Contents 29 April, 2012
Cartoon: Claudia Ward
A Gift from the Gods: Joselyn Morton
Art: Billie-Jean Spille
BBC Radio4 Extra: Mary Kalemkerian
Cover: Roger Morton
29 April 2012
We are now beginning our third week of cold wind and heavy rain. I was so geared for spring that it feels like a cruel act of vengeance. Meanwhile Roger is watching Á Mourir de Rire. It cheers me up to hear his hearty laugh. He has not been laughing when he watches the Leveson inquiry. He has been warning the world at large about Rupert Murdoch for many years. Meanwhile we have begun to regard Lord Leveson as rather an endearing character.
I was out holding the ladder today while Roger was up on the roof of the hangar replacing a broken tile that had been letting in rain on a beam for some years now. Thankfully the character-revealing decision of “if Roger fell, would I stay there and cushion his fall or would I quickly leap out of the way so that he did not flatten me?” didn’t happen.
Sarkozy didn’t do well in the first round of elections, so it is looking very hopeful for François Holland. If Segolene Royal was still leader of the Socialist Party, I would be feeling a lot more excited.
My new political hero of a few-weeks standing, George Galloway has recently married his researcher 30 years his junior (even though he only met her 6 months ago and the youngest son of his second wife is only 5months old – all this according to Decca Aitkenhead at the Guardian.) I’ve rather gone off him big time. Sex and politics seem to be awfully close - like camels, humps and camel dung. Try to keep dry. Joselyn Morton