The Crepe Escape(996 Posts)
Title can refer either to our upcoming holidays, or our upcoming fleeing from the Bojo-led charabanc of doom.
Don't talk about upcoming holidays....my finger was poised on the "Buy Dollars" button yesterday evening, but I thought "nah, my country won't let me down," so I didn't buy. We are all reeling, none of DH's family back in Ireland can comprehend what we've done. DCs are furious that they will be left with the legacy but had no say.
Please don't let Boris be PM.....
Oh, and Happy Birthday, Auriga! I hope it's sunny where you are, and you get to have a nice, relaxing day.
Happy birthday Auriga......back from my walk with a lovely friend, who announced half way round she was an 'outy' and her dh was an 'inny'..... Admittedly they had discussed and thought about it and for her, it was the non-elected representatives imposing legislation argument which swung it, so at least we could have a fairly calm and logical discussion about it.
I'm quite sure that in the next few months, we will have to shout 'Calm Down' loudly over the mass noise that will follow this decision. That's actually the bit that worries me the most - the political chaos and factions that take advantage of the power vacuum.
In other non- S&B news, I've discovered that at least a third of the trip I have mapped out for dd1 is in areas that the FO advises 'only essential travel'..... . Back to the drawing board I think....
Also very worried about the Power Vacuum you mention Beachy. And the farmers,fishermen and agricultural workers, the small arts organisations who rely so heavily on European subsidy for survival.
Mahoosive queue in the PO this morning for Irish passport forms. closing ears to The End Is Nigh doom-mongers and trying to arrange brain to grasp at positives. Dmum and ddad are reeling about the £ and sale of French house. Might change their minds yet again. <rolls eyes>
Thanks for new thread, Herbs.
I suddenly feel trapped on a stupid little island with a bunch of blinkered idiots. I've never been moved to tears by the result of a ballot before (although last year's GE was a close thing) and I actually really don't think I could sit down and have a sensible convo currently with anyone that I know voted to leave. Dd's finances are now hideously messed-up and our translation work will probably dwindle. For me, this has a hugely personal impact. I am a passionate European and now I feel as though I am stateless.
Auriga, I hope you can find a way to shut all the crap out and have a nice day. Happy birthday!
Happy birthday also to MI's dd.
Dd has finished her exams. I have told her what you lot said about her being brave (thank you!!) and showing resilience and how that is be more important for her life chances than whatever her grades turn out to be. I gave her a big hug and told her that I was really, really proud of her for sticking with it and getting through - and I will always be proud of that, no matter what results day brings. Yes, she's previously been ghastly, but for the last 3 months she has worked really, really hard and has not gone out at all. I suspect it won't have been enough to have turned things around, but at least she gave it all she had and never gave up. She has gone out for lunch with friends.
I need to do something constructive now, but I feel so crap that all I want to do is go back under the duvet and wake up tomorrow and find that this referendum result was all a bad dream.
I am doing a job application. It is taking me about a week. And I won't even get it.
Aw Stropps, that's just lovely. I hope dd can take it on board, and manage to sustain calm and measured attitude for August. She is a real trooper, and I'm so glad the meds seem to be right for her.
Nice to hear something positive today.
Ranting now about the border between NI and RoI. Mostly about immigrants coming in the back door.
Christonbike. I'm with Stropps, getting back under duvet.
Hopefully the Boris love will have died out by October. My borough had the dubious pleasure of training Theresa May in her governmental ways, as a local councillor round here. I expect she's been busy clothes-buying.
Stropps, awwwww re your DD. Fabulous effort. Both of you.
I am glad to have been at work and not watching TV all day, and that DD is going to a party tonight - she is so angry about the result. And rightly so.
Have come back having watched Sky News - I see it's 75% young people for remain. A crying shame.
Stropps - I feel like you but very well done to DD for tuning the corner. One small piece of good news today.
Have decided if Scotland leave the UK, I can apply to be Scottish on the grounds that I have a Scottish mother and was born in Edinburgh.
I can't apply anywhere. DP has a US passport but that's snarled up in IRS stuff...and if Trump or anyone of his ilk gets in, they're not going to take a bloke with his Bangladeshi father's surname and complexion. I've never been entitled to dual British/Indian citizenship - and friends are leaving Modi's government if at all possible too - and my Scandinavian grandfather came to the UK in about 1896 leaving (carefully) no paper trail back. So my lovely multiculti girls are totally shafted. And boy do they know it.
