I see that Australia has a new prime minister…and it’s a woman! Well done, I say! Mind you, it’s a bit like us and Gordon Brown. We didn’t vote for him but he replaced Tony Blair when he left mid-term.
I’ve had a look around about Julia Gillard and she’s Welsh and a lawyer. Though she’s Welsh like I’m English. Her parents moved to Australia in 1966 as ten pound Poms.
Unfortunately, she was part of the ‘Gang of Four’ who were instrumental in cutting the emissions trading scheme for which Rudd stood down. So I’m not sure that Labour will still be in after the next election. Knowing bugger all about Australian politics, that’s all the comment I’m going to make.
Today I pottered about in the garden. I had to transplant a stripey plant and drop in a few cosmos’, which instantly brightened up the bed near the patio. I also planted the second lot of sweet peas at the base of another obelisk.
The garden is looking lovely now though I have to water every evening because it’s so dry. Actually there’s a drought in the north east which follows the terrible floods they had in February. Go figure. They are close to a hose pipe ban up there!
Fortunately we have lots of lovely aquifers down here in the south which means we have more water. I heard on the news that the Isle of Mull had to ship in something like 40,000 litres of water the other day. Who says we don’t get a summer over here?
The Japan team is playing out of their skins in the World Cup tonight. At half time they lead Denmark by 2-0 after two amazing free kicks. If they win, they go through. Brilliant stuff. And the shock of the tournament…Italy, the World Cup holders, went out this afternoon, ending up coming last in their group behind New Zealand! I love football.