The kitchen man is destroying our old kitchen today.
I just want to point out, because I/we don't spend money on consumerism lightly, that our old kitchen was in fact falling to pieces, and the oven no longer functioned properly, plus all round the window it is all damp and nasty. I say this by way of self justification rather than assuming anyone is actually interested.
Oh, and it was world poverty day yesterday. Ho hum.
Oh, God, Blair was looking insufferable in some awful bloody post-Bush "I'll go tieless" presentation of policy, and "We care, right? We really do, ok?" type earnestness shown on the news. It comes to something when a Labour Prime Minister apes one of the most frightening right-wing American Presidents in living (or dead) memory.
Had to nip out to Streatham High Road at the weekend, and saw the Labour Party pitching a tent outside the Odeon. I was quite surprised and upset by the vehement disgust I experienced seeing it. I grew up with the party. Joined when I was fifteen. This is what it has come to. It's a hardcore Sartre... what's the phrase he used when one feels uncomfortable with indecision - a, ha. No, a grande mal is an epyleptic fit. A... well. At the very least, it *is* a mal a la tete.
So. I am faced with the following, in a supposedly safe Labour seat. Lib Dems, who are pro-PFI (oh yes, they are loves. Try looking at their NHS plans) or Green, the candidate for which is about as electable as a dope smoking Rastafarian (he promotes his pro-cannabis stance on his leaflet!*). So. It's a shame, in a way because Keith Hill the constituency MP is a decent bloke, and helps people. Keith Hill the Blairte apologist who never, ever speaks on behalf of Lambeth in the Commons (although since he's a Minister, I think this puts a spanner in the works regarding that, although I can't rmember what the context of thinking that is) meanwhile, deserves to have his majority lowered substantially. Splitting the anti-Blairism vote between Green and Lib Dem will confuse the issue, but I have to vote with my heart, and my heart is green.
*In case you imagine that means I'm anti-legalisation, I'm not (whoo-boy, I am so not). I'm anti-smoking. If smoking was banned in public spaces eg: bus stops, train stations etc then I'd never have to breathe anyone else's smoke, dope or otherwise. I long for the day they ban smoking in pubs. It means I'll be able to go in them again! FTR, since the Cannabis law has changed, I have had to breathe in the heavy oily scent of dope *alot* all over the place. I loathe it slightly more than tobacco because it's so heavy, clingy and it makes my lungs immediately wheeze in to low grade asthma. Having said that though, both joints and fags are knocked in to a cocked hat by the evil doers who dare to smoke cigars and pipes in public. I have actually been sick in the street after walking past someone smoking a cigar. Shudder).