Why the silence?

Have just had a few days in Florida. This was the view from the restaurant window in our resort hotel in St. Pete Beach where we had our breakfast watching the pelicans having theirs.
The place had its own private beach just to the right of the picture – ideal for whiling away a sunny afternoon and taking the odd dip in the Gulf of Mexico. Delightful – and what a shock when getting back to Brown’s Britain this morning to read about the ‘Budget’ – and the fact that England had contrived to lose to the weakest Scottish side in years after beating the French at home!

About pauljohnston

Elected as Conservative councillor in Surbiton Hill, Kingston upon Thames in 1998. Re-elected 2002 and 2006. Former parliamentary candidate in Lancashire and Birmingham. Ceased to be a Councillor (temporarily?) in 2010. Active among Residents' Associations in Surbiton Hill and among residents in social housing generally. Former teacher of History at St. Brendan's College Bristol and Head of History and Politics at the London Oratory School. Worked with Sutton Trust running summer schools for sixth formers at Oxford University from 1997-2000 aiming to improve uptake of places from pupils from state schools which sent very few applicants to Oxbridge.
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2 Responses to Why the silence?

  1. Mary Reid says:

    Lucky you! Hope you’ve managed to unearth the comment I left on your March 2nd entry.

  2. I did and commented on it.

    There were local elections in the St. Pete area last Tuesday. I just couldn’t resist having a word with a couple of gents taking numbers outside the local polling station. It was all so much like home – except for the weather, the palm trees etc. I have to say, though, they’re not so good at publishing the results and the turnout seemed to be lower than here. I’m still trying to find out via the internet who won Precinct 323.

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