I will first make a disclaimer apologising for my abysmal lack of geographical skills and mistake of drawing maps in permanent pen.
I have a book where I try to teach myself about world history and geography. Today’s challenge was looking at the formation and breakup of Yugoslavia – something I have been curious about for a while. However, it turns out I am very bad at drawing maps…
So far I have: literally boosted turkey (or at least the blob representing it) up in the world so that it sits next to Romania; completely removed about 4 countries, swapped over Slovenia and Slovakia (they had the same first 3 letters on my abbreviated map); turned Austria into what looks like a slipper (paired with a high-heeled Italy and you have an argument for renaming Europe “the international shoe shop”) and finally, and perhaps worst of all, completely forgotten about Moldova.
I think I may have just offended half of Europe.
My project is nearly done now but from this point onwards, you can be sure that my printer will be working a lot harder…
You will probably have heard about the planned changes to the NHS , as they have been an almost constant topic in UK news. In a nutshell, there has been a lot of conflict regarding a new contract for junior doctors (please note that junior doctors can be anything up to consultant). Cleverly disguised by a claimed “increase in pay” and “decrease in hours” it aims to make NHS services available all week. However, this will entail many doctors being required to work antisocial hours – without the same additional pay. Having already sacrificed enough for their career, many doctors turned to strikes to spread their message. Considering we live in a democratic country, one would think that this would have led to some sort of reconsideration, however, the preferred method of control is evidently to simply force it upon them.
Just a quick post today as I’m preparing for one later in the week (think peanut butter… this is why it’s taking so long, I do have peanut butter limits for taste testing).
I’m sat here right now semi-melted. For anyone in the UK, the heat wave we’re having right now seems to be the most interesting thing there is. Just think, it combines weather with moaning! Brilliant, now i just need tea – but it’s too hot for tea! While it may be a long way away from the daily temperatures of places like Africa, changing from 5 degrees and tipping it down to 35 degrees and sunny is a big deal for us brits:)