SUE JACKSON Therapist | Writer | Photographer | Activist

An avid blogger for the last fifteen years, I believe in the power of the word to change the world. I have participated in, and reported on, a range of protests during this period, including the successful East-West Link campaign and, more recently, our wonderful, home-grown Extinction Rebellion (XR). If you believe, like I do, that it is time for ordinary people to rise up in defence of the planet, I encourage you to explore this blog, share it with your networks, and – of course – take action.

Friday, May 12, 2006

Fiscal Foibles

Last week the Daily Telegraph phoned for my comments on their op ed piece about the Budget, which had been annouced the previous day. They wanted my thoughts on how baby boomers and Gens X and Y had fared in comparison with each other. Initially I hesitated. I only got 24 percent for Maths in Year 10 and then couldn't drop it fast enough, so my credentials as an expert on numbers are just a wee bit suspect. But that was only until I recalled what some of our leaders are currently advancing as 'economic truths' and 'fiscal realities'. By comparison, I reckon I'm eminently well qualified.
I'm about to fly the coop and head off to Prague, Vienna and Italy for Mozart's Birthday party. A lovely magazine owner who interviewed me about the Nest said that she might be interested in an article about the trip when I get back. I had intended making an artist's journal anyhow, but now am really looking forward to experimenting with writing in a new genre. Though I don't think Bill Bryson should worry just yet.