Started off well enough. The wee red head got up all right but pronounced himself to be “starving!” Like he has ever been truly starving in his life … mind you he must have been pretty hungry after his melt-down last night and refusal to eat dinner. So he made short work of a bowl of porridge and a glass of juice -eaten in double quick time. The he tripped off quite happily to play on the kindle whilst I set about the packing of lunch boxes…… so far so good!!
Ten minutes later he was at the kitchen door with a “Mum my tummy feels funny!!”
Cue a sprint for the bathroom and ………………. well there was the porridge again
So he was cleaned up and popped back into jammies and a nest was made on the sofa for him to spend the day recuperating with plenty of liquids and more cartoons than you can shake a stick at.
I know – cartoons!!! …… I work from home so although strictly speaking I was at home with him all day I still had some fairly meaty projects to work on. So cartoons and headphones and Mummy working from a desk in the corner of the room and we muddled through as best we could.
Plenty of cuddles in between was the order of the day …..
So what happened today? Well I did an interview with an American paper about a Film that I helped Crowdfund earlier this year. Yup! Skint as I am I actually dipped my hand in my food budget and helped fund in a very small way a documentary on the Scottish Referendum.
Not a documentary of sound bites and politicians and questions about the sodding currency, Trident or Food Banks …. not about any issues per se ………….. but about the Renaissance in political will and interest that has happened in my country during the last couple of years.
It’s a film that I hope to be able to sit my kids down to watch when they are grown – as it articulates the utter frustration I have lived through internally trying to articulate the reasons “Why?” …. and “why not?” and “we can” and “we can’t”.
I am not on the platforms campaigning ….. most of us are not that way inclined …. but it has forced us to long and hard at our country and admit some very hard truths to ourselves about how complicit we have been as a people and how cowed. Its never easy owning the mistakes you have made and many of us feel that the last two years or so have been more about a personal therapy session than party politics.
I feel bruised and battered and scoured clean ….. and more hopeful than ever that the result could and should be a positive one….. whatever the vote is on the 18th!!
And you thought I was all about penny pinching and baking? I think too – well sometimes … and sometimes it even makes sense to me …. and scarily it even makes sense to others Hence the interview.
If you are even remotely interested in a documentary about the political birth of a widespread grassroots campaign the like of which the world has never encountered before I recommend a wee lookie – don’t worry, its not about Yes or No … but rather examining how we came to be in the position of being asked such an important question and the responses from a wide range of personal political viewpoints.
It’s the sort of documentary the BBC used to make when the BBC had the will and the resources to do so.