Yesterday was a rare social event for us...
We met up with a number of old friends who have been away , either on their boats or travelling back home for a while.It's always a delight to meet up with a face that you thought you wouldn't see again, one that belongs to a person that you liked and connected with of course!
It is interesting to listen to the views of others as they return from the 'other world'. The one of politics, consumerism and bureaucracy. It is good, well sort of, to hear your own view of the current world situation confirmed by others. For a while it convinces us that we are not completely insane in our view that the world that we knew is going to hell in a hand basket!
Far from the UK and the USA recovering from the economic crisis it seems to us that the crisis has hardly begun. From the disgusting self serving financial shenanigans of politicians and finance houses, to the depletion of the earths resources. I wonder where it will all end, and try not to think of it too often. Thank goodness we know how to fend for ourselves, to be self reliant and self sufficient.