Saturday, September 20, 2014

So Sad.

Friday the 19th of September.

These photos were taken yesterday when my girls were voting for their future. I can't look at them without crying because I know, I know for a fact, that they've been deprived of that hope, that promise, and that chance of a brighter future in an Independent Scotland.
These photos were taken yesterday when my darling husband Robbie stood for almost 24 hours in total, so hopeful of a Yes vote during referendum day. A vote that he and so many other campaigners have worked so very hard for.
It breaks my heart. If I could believe for one moment that Scotland would in any way be Better Together, I'd resign myself to this decision and be hopeful of the changes the Government promised. But I, and so many others, are not stupid. We know these changes won't come. We knew that before it was revealed today.
Robbie, my love, please don't give up the fight. You, and so many other wonderful people can do this. You can make it happen. You can make things better for our children. Just keep the faith.
Girls, don't lose hope. Change will come. It's just going to take longer than we'd hoped, and you just need to keep believing that there's a future for you that's brighter than what's about to come.
I don't want to believe any of what I'm hearing; that the vote was rigged, that David Cameron never ever intended for Scotland to be free, that the promised changes won't materialise. I don't want to because it makes it too hard to bear.
And I don't judge a single soul for their decision when they voted. This isn't about that, it's about Westminster. It's about the lies, the deception and the scaremongering. And potentially it's about the whole referendum being rigged.
I hope so much that one day we'll see a better future for this wonderful Country that I'm so very proud to call my home.

Be back soon.

Wendy x

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vote YES!

A very quick Post just to mark tomorrow.  A moment in History.  To say I feel emotional is an understatement.  I've been to hear Alex Salmond, I've been to hear Nicola Sturgeon, I've attended some rallies and I've met some wonderful canvassers along the way.  I will miss all this after tomorrow; the atmosphere, the camerarderie, the buzz and the excitement...

But I hope so very very much that Yes will win.  Scotland deserves to be independent, it can do it, it can do it easily and I so very much hope that the appalling bias from the media hasn't put too many people off or convinced them not to take the risk.

I've lived in this country for more than half of my lifetime.  I've married a Scotsman, I've got Scottish children and I've always felt completely welcome here.  This is my home and I want to live in an Independent Scotland!

Think of us all tomorrow.  Apparently 94% have registered to vote which is unprecedented.  Over 80% are predicted to turn up.  Again, unprecedented.  And the atmosphere?  Unbelievable!!!

So here's hoping my next Post will come from an Independent Scotland!

Be back soon!

Wendy x

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Work, Wine and a Wonderful Pressie!

Oh well, I suppose the feeling wasn't going to last forever was it?  I'm knackered!!  Back to work, back to the usual, busy, daily routine...  But at least I enjoy my job and I'm happy to be back (kind of!)

Life's returned to normal - lots of children....

 Lots of paperwork...  wahay! 

 A shopping list I never remember to take to the shop...
A YES adorned handbag and workbag that get trailed everywhere....
And the diary, the post and the paperwork that I missed oh so very much during the Summer...!

At home however...
 The campaign for independence ends in two weeks and is taking up every spare minute of Robbie's time.  Between canvassing, delivering papers, manning the stalls, tweeting the message, attending meetings, it's so full on.  Very exciting too!

But the domestic drudgery doesn't do itself does it?

 I hate ironing.  Loath it.
First pic:  weeks and weeks worth...  Took me an afternoon!
Second week:  Not so bad!  Wine and a watching dog.  Almost bearable...

On the food front:

 Check out my great big homegrown courgette sat beside the piddly supermarket one.  Still eating it!
And this was my baking.  Went to take a photo but it had been demolished.  Oh well, they must have liked it.

But the biggest treat of all?
Robbie's friend Malky McCormick (very famous caricaturist), drew us a picture!

Most prized possession ever.  Will be grabbed in the event of a fire even before my dog...!
And this was done simply out the kindness of his heart and his love of my hubby's company.  What a man!

Now off I go to check out some Blogs after far too many weeks away!

Be back soon!

Wendy x