As regular visitors will know, Friday is normally the day I blog least, as it is my day off. Well, I seem to have given up time off for Lent (don't worry, I have been making time for family and getting some rest, it just hasn't been a whole day off for a few weeks). So here I am having spent the day in schools (both schools had 'end of term services' today) or in the car or visiting or -as I am doing now - preparing for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
My greatest disappointment this year with all of our palm Sunday services is that there are no Donkeys! Usually we have little processions in our villages with slightly temperamental beast of burden to add a little excitement, colour and odour to the proceedings. these days there are fewer people, even in the countryside, who own animals and those who do are not willing to take the risk of having them take part in a public event, mainly because our society is getting more litigious and insurance for such events has skyrocketed!
So the joy of a 'nanny state' and a blame culture combining to put the dampers on what has been a longstanding and fun arrangement.
Bovvered? Oh yes I am. This isn't a rant about any particular political party, though, just against a mindset that is always seeking to make life 'super-safe' and a society that is too willing to spread blame and seek recompense therefore making everyone paranoid and insular.
I will stop now before i really get carried away with this post.