Feeling ashamed, too, when Indian - or US - friends and relatives comment on all this online. Truly ashamed.
Bloody hell Crepes, what a terrible terrible day. I am properly reeling from this awful result. I honestly didn't believe this could REALLY happen, that surely enough people would think it was all utter madness - but apparently not. So depressing - backward looking, insular, xenophobic, small minded, reactionary.... and so much more. I feel upset and angry, but it's quite hard to know who to be angry with - for starters I'll go with:
Cameron for being a smug git who gambled with our children's futures and lost - but will carry on being as smug entitled and rich as ever
Posh Tory boys who thought it would be a laugh to play out their playground squabbles not just at Eton and in the Bullingdon but in Government in a way that has consequences for the whole country. Bunch of utter cunts.
Corbin for being a wet dishcloth who convinced nobody to follow his mealy mouthed exhortations to vote Remain. Pathetic. He deserves to be stabbed in the back by his comrades.
The vote leavers. Except that I think so many believed the crap spouted endlessly about freeing up money for he NHS etc. Well that complete fiction lasted all of 5 minutes. Who could have seen that coming.
I am truly depressed by it and ashamed of us all. Think London should declare independence and the rest of them can go hang. Am I too old to move to Edinburgh??
Can you tell I'm decidedly stabby and ranty??
My French friend's husband voted out . I think LTB may be on the cards....
We have all offered to marry her to get French citizenship ....
I am off to a wedding with my Brexiteers family. I am already drunk. My cousin's husband said they were all told this morning that as UK had voted out, the company was moving to Poland. So he has essentially voted for redundancy. Didn't feel overly sympathetic.
GGG, totally agree with all of that
I feel most sad for my DC who are both utterly horrified by the result. Apparently DS and his mates went round school asking the teachers what they voted. And the numpty who has been covering his Maths teacher
but has now been taken off teaching at least his set actually admitted to voting Leave and said he did it "for their future" So putting the last nail in his own coffin
Here here, GGG. Plus Cameron running for the hills now, lily live red wee shite. Agree about Corbyn as well. As Delia would say "Where are you? WHERE ARE YOU!!"
Feel rather desolate. As if the British Isles are sailing off into the sunset away from Europe. I have always felt European.
We are filling in dhs Irish passport application. He also may face redundancy as his company export exclusively to EU because its products are licensed there. Quite likely they will close down NI operations.
Come and rant with me over here It's quite cathartic.
Happy Birthday auriga. Here's hoping that some joy has filtered through and a little celebration. Can't let a bunch of idiots ruin your day completely.
Just checking in briefly between Parade and fireworks. I am somewhat tired but enjoying the magic. All this inspite of the utter folly of the Brexit victory from which no good will ever come. In, out, shake it all about....I am a proud European, and always will be. Hoiking like mad xxx
Many happies, Auriga
I was so upset this morning & DH took me out to lunch to cheer me up - somewhat spoilt by the fact that the table next to us were full of joy that the vote had gone 'their way'.
I wished I was their waiter so I could have spat on their food. <childish>
Had a very soothing chat with DS (who has lived in France for the last 10 years) & whilst he was appalled by the result, did say that his generation (he's 35) have been blessed & have not had to fight wars, live through the cold war etc etc. He was very sanguine by this evening (unlike our texts at 6.30am today).
I am actually feeling
better resigned. I still have a roof over my head, clean water to drink & enough to eat............ and whilst that may sound a bit crass I know I have to get on with this.
BUT the idea of BJ as PM fills me with horror - I honestly think he is nastier than Thatcher.
And I never thought I'd utter that last sentence.
I hope you all sleep well - if you will excuse me for some slight sentimentality I'd like to leave you with a poem:
Sleep serene, avoid the backward
Glance; go forward, dreams, and do not halt
(Behind you in the desert stands a token
Of doubt — a pillar of salt).
Sleep, the past, and wake, the future,
And walk out promptly through the open door;
But you, my coward doubts, may go on sleeping,
You need not wake again — not any more.
The New Year comes with bombs, it is too late
To dose the dead with honourable intentions:
If you have honour to spare, employ it on the living;
The dead are dead as Nineteen-Thirty-Eight.
Sleep to the noise of running water
To-morrow to be crossed, however deep;
This is no river of the dead or Lethe,
To-night we sleep
On the banks of Rubicon — the die is cast;
There will be time to audit
The accounts later, there will be sunlight later
And the equation will come out at last.
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