Well, who would have thought it? We've swung to the right! And quite a long way to the right here in Erewash, so that's alright then! Pity we didn't get to see our former Labour MP Liz Blackman, ousted from her seat. Like the true slime-ball she is, she jumped before she was pushed because she knew she would no longer be allowed to claim the huge amounts of expenses which had become her only reason for being an MP.
Anyhow, back to the more important things in life. We had a good walk around Shipley Park this morning and saw some wonderful plants in flower. Firstly the Red Campion (Silene dioica). Another member of the Pinks and Stitchwort family, Red Campions are mentioned by Nicholas Culpepper for their ability to stop inward bleeding and to stay the effects of the 'stone'.