Sunday Ramble | economics
In the great Book of Life, answers cannot be found in the back. As keen as you are to get to the bottom of something or find a solution, you appear to have little option other than to let a situation unfold further before you can apply your Aquarian way of thinking to it. The fact you must play a waiting game could be the cause of current frustration. Relax and let an answer come to you instead of the other way round.
That‘s my horoscope and it seems fairly accurate. I do seem to be waiting for things to happen and I might as well relax and be patient; life is like that sometimes. Things are happening, I have got into the final of the photography contest but have to be patient now and wait to see who wins. I will be happy just seeing my photograph on display. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I bought shares in Premier Foods at the end of October. This week they came to an agreement with bankers and one of their director’s bought more shares and the share price went up 91% over the week. The other investment I made was Lloyd’s banking group and they clawed back losses on Friday and gained over 6%. There is still some turmoil in the Eurozone and so I expect Lloyd’s might do better when firm agreements are reached. Things went badly this week when credit reference agency Standard and Poor said they might downgrade France’s credit rating; they later revealed that was a mistake. I wonder how many more mistakes the credit reference agencies have made? I will have to wait and see but in the meantime will continue to monitor shares and if I buy will write more investment blogs; stay tuned! I have also put some more money into peer to peer lending with Zopa.
I hope to take more photographs this weekend too. It seems unusually warm for November and we now have Autumn colour everywhere. I think the woodland that I photographed in the summer might look even better now. Incidentally the photograph above was my attempt at night photography. It’s a bridge of the River Tame and is lit up by a street night. I used a 1 second exposure and stopped breathing!
Christmas gets closer and I’m buying Christmas cards and food for guests. It’s a little early for some food but I can get things in tins and jars. I might buy crackers this year (I saw them cheap in Lidl) and I’ll sort out my Christmas LED lights in a couple of weeks. Christmas Day is on a Saturday and I think it always seems to last longer when it’s on a weekend. I shall stock up on all sorts of things and keep a stock of stuff in for when it snows. I bought rock salt this week for the snow and ice; buy one and get one half price. The two bags are still in the car, they’re too heavy to get out. I have to put some in a bucket or container and I’ll give my neighbour some too. I shall probably do a little driving on snow this year, I used to be good at driving on snow and i have a better car now. In fact, I learnt to drive on snow, including skid control!
I’ve been researching a blog into economics and doing research for this weeks’ thrifty blog. I’m also thinking of adding a poll to a blog, I haven’t done one before. I have over 1,000 photographs to use in the Neodigital Art blogs but would like some more Autumn photographs for this week’s blog. I did my first Gourmet blog this week. I’ll do more of those, maybe a crab and prawn salad? Yummy. I bought some crab meat yesterday. I suppose I could do a blog about how to cook a Christmas lunch for one! I think I’ll get a turkey thigh joint and cook roast potatoes and veggies with that. I might even cook soup and do a dessert. I like fruit for dessert and soup should be something light; like a consommé.