Sunday, 10 July 2016

Therapy



Recent events have got me really angry. My normal grumpiness has become rampant and I have an urge to rant at everything I see on the news.

2016 has been, so far, a year I totally want to forget – and it’s not even over yet! I haven’t spoken to Mrs PM’s parents since Brexit because I know that I will say something to them that I regret, upsetting them, Mrs PM and even myself in the process. Mrs PM and her mum have already exchanged tense words resulting in Mrs PM slamming the phone down on her own mother.

My anger is building up so much that I am turning into Mr Angry, the person I mocked so mercilessly just a month or two ago.  As soon as I hear the news I start ranting. I have given up reading newspapers because they make me angry.

Grumpiness is one thing – rage is another and I am full of rage.

And I hate myself for it because this is not me – this is not the laid back guy I have known all my life.

I need a holiday and, thank goodness, I am off tomorrow to Nice, a beautiful city in the south of France.

And for that, I need to calm down before I set foot on French soil.

So to help me, I have been looking through some of my old photos to raise my spirits and try to forget names like David Cameron, Nigel Farage, Michael Gove, the Conservative Party, Donald Trump, Brexit and, yes, bloody England – the country that I love but the country that has pissed me off more in the past few months than it has at any time in my life – even more so than when Margaret Thatcher’s reign of terror was at its peak.

With that in mind, I thought I would share a couple of those photos with you, dear reader.

I hope you like them.
Hong Kong at Night
Tokyo - Barrels of Sake
Budapest - Hungarian Parliament Building

Rio de Janeiro - A Famous Statue

Rome - The Spanish Steps
 
A Temple in Kyoto
Kyoto - Lots of Torii
Santorini
Prague - Performing in front of an Old Church

A Big Cathedral in Barcelona

The Great Wall of China
That's better. I feel much calmer now. I need to be in a good frame of mind for packing so maybe I should do that too.

I am making a promise to myself here and now - I will not watch the news between now and 6am tomorrow when I have to be at the airport.

I'll leave with you with a tune that reflects my new found calmness and coincidentally is by my favourite band from France.



Au revoir et à bientôt, mes amis.


10 comments:

Grace said...

That's a lovely calming song...

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I hope your rage diminishes while you are away.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Grace,

It's one of many by Air. They are a great band.

:o)

Cheers

PM

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi EC,

I'm ready to fly - so I'm really calm now.

:o)

Cheers

PM

River said...

I was expecting that video to be a song...
I really like that shot of Rome; all the photos are calm to look at, so you're breathing evenly now and no longer puce coloured I hope?
Enjoy your holiday. Ummm, have a "Nice" time :D

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi River,

I'm there now ("Nice" pun :o) ). Also very calm now.

:o)

Cheers

PM

Big D said...

I am so jealous. All these wonderful places and the most exotic place I've ever been to is Nottingham.

JahTeh said...

Considering the dipsticks we've just re-elected, I expect to be clinically insane in six months.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Big D,

Nottingham's not bad.

:o)

Cheers

PM

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi JT,

Even while I was away, I felt like I was in a bad dream, watching the news.

And fate conspired to hurl even more insanity my way while I was away.

:o(

Cheers

PM