I think this is my third trip through the series. Yes, I did watch the BBC series of the same name, and am re-watching it again on Netflix. Now I understand that the Beeb has washed their hands of this series, not to worry though, Netflix has decided to do the second season themselves.
Anyhoo, I am heartily sick of the wailing, rending of garments, and gnashing of teeth (yes, in my head that sounds like "ga-nashing") from one side of the political spectrum and the chest thumping and howling at the moon from the winning side is almost as galling.
So, rather than go on about that, I'm going to read. Well, yes, write as well. Here. For whatever that's worth.
In other news today, woke up Monday night at the crack of midnight. Could not get back to sleep. So I finished this book...
I let her know that the mess hall was not (under any circumstances) going to open before six so she should just cool her jets and let the alleged master of the house go back to sleep. I say alleged as The Missus Herself really runs the joint. I'm like the King of England, on holidays she lets me stand on the deck and wave decorously to the various and sundry passers-by. As we live on a cul-de-sac there aren't many passers-by to speak off. Most tiresome that is! (Really I just wanted to use the word cul-de-sac. I really like that word. Has a certain panache I think.)
So, no doubt you would like to know how that second book is, quite good if you're interested in the British Army of the Peninsula during the Napoleonic Wars. The 95th Rifles (now known as simply "The Rifles" after yet another shrinking of Her Majesty's forces) was a magnificent unit of whom I shall one day write. Not today though, as The Last Kingdom isn't going to read itself. If it could I'd be done with it already. And where's the fun in that?
So to those who view the recent election as a loss, chill out, the world is not going to end just yet (I have this from Higher Authority). To those who view the recent election as a win, sit down, shut up and get back to work, no one has time for your gloating and preening.
And if you're watching the news?
Turn off the set and go read a book. Or play with your kids or grandkids. What they're peddling isn't really news. It's entertainment meant to sell products.
That is all...