It’s good to be home. I arrived back from Australia early yesterday and was far too zonked to do anything. Thanksgiving, sadly, isn’t any kind of holiday in the UK (although we’re doing a Thanksgiving meal with another Anglo-American family tomorrow), but I took a day off as though it were.
If I had been writing yesterday, I would have pointed to Benjamin Zephaniah’s excellent article on why he scorned an OBE. “Let me make it clear: I have nothing against her or the royal family. It is the institution of the monarchy that I loathe so very much, the monarchy that still refuses to apologise for sanctioning slavery.”