Friday, June 11, 2010
Still no sign of the good weather that was promised at the end of the week, instead it has been cool, grey and overcast with continual steady rain all day.
The seating was brought back all smartly covered; we were given an extra cover which is very handy as it would be good to be able to wash it from time to time.
It gave us both such a boost when Ruud from Summit turned up this morning, right on time at 10 am and brought the seating back nicely covered.
It was noticeable right away that it was easier for Richie to get the straps on me prior to being hoisted out of the wheelchair.
The seat cover will make a big difference indeed, it also looks good and it feels better sitting in it so it is a win, win situation all round.
Shame about all the rain again today and it is also windy and cool enough to have the heating on briefly this morning.
Well I did not win big in the lottery here last night, shame had such good plans, think I won 4,50 instead of a couple of million.
Sadder than the lottery is the results of the General Election here, the voters were obviously extremely unhappy with the CDA(Conservative)/PVDA (Labour Party)/ Coalition.
The voters were very dissatisfied with the CDA taking them into what they saw as George Bush Junior and Tony Blair’s illegal war in Iraq.
The CDA paid for this heavily, they lost 20 seats, the Labour Party lost one seat but worse of all the Geert Wilders Party, called the PVV, the Party for Freedom won 15 seats from the CDA.
Geert Wilders is a right wing populist xenophobe, who cashes in wherever he can, all that concerns him is promoting himself and his career.
The VVD, the Liberal Democrats have got 3 seats more than the PVDA and will form the government; the prospect is that they will do this with the PVV.
Could be unpleasant times ahead as they will make cuts to the budget, Welfare Benefits and Health Care are bound to suffer plus they will no doubt try to close the coffee shops.
And they will most likely start harassing people deemed to be foreigners by their skin colour; Geert Wilders would like to stop the Immigration of all people of colour.
He has no compunction in stirring up anti Moroccan sentiments conveniently forgetting that the Moroccan community have lived here for many years, they came here on invitation and work hard and pay their taxes.
This General Election has taken away the last remnants of tolerance and liberalism The Netherlands has been famous for.
Oh well we shall see, I have no crystal ball and it is not possible to see into the future so I will not try to do so, living here and now is enough for me