Let us start by making one thing very clear. Based on what I heard, if I had had a vote in the last US presidential election I would not have voted for Mr. Trump. Nor would I have voted for Mrs. Clinton. I’m not sure who the minor candidates were but if there were none acceptable (how ecologically sound are the american greens?) then at least over there it is a recognised option to write in your own preference on the ballot paper.

I’ve no idea if this is a true story, or a bit of self-publicity by a pundit: https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/survival-of-the-richest-9ef6cddd0cc1

If a true story then you probably need, once you have got over your anger, decide whether you need to do anything about it – it is, after all, a direct threat to you.

Dancing is very important and interesting.

I don’t mean the sort of dancing with a partner or the sort of dancing that says look at me I’m so cool. I mean the dancing that really connects you directly with the music – preferably being played live.

Yesterday (Sunday) was a lovely day for a trip to Thorney Lakes for the annual scything beanfeast. This year I didn’t camp but drove up on Sunday morning;  good weather and a bit of a queue to get in, but we made it in time for the heats.