Another 18 holes on the South Course today. Its laid out around a nature reserve, which claims many a wayward ball, including three of mine. We watched a flock of 30 Little Egrets today, just pottering about on the course - something I've not seen before. Spent all morning reading an H E Bates book by the side of the pool. Luckily, the Spanish seem to disappear from view about seven, and there's no point going out to eat until half past nine - so I have time to check up on the various blogs that I like to read. Valleys Mam has written a good post on Ruth Kelly, who resigned this morning because she could no longer work for Gordon Brown, or was it to spend more time with her family.
I've just visited the Institute of Welsh Affairs site. I've always thought that John Osmond has combined his twin roles as Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs and Plaid Cymru activist rather well. But I think his green petticoat is showing with this post. The only political party I've heard argue for a referendum on law making powers for the National Assembly to be held on the same day as the election to that Assembly is Plaid Cymru. Its not going to happen. Move on John. Spend a bit more time talking to politicians from other parties.
And been reading all this stuff about Gordon Brown making a good speech in Manchester. What on earth did anyone expect? His entire 'bunker' team have been working on it for weeks. It won't make a blind bit of difference. If Labour lose the November by-election, the calls for him to go will grow louder. I really feel that the British people have lost faith in him and he will not lead Labour into the next Election. No amount of public money distributed as freebies, or rewriting of previous speeches will change anything. He could still be gone by Xmas, and there will be a General Election before June. I can see that from Spain.