There are two amazing stories coming out of Britain at the moment.
The affair between the First Minister of Northern Ireland’s wife, Iris Robinson, and Kirk McCambley is extraordinary. She was 59 and he was 19.
According to The Guardian: “Mrs Robinson’s transgression was the more astonishing given the controversy generated last year when she described homosexuality as an abomination on a par with paedophilia that made her nauseous. As the BBC program coyly noted, the passage in Leviticus that she quoted contains similar sentiments about adultery.”
And there was money involved too. She helped him to establish a business.
I wonder if Kirk is familiar with this scene from The Graduate:
Or if Mrs Robinson is a fan of the Simon and Garfunkel song and its lyrics: “God bless you please Mrs Robinson. Heaven holds a place for those who pray.” (with thanks to Wendy).
The other big story out of Britain and Ireland is the weather. There has been a big freeze since Christmas and many places that rarely see snow are struggling to cope.
The Herald (Ireland) describes Dublin’s “meltdown”: With road gritting supplies down to just a day’s worth, Dublin City Council Transport Manager Michael Phillips admitted another heavy snowfall could plunge the city into total chaos.
This is a brilliant satellite image:
I’m not a climate change denier, but this makes you wonder what’s going on.