S.S TITANIC Y EL R.M.S OLYMPIC
Una de las pocas fotografías del Olympic (izq.) y el Titanic (der.) juntos.
En febrero de 1912, el Olympic perdió la pala de una hélice y tuvo que regresar a los astilleros Harland and Wolff de Belfast para su reparación. Estas reparaciones (que duraron cerca de un mes) hicieron retrasar nuevamente la terminación y entrada en servicio del Titanic, ya que se tuvo que retirar al buque del dique seco para hacer entrar al Olympic.
S.S TITANIC AND THE R.M.S OLYMPIC
One of the few photographs of the Olympic (left) and the Titanic (right) together.
In February 1912, the Olympic lost the blade of a propeller and had to return to the Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast for repair. These repairs (which lasted about a month) delayed the termination and entry into service of the Titanic again, since the ship had to be removed from the dry dock to enter the Olympic.
Today, we as a country start a new chapter. But actually, it’s not new: this situation was already there and the votes have reflected the inner culture of us as a nation.
Some are happy with this outcome, but many, like my husband and I, aren’t.
We too had hoped that our fellow citizens will want to think bigger picture: human rights, climate change, our beloved NHS, equality, gender pay gaps, glass ceilings, flexible working hours ... We had hoped that the majority of people will think outside of our borders too. Perhaps people’s pride and stubbornness got in the way. Perhaps people were stuck in their ways. Perhaps, and obviously, this is how the majority felt.
I have heard, too many times today, “There is nothing we can do now.” Bollocks to that! There is absolutely EVERYTHING we can do now. Just like we invest into our children’s well-being from a very young age, if we want to see a change in four years time, we need to start nurturing that change now. We nurture it by educating, campaigning, by promoting, by starting from our own doorsteps. We, WE, we are that change that our children deserve, that our NHS deserves. So, let’s not wallow. Let’s be proactive and work with what we have right now, to prepare for the elections of 2023.
Because I know, having come to this country after following my love, my husband, in 2001, there is SO much kindness in this country. There HAS been so much progression and so much good has been done, by so many. Did you know, when it comes to natural disasters in the world, when it comes to helping other nations, Brits are generally the most generous people when it comes to parting with their money to help others. We can do this. We will do this. But we have to start now. People are generally nice, underneath it all. We mustn’t divide, we must unite in nurturing our future. All together. Even though we are, I am, bitterly disappointed right. Phucking angry, actually. *