Remember when I said I would put up Scotland pictures? I lied. Because I’m tired. And we had such a wonderful time that I want to do it justice. And I have papers due. And dinner to make. And my suitcase is still not totally unpacked. We have
Days until the probable date of the general election. I have fewer days than that until all my schoolwork is due. So for the next few weeks, I am asking for a little grace and a lot of prayer. I will try my best to get the Scotland pics up this weekend. I am trying to learn more and more about the political system here in Britain. I was going to post some British political cartoons but they would be less than funny to you.
For all the keeping me busy that it is doing, work is great. I am really enjoying learning about British politics as well as being smack in the middle of a real campaign and learning lots of things that would easily transfer to any campaign anywhere. I have made good friends in the campaign and we are all working really hard!
Some of you probably saw my facebook status the other day about a rat. There is a rat in our office which we may or may not have named after the leader of the opposition. Before you ask it is a rat not a mouse- the body is at least 8 inches long plus nasty rat tail..and fangs..maybe not fangs but the size it not an exaggeration AT ALL. (We should be careful that it isn’t a spy, could there be some hanky panky unregistered animangus business going on?) There has only been the one sighting (which turned one of the campaign workers from a calm softspoken person to a yelling and cursing scaredy-cat). Apparently said rat did not enjoy his brief facebook fame because he chose my desk to hide under during his reappearance today and my foot to crawl on to alert the whole office to his presence. And I did let them know. Quite loudly and quite shrill-ly. I have been jumpy all day since it happened this morning. I can still feel it on my foot *shudder* and keep picturing it jumping off the wall behind me onto my back like a ROUS.
When they say that if you go into politics you end up working with rats, I had no idea it was so literal.