07/06/20 – Goodbye Colston

Had really bizarre dreams and woke up early.
Standard.

After breakfast I went back to sleep for a bit. I’m only getting like 6 hours sleep a night, and it’s really broken, so every few days I just need a bit of a catch up.

After lunch I started to play the keyboard, but then my Mum said she wanted to go out for a walk, and I said I’d join her seeing as the rain had stopped.

It was good to get out, but I was wearing a raincoat and it was super humid, so I got really hot. And of course, because I was in a raincoat, it didn’t rain a drop.

It was Sunday afternoon, so we had our standard family Zoom call. My Mum froze, and then tried for ages to fix it, which was pretty hilarious.

My brother and sister in law are getting back in to the swing of school. No one mentioned the bar at all, even though I’m pretty sure they would know the bar has re-opened, because it’s probably all over social media.
I just didn’t want to talk about it.

Because it was so rainy and grim, we had roast beef and yorkshires for dinner. Afterwards we watched a BBC show called ‘Ambulance’, which was really interesting, emotional, and funny all at the same time.
I was going to go to bed after that, but the news headlines grabbed me.

I was absolutely captivated, watching angry Bristolians tear down a statue of Edward Colston – a known slave trader – and dumping it in to the harbour.

I lived in Bristol for four years, and I went past that statue pretty often. Let me tell you, they pulled it a helluva long way to the harbour!

I loved it.
I don’t see it as criminal damage, it’s doing what should have been done decades ago – getting rid of a painful reminder of the past. He shouldn’t be celebrated. The slave trade was atrocious. You don’t see (nice) people celebrating Hitler, do you?

Everything’s kicking off in London too. On a statue of Winston Churchill, they had written ‘was a racist’.
The police aren’t doing half as much as they are in America. In fact, in Bristol they just let them do it.

When I went up to bed, I had started my period again. My chin is absolutely covered in progesterone acne too. My hormones have obviously gone absolutely bat shit. Bleeeeh.

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