Friday, 29 October 2010
Second Crusader Challenge
Yes I'm blonde, no I have no connections to the neo-Nazi movement, and I have no problem with Jewish people. There's been debate for some time now as to whether Scotland, which has a devolved Parliament and a different law system to the rest of the UK, should move to become an independent country. I still haven't made my mind up on that one, but I would like to see further powers for the Scottish Parliament, since they do have the people of Scotland's interests in mind, unlike the UK Parliament. Interestingly, all of the Celtic nations (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) have some form of devolved Government where England don't. The UK Parliament is sort of an umbrella government which oversees all of the big things like tax and how to spend it.
So, there you have a little snap shot of my political views on nationhood. I have a few friends and family members who will be quite put out to find out that I'm a Nationalist.
The picture is from a hike up one of the hills Glen Clova in the Angus Glens not too far from where I live. It shows how cold our winter was at the beginning of this year, it was March an there was still snow on the hills. Pristine white, the colour of the skeleton hanging in my window for Halloween. (Ok, I know that's a stretch, but come on it was hard enough to come up with something you might not know about me, never mind fitting in random words. Incidently I bought skeleton ginger bread cookies the other day from the supermarket to get me in the spirit for Halloween and thought about mentioning that, but it seemed a it banal. Maybe I should have stuck with it, because that sentence up there is lame.)
In case you are wondering, this is the Second Crusader Challenge from Rach Writes... Check out the link at the top of the page to find out more about the crusade and how to join up.