Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Big Day...

Hi folks...it's the day of the Scottish Referendum...time for us Scots to make the decision that may well change the future of the country we love forever and to be honest there are pros and cons on both sides...hence why I've been sitting on the fence for the last few weeks...a choice of YES or NO...simple you might think but when you've got political debate coming out of your ears...in a nutshell it all comes down to one thing...WHO DO YOU BELIEVE...
the YES camp led by the brimming with confidence but evasive on some issues Mr Salmond...
the NO camp with their ridiculous "better together" scaremongering tactics...
David Cameron and the UK Government who have suddenly noticed we're here and are falling over themselves to keep us or is it the billions of pounds of oil revenue they want to keep...
or the financial institutions who are high tailing it over the border...apparently concerned about the bottom falling out of OUR pension pots (excuse me but didn't that happen some years ago at the hands of my fellow countrymen...Gordon Brown and the scumbags at RBS)...
By this time tomorrow...we'll either all be dressed in our kilts...rampaging to the border to raise the Saltire and fortify the defences at Hadrians Wall...
or for many the life long dream of Scottish Independence will lie in tatters. But whatever way the vote goes...the people of Scotland will rise to the challenges that lie ahead...we have a long history of overcoming adversity...are fiercely proud of this wonderful country and passionate about our Scottish heritage.
On a lighter note the cubbyhole crew have been pondering for weeks over "some may say" an equally important decision...
Do we store these little beauties in SET ORDER or in COLOUR FAMILIES...perhaps a cuppa will help...
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

17 comments:

judkajudi said...

Kathy, it's hard to imagine having to make the choice you are facing. I pray that whatever side prevails, Scotland and it's people have a bright and peaceful future.

Lin said...

Having a bit of Scot in my blood, this is really interesting to me, Kath! Can't wait to hear the outcome!

Gail said...

I live in Australia now so don't have all the facts but hopefully you do . Do the Scots have enough money to set up their own health service-aged pensions - currency ,I'm guessing you would not be able to have the Euro .
Lots to ponder and at the end of the day some people will be very unhappy at the outcome.

Paula Cheney said...

thinking of you Kath and this historic day (no matter the outcome). I suspect that both sides have some truth, lies and exaggerations. God be with the Scottish people as they take this heavy matter to the polls.

misteejay said...

As you say Kath, pros & cons for both sides.

On the subject of your other decision to be made...I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has been pondering this.

Toni xx

Marianne said...

A big day indeed... David Cameron is probably wishing right now that he had agreed to the proposed third option for the referendum: more autonomy for Scotland if it stays in the UK. The English politicians do seem to be getting nervous after they realised this referendum is not a run race in favour of the UK. But as you say there are pros and cons for Scottish indepence and they are probably not as clear cut as the politicians present them. I guess we'll know the outcome soon enogh...
As for the other decision you need to make: how about organising them by favourite colour combinations? LOL

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very well said Kath. As for the inks colour families for me as that is the way my brain is wired

Sammy said...

In all honestly, I'm dreading the outcome either way... On an emotional level I want more than anything for the vote to be "yes", but things will likely get very difficult for a decade or so if the vote goes the "no" way.
I may not live in Scotland myself at the moment (though we've been talking about moving back), but my family all do.
So I am very much on the fence too...

And colour families. Definitely. x

Sammy said...

Sorry, meant to say things would get difficult if the vote goes "yes"...

Janette van Otterlo said...

Good luck with the voting! And for the ink pads, I got them in the same order as the colourchart, so I can find them easy.
Grtz Janette

Beth said...

Hiya Kath! I have to say, I don't envy you guys having this decision to make, either way it sounds like there will be a lot of people unhappy, good luck! :-)
And I'm a colour family/rainbow organising kind of person ;-)
I hope you are well, long time no visit!
Beth xx

Christine said...

Good luck with today, whatever the result !
As for the inks, I store mine alphabetically - one more for the conundrum, sorry.
Christine (Andypandy) x

Angela Allen said...

Hi Kath
Good luck with the voting.On a lighter note,go with colour groups.
Love Angela x

Brenda in IN said...

This is a major decision for your country. No one knows the future so it is a hard choice to make. As for the inks - they are so gorgeous that I don't think it matters. You can still see them in their cases no matter which way you go.

Redanne said...

I have been thinking about you all day whilst I have been out and about... I really do not envy any of you, it is such a difficult decision, for you and for my other friends and my Dad's family who live in Scotland. I hope it is an outcome that everyone can get behind.

The other decision is a toughy but I am sure logic will prevail and you will choose the right way to store them!! Big hugs, Anne xx

trish said...

Hi Kath, I'm not going to say anything about the vote, I'm sick of it all. Lovely tins for your ink pads and yes that is a big decision...Trish

Virginia Lu said...

All the best to you all in Scotland, Kath! Your little distress ink cubes collection is making me very jealous :)

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