St. David’s Day ….. St Patricks Day….. First Day of Spring ….. Mother`s Day….. Six Nations Finals ….. Cheltenham Gold Cup and British Summer Time. Lambs gambol in meadows between the golden daffodils, cute critters wake up to the sound of the bluebird of happiness singing high on bud-laden boughs as Spring bursts out…. Oooh! Can you hear the needle scratch across the virtual record of Disneyesque music lilting in the background? The booing and hissing is almost audible as March is hobbled together with a looming Budget and enters rather like Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring ; all angles for the policy makers and budget people and reminder that, in economic terms, Spring will have to face some strong winds.
Signs of destruction from a prolonged and cold Winter are all around and you don’t need us to be a Greek Chorus (no pun indented regarding the Euro debacle) for details, suffice to say, tiptoe ‘around’ the tulips . Only a few months ago everyone was asking ‘When will this ‘crisis’ be over?’ then we had, ‘What’s going to happen?’ and now we have ‘Will this ever be over, how can it all be turned around?’ The ‘bougette’ is unlikely to contain any answers to wealth creation; now represented by the large red briefcase as opposed to the original true derivative, ‘little bag’.
With meanings including careful, anxious, busy, occupied, or diligent, `business’ , deriving from bisignes, or bisig, could be more than semantics in the economic woods this year, where Business, Companies and Industry are indicators. It will be interesting to see what will be built upon to protect any economic growth however, we note, a special scaffold is erected outside No. 11 at the time of the Budget……
… for photographers, we hasten to add.
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