Saltires over Westminster
On a recent trip to London we stayed