's a strange old world, this post Referendum world, isn't it?

alexa said...

I am most impressed by that degree! And am also struggling to get my head round both the referendum results and subsequent events. I feel quite dislocated.