Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Gallic Shopping Wars

Having read Adrian Goldsworthy's excellent biography of Caesar, this week I've been reading Caesars Commentaries on the Gallic Wars. However, while reading lots about Vercingetorix, Orgetorix and Ambiorix, I have failed to any reference at all to either of the most famous Gauls of all time, Asterix and Obelix.

Extend Sunday shop opening hours? No - give shop workers some weekend time, for Christ's sake. In fact, life was better when nothing opened on Sunday except newsagents, leisure facilities and pubs. I'd vote for a return to those days. And no - shipping is not a leisure activity.

Went out to dinner with some 30 of my new work colleagues last night. I was sat in a group comprising a Scot, a Dutchman, a German, a Japanese and myself. We didn't mention the War, but the biggest topic discussed was the EU. Although it wasn't a scientifically selected cross section of European society (especially with a Japanese present), everyone had the same issues with the EU but generally thought it a force for good. Their biggest beef was inviting countries that were nowhere near ready to join, and as for Turkey - no way!

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree with your sentiments about Sunday and the fact that EU lost the plot when allowing non-democratic countries to join.