Tomorrow is the day I say no thanks!
No thanks to a corrupt Tory government we never vote for. No thanks to nuclear weapons on our doorstep. No thanks to privatisation of public services. No thanks to the bedroom tax. No thanks to the House of Lords. No thanks to food banks, and no thanks to being patronised by Westminster.
Tomorrow I will vote YES!
Yes to democracy. Yes to our NHS. Yes to free higher education, without which I would not be in my final year of a degree. Yes to a fairer society. Yes to the chance of becoming one of the richest countries in the world. I will vote yes not only for me, but for my children and their children.
I’m voting Yes because if we really are Better Together, we would be better already! The ‘vows’ of more powers lasted about 24hours. This isn’t about hate or dislike for those south of the border, this isn’t about Braveheart and haggis and being ‘Scottish not British’. This is about the people of Scotland being responsible for their future.
I have faith in this beautiful, passionate country, and it may not be easy, but I believe we can do this!
COME ON SCOTLAND 💙⚪️🔷
this is happening right now and it is beautiful
Oh laptop, thou art barely born.
Rejoice, you are now the lucky vessel of my neuroticism and creativity (yeah right).
I promise to overlook your sharp edges and fascinating ugliness (potential baby names: Rorschach, John Merrick). I was spoilt with my old Sony Vaio, it was a beautiful woman with gentle curves (sounding a bit gay here). But NO, you are a sleek monolith with no need for tawdry decor!
I promise to update you properly, protect you from virusy harm (sorry about this morning) and change your metaphorical nappy when needed (what?). I promise to install and master Photoshop, rather than just The Sims 2. I promise to upload my art and photography, rather than staying up to read rude fanfics. I promise to hunt for interesting work, rather than stalking people on the internet. I promise to use you for inspiration and personal development, rather than scrolling through amusing cat photos. I promise to stick up for your homely averageness when my boyfriend bullies you for not being fast or powerful enough (which he will). You’re just about right for me.
In return, please keep my secrets safe and secure, so I don’t end up in nude photo scandal shocker/blackmail hell. Not like I take any (sorry to disappoint). Here’s to a fresh start and a few years snuggling up and slaving over the keyboard together.
Love from Natalie (a girl who writes for a living yet is appalling at poetry, and who hasn’t owned a laptop since last year). *pats your wee laptop head*