When I was a young kid in Inverness, I wore an SNP badge. I didn't really understand politics but was attracted to the emotional, football-chant, mentality of an independent Scotland.
Then I grew up and in the real political world became a Labour party supporter.
There is an election on Thursday for the Scottish Parliament. I don't have a vote. But it looks as though the Scottish National Party might become the largest single party and that Alex Salmond will become Scottish First Minister. And surprisingly, I find myself keen on that scenario.
Perhaps it is just that politics would become interesting again. But I think it is also that perhaps, just perhaps, Scotland should be an independent country. Perhaps, just perhaps, it would be financially and politically successful.
Anyway I shall watch the results on Thursday with interest.
Sunday, 22 April 2007
We went into London today to experience the London Marathon - from a spectators point of view. In fact we had a great day watching both the elite runners and the not-so-elite runners. And on a Toptable deal, we had a fabulous Sunday lunch at the Admiralty restaurant in Somerset House.
Here are a couple of pics of the runners -
Less elite runners, but just as impressive.
Friday, 20 April 2007
I sometimes spend more time than I should on You Tube watching either sports videos, or political videos or music videos. Until now though I have been unable to embed these onto my blog. But now I will try. I will start with one of my favourite Leonard Cohen songs. Here it is, I hope, -