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Thursday, 6 October 2011
Listen to Micawber!
'Annual income £20; annual expenditure £19. 19. 6p, result happiness. Annual income £20; annual expenditure £20. 0. 6p, result misery'.
Micawber was right, and Cameron is now trying to encourage a new 21st Century version of Micawberism.. But why was this crazy 'spend now, pay later' culture ever encouraged in the first place. People have to borrow, but to encourage borrowing for flighty unnecessary whims was irresponsible, if not criminal.
Those old ideals of 'keeping up with the Jones's' or 'one-up-manship' are hopefully gone forever. And good riddance!
STORIES NOW SILENCED ..........
*Little did I know that the GIF of a sparkler that I put in my last post
to wish everyone a Happy New Year would have caused so much pain and be so
1 week ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!