I am back (really)!

I do not remember an August where I was able to recharge batteries like this one.  I enjoyed my time in New York, Cayman and the Principality.  I hope to do better with the blog now that August is out of the way.

As much as I love living in Feltham, I was standing on the beach in Ferryside, West Wales at one point recently and taking in the natural beauty.  This picture does not really do it justice:

Since I last posted on the blog, a few things have happened:

The Democrat and Republican Conventions

I think that this is a very exciting election indeed.  I still believe that McCain will win and I am impressed with his choice for running mate.  I have watched some of the coverage of the Republican Convention and some speeches were wonderful – my favourite was from Governor Mike Huckabee!  I want to quote one thing he said:

“I’m not a Republican because I grew up rich, but because I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life poor, waiting for the government to rescue me.”

I recall the one of the ads in the primaries.  I loved it – only in America, as they say:

 

Feltham Arena

Whilst I was away, I did receive calls expressing concern about the loss of trees at the rear of Shaftesbury Avenue and the amount of lorries going down Shakespeare Avenue.

I spent a couple of hours down there earlier today.  The Stand is now down:

This was partly covered in the Chronicle.

The Olympics

Well Done Britain and well done China who hosted a great games!  London has a lot to live up to.  Of course, I was not a supporter of London’s Bid originally but now that the Olympics are coming in 2012, I really want it to be a success.  I will be interested to see if China succeed where so many other Olympic cities have failed in having a lasting healthy legacy.  That is something that must be cracked in London.

Football Season

I managed to catch one game so far – Swansea vs Hull in the Carling Cup – and it was brilliant.  A great game of football and Swansea now play Cardiff in the next round.  I am hoping that Wales and England win their respective games this weekend.

Welsh Assembly

Even in my Socialist Youth, I was opposed to the establishment of this so I was pleased to read about a group that will be formed to campaign against further powers.  It remains a scandal for me that this was created with the support of 25% of the electorate.

Councillor Jiwan Virk

The Labour Group on the Council have suspended him for four months.  I will comment further when I know whether any other action will be taken against him.

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