Apologies for the lack of posts here folks as well as the relative radio silence on my friends’ sites too however I have been busy with other matters in my own life and, if I may be brutally honest, I had become somewhat tired of writing on matters that seem to never ever go away, especially politics in the North.
I try and stick to the maxim of ‘if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all‘ and beyond rehashing points I had made thousands of times before I feel to a certain extent that anything I could add would be pointless or something akin to Groundhog Day and after reading about what is happening back home in relation to the Glorious 12th, forgive me if my intensity for these matters whilst far away has dropped considerably. There were many things I read (here, here, here and here) which made me basically shake my head and ask when will things become better back home, when will respect for one another be a reality, but I would say this one I saw on BBC NI’s site was the one that really made me sick to the pit of my stomach, the placing of a holy statue on the bonfire in the Shankill Road in Belfast. I mean, that’s so insane it beggars belief, I thought the wars of religion had finished but clearly I was being naive.
Anyway folks, I must admit that I had something of a writer’s block or a lack of interest in a lot of what has passed as news of late. This has been coupled with the fact that I have been interviewing for work, mainly in Dublin of all places, which has meant that I have had my focus elsewhere. You’re probably now wondering about the whole interviewing in Dublin line. Well, I am still in Australia, however, in many ways it reminds me of Belfast with regard to work and my line of it. There really is no work for what I do in Australia. Now that is very different from me saying that there is no work in Australia, that would be a fat lie as there is still a lot of work available, however, for the legal finance stuff I do there really is none due to the nature of this country’s economy. So, after work I find myself taking calls from London and Dublin for prospective jobs, so who knows, I may be home sooner than I had imagined.
In the meantime folks, I will be posting things perhaps a lot less politically focused, probably more sports, arts, music and movie/tv based. Like many of you, I take a vacation now and again and at this time of year I find it’s the same when it comes to the North and what passes for its politics. However, if you have anything you would like to post here by all means let me know and just drop me a line. Happy 12th of July folks, it’s a day for us all, right? 🙂