Highland Mist

No heavy rain this morning but we are surrounded by low cloud. Fed the horse at 5am and it was like a Highland mist all around: it is it no falsehood to call this area the Central Highlands. It will be an interesting drive in to Ballarat for an early breakfast meeting, the haunting wind turbines with their jaunted crowns being momentarily illuminated by the car’s headlights with the pitch and turns of the Yendon Road.

What's happening in the UK

 We are grateful to the Spectator for the following information:

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  • The Brexit party came first in the European elections, taking 29 seats.
  • The Liberal Democrats came second, with 16 seats, Labour 10, the Greens 7, the Tories 4, the SNP 3 and Plaid Cymru 1.
  • Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said her party should have been campaigning to remain in the EU.
  • Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May said the result showed ‘the importance of finding a Brexit deal’.
  • Recently-formed party Change UK descended into bickering after failing to win a single seat.
  • Sajid Javid became the ninth candidate to enter the Tory leadership contest.

There's more meaty stuff HERE

Busy start to the year

It has been a very busy start to 2019, mainly brought on by some changes in the Autumn Festival committee which has seen me wearing a few extra hats.

Gordon Bleu is still in recess which has freed up time for Autumn Festival and Hospice matters.  Today is my first half-Friday that I have been at home and working in my Study before a meeting in Ballarat this evening. 

As I worked this morning, with Brexit and the Australian Federal election dominating all news services, I looked back with to the days of gentler politics and political  respect - now so sadly missing from the world stage. 

A true example of this is the election of the first lady Speaker to the British House of Commons.  The link via YouTube is HERE


Achievable Goals

I am pleased that I made the decision to publish 'Lord, Only Say the Word and I Shall Be Healed' as a series of booklets rather than wait until I had completed the book. 

Being able to see something completed, be it a simple painting or part of a book, is more healing than having to leave work unfinshed or hurridly-finished. 

The Tristan Shout Murder Mysteries are being uploaded onto this site under the tab SDHP Audio Books & Podcasts . This is more of a technical challenge than an intertlectual one, but still requires time sitting at the desk which necessitates short bursts and much standing inbetween. Hence the brevity of this blog.

Take home message today: If it looks like too big a task - break it up into manageble segments. Dont give up completely.