Gail says I am looking "pensive" as I wait patiently in the hall in the photo above.
Hmmm. Let's look up the definition of pensive:
"engaged in, involving or reflecting deep or serious thought"
Well there is much that is serious to consider right now, don't you think?
Could the unimaginable happen, and Boris Johnson become the British Prime Minister?
Is England's hottest summer on record a sign that a climate change tipping point has been reached?
Will the far right AfD party continue to gain influence in Germany?
How has the main opposition party in the UK become embroiled in a toxic row about anti-semitism when they should be focusing on Brexit damage limitation?
How will Gail's Iranian colleague Hamed's aunt get the drugs she needs to treat her multiple sclerosis now that the USA have re-imposed sanctions on her country?
And what about my lovely friend Maria (the one who "melted" when Gail emailed her a photo of me) who must be so worried about her family back in Venezuela?
Why has Aung San Suu Kyi stayed silent on the issue of genocide in her country?
Oh dear. It is all too much. And I haven't even mentioned Presidents P**** and T****.
I do apologise if you came here hoping for jolly anecdote today. Normal service will resume in my next post, I promise.
PS Closer to home, I am sending lots of healing licks to dear YAM-Aunty, to hasten the healing process in her poorly wrist.