Ignorance is bliss

We have been in France for three months now and have got rather out of touch with things in the old country.  We watch the French media and understand the bare bones of it but not the nuance.  So, naturally, we are ignorant of a lot of what is going on in the world.

This morning we listened to a morning news programme from the BBC in Britain.  Boy was our ignorance shattered.

We were dragged right back to the world we left three months ago.  People being thrown out of work, long-held institutions like the National Health Service being attacked, rich people getting ever richer and feeling aggrieved when anybody dares to question their greed.  The constant bickering between people with opposing points of view.

We turned off the radio and listened to some music instead.  Ignorance can be bliss.

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About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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