Hello everyone from the good old US of A. Back here after a great, productive trip back to the UK and…..goodness what chaos there is there now. I am saddened by our decision to leave Europe and I am sure that a few people like Winston Churchill will be rolling in their graves. Many brave lives were lost in two major wars centered in Europe, young lives, people who deserved better. By creating an integrated Europe we had hoped that we had buried that dreadful past, not to mention all the wars that had gone before. I am not suggesting that we are facing more wars in Europe, but I don’t think we all feel quite the same about each other at the moment. My father, a refugee from Nazi Germany would be very sad. The multilingual recruitment business he started possibly would not have survived, without the free movement between the UK and the EU. My lovely Swedish assistant Sanna, when I was running the Company, is in shock. Most of my good friends here in the US are amazed and disappointed and this wave of nationalism and “close our borders” current message is alarming to say the least. And without a doubt..social media and the Media in general has not been helpful.
Anyway I had to get that off my chest… The weather here is Boise is beautiful, hot, but lovely, my little house and garden are peaceful…the vegetables are growing and even my neglected roses are battling on. I am grateful. My family is doing well, my little grandson announced to his parents that he missed me and wanted to see me, once I got back. So he did! I am a fortunate woman. London was terrific, very crowded, but fun and lively and the English countryside is still very beautiful, I spent a few days in Suffolk with my dearest friend Jenni. And in October I
return to England to do the Scottish play (‘Macbeth’ to you and me) at The Groundlings Theatre – the second oldest theatre in the UK in Portsmouth, historic naval town. (Macbeth has a history of very bad luck in the theatre, hence it’s called The Scottish Play).
Thats all for now friends : To quote the World War II message, I say “Keep Calm and Carry On”…the madness and the hype will slow down in due course.