It's very hard to stay calm and relaxed when you listen to the news. What a lot of absolute nonsense is being bandied about regarding the latest inflation figures. Apparently, wage increases are being cited as the main reason for the inflationary increase! Would that be the MP's wage increases of 26% then? And what about the Gas and Electricity charges - mine are up 100% in two years - I've checked, and I haven't been using more fuel, I've been making every effort to use less. Then there's the rocketing price of oil, petrol and diesel. Up by god-knows-what percentage this year alone. Not to mention the hugely escalating food prices. Who do the Government and the Bank of England think they are fooling. Most of the people I know who are actually earning haven't had a wage increase in a very long time. And we hear that derisory increases of 2% or so for the police, firemen and other essential key-workers are going to break the bank? It really is about time something was done - just how hard do we have to be pushed before we actually react? I know it's not in the British character to be revolutionary, but surely there's a limit. And to have those pompous gits in the Government and the Bank of England telling us that we're being paid too much (and spending too much) is just insulting, expecially when their salaries are eye-watering when compared with the rest of us! Is there no-one out there with a bit of common sense?
On a lighter note, Son is in Cannes this week, at the "Cannes Lions" Advertising Film Festival. He has a very busy itinerary, apparently, and will be dee-jaying twice during the week too. I'm sure it will also involve a lot of partying and champagne consumption. The last time I went to this was 27 years ago with my then-Husband, when I was still working in Advertising; Son was nearly two and I was expecting Daughter. (I remember that I felt sick most of the time, so couldn't really enjoy the wonderful food or the champagne!) I still have the photographs of us on the beach, with Son building sand castles and watching the topless ladies sunbathing. I don't suppose much will have changed, except he probably won't be building sand castles this time.