Alexander Averin

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Le Minihic Sur Rance, Brittany

Dear Diary,

I have just returned from a lovely holiday in a beautiful part of Brittany (on the genealogy trail) and I have to say that part of me is still there.  What a civilised country France is; they definitely have life sussed; would that the UK was the same.

I returned to even more bad news on the banking front and to learn that the head of my own bank, Barclays, is accused of being one of the worst fraudsters.  If it is proven that the banks have been manipulating the interest rates and diddling people out of lots of money shouldn't that mean that everyone affected by this manipulation should be reimbursed or compensated? And surely criminals who commit fraud should be behind bars? Why on earth should there even be a debate about an enquiry for God's sake?  I have been fuming at the seriousness of the latest banking criminality which is what it is. And another thing - Barclays have been fined nearly £300 million by the Financial Services Authority - so who gets that money, in whose pockets does that money land in the end?

To brighten my mood I was looking on the Internet for this pic which a friend had posted on his Facebook page (and I loved it) 

I stumbled on this pic too which I also loved and which I should perhaps try to concentrate on but it is hard sometimes.

Perhaps if it would stop raining we would all feel a little happier?

How is your Sunday?

Bye for now,
Go mbeannai Dia duit,


Vee said...

Well I can't think of anything much worse than bank fraud. I'm just wondering how far that spreads. Makes a gal want to hide her fortune...cough...under the mattress. Hang in there, Cait. We all seem to be in the same boat.

Pondside said...

It's the same thing everywhere, I think. The Canadian government keeps on patting itself on the back, but I don't believe we're far behind. They are cutting back pensions into which people have paid for decades, changing mortgage rules so that it will be harder for those of us ready to downsize to sell our houses.
A trip to Brittany sounds like the perfect antidote to all this, and I am heading that way in September.

Frances said...

Cait, your Brittany break must have been so welcome. I so agree with you about your banking views. As Pondside said, there are multiple instances of all this, and it's rather apparent that many government officials are funded by those bankers.

A circle.

And so, I thank you for those two inserts in this post. The picture is a perfect lead in to the self awareness examples.