We had visitor from Canada, a feisty lady who did a huge amount for the local community, saving endangered trees from the idiocy of the local council and others, and who was obliged to go back to Canada to live. This after serving our local community for years and paying taxes over here for the same amount of time, was forced, by the idiocy, this time of the Government, to return to Canada. She made the ‘mistake’of not applying for a UK passport.
Well, she’s just come back for a short holiday here and we had a great tea party with scones the like of which I have not tasted for many years.
” How is it over in Canada? ” I asked.
She muttered: ” Oh! the trains run on time and go whoosh, the place is clean, they don’t cut down trees because they shed berries
( another long story ), the people are so friendly and polite and say ‘Have a good day’ all the time and mean it.
We all looked at her in pity, until someone piped up:
“Sounds like you’re missing us then?”
The drawing here is apropos of nothing…it’s just a drawing of a bloke I saw outside a tattoo parlour in Gloucester, where there’s a danger of trees being cut down if they shed berries ( It’ll be leaves next! ), and where people do not as a rule say : ‘Have a good day’ all the time. Great place!