The musings of an obsessive knitter and stash collector

Saturday, May 09, 2015

A future?

Having stayed up on Friday night until I was too heartsick from watching the Eton toffs take over the country for another 5 years I was still wallowing in misery and trying to figure out how I could get a transfer to Scotland when my random shuffle played this album - 

Celebrating Subversion: The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow particularly the track by Ian Saville The Vision the words are here  and you can hear it here

I'm still trying to understand how the voters will throw out the LIb Dems for supporting the Torys and then vote the Torys in, especially when so many of us are one pay cheque away from financial disaster nowadays, one unexpected bill away from turning off the heating or managing without the new shoes we or our kids need. Surely voting in a government planning another £12 billion cuts in the welfare budget on the basis that it won't affect 'us' but only 'them' - that nebulous them made up of scroungers and immigrants but never anyone like 'us' it's lunacy. It isn't even 'enlightened self interest' it's looking at the past 5 years and learning absolutely bugger all from the increase in zero hours contracts and the increased use of foodbanks, not just by sanctioned benefits claimants but by the employed on low pay.

I don't have any answers right now, I have no idea how to move forwards but I'm determined to try and figure out a way to move forwards in spite of the gloom I feel right now.

Monday, May 04, 2015


I bet you all thought I was dead I lost access to the email account linked to this blog and have spent the last year trying intermittently to get access, For some reason today I finally managed to sort it out, I think they must have changed how to get account information as today I had the option to get a recovery code by text and here I am!

No pictures or anything much to say today but I will try and find things to say and knitting to show you once I find my camera!

I do want you to see this- my sister made it for me for my birthday in 2014, this is the front of it and below is the back.
You must know that purple is my favourite colour, I've never been given anything as special as this, purple and black cats!

I promise I'll try and be back regularly now!