This is a very interesting article about the present political situation in Germany. I wonder what government is Germany going to have in future. These are very uncertain times. I think for the stability in Germany and Europe it is important that Germany is not going too far right leaning in the coming years. During the last election in Germany the voters voted in quite a number of different parties. That means that no party is strong enough to govern in their own right. But so far Merkel’s party is still the strongest oneof them all. The question is, if Merkel has now to form a coalition without the SPD (Labour Party) with what other parties could Merkel form a successful coalition?
In our cabin at BIG4 Nambucca Beach Park I actually was able to do a lot of reading. I had taken “All the Birds, Singing” along. I had started reading this novel some time ago, but had not read very much of it yet. Our double bed had very good reading lamps on each side above the bed. So both Peter and I felt encouraged to spend quite a bit of time reading. My book did get extremely interesting and I could not put it down anymore. Each day, that is Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I was reading, reading, reading. We had to leave the cabin Thursday morning. Alas, I got to the last pages on Wednesday and finished reading this book. I learned about the fate of a girl from Australia, who went through some horrible experiences. But in the end it only made her stronger. She became a sheep farmer and owned her own farm on a very lonely island. At first I thought how can a life like this be very interesting? This story is told in the first person. It was absolutely captivating to gradually find out what happened to her as a child and during her teenage years.
Below I copied a bit from an interview at the Sydney Writers’ Festival:
I burnt my survey papers. I refuse to participate in such a sham, expensive process, masquerading as democracy.
Early in the morning we went for a walk along the beach in our toe shoes. Later on on that day we had a beautiful warm 30 Degrees Celsius. The beach was just lovely so early in the morning. We saw quite a few people walking along there, some with a dog or two. Several people started a conversation with us. One man said that he was from Melbourne. Another man had a dog that was part dingo. the man said the dog was very shy of people and was only one year old. Near where our camp was, there was a lot of driftwood.
Peter kneeling down taking a photo of that uprooted tree which obviously belonged to the shore line that is why I probably should not call it ‘driftwood’.
And here we are back at our camp site: