Busy at work (don’t ask), busy at play (more on that next week on the other blog). So much so I haven’t read or written much all week other than lots of boring science. curious hamster has posted the inaugral weekly Scottish political blog round-up (stress on the weekly, because Stuart posted a round-up many moons ago).
Sighs. Just linking to others for now. No cogitation going on up there. Wee edit: Umm… I should clarify that I’m referring to *my* lack of writing and my bad habit of merely linking to commentary by others, not dissing the quality of the round-up. (See comments for apology… Oh, I feel so bad…)
Further brief ruminations on nationality. My new colleagues consider me Scottish, even though I explained that I wasn’t born in Scotland, nor have any Scottish ancestry. To them, and my friends in Edinburgh, I’ve lived there long enough to have picked up some mannerisms, expressions and a wee bit of an accent (although I still swear I have nae accent!). I find myself having to defend Scottish/British sporting sides (easy enough) and London’s Olympic victory (ambivalence from me). But since my link there is by residency (and by having a Scottish partner), to all the governmental agencies here, I’m not. Which makes filling out forms pretty difficult. I’ve been putting my Edinburgh flat as my permanent address, with Singapore as my country of nationality (and legal residency). Sooner or later, I’ll come a cropper when someone in some bureaucratic office finds the discrepancy. So, although I’m posting infrequently, if you don’t hear from me in the space of a fortnight, send a rescue mission to Cuba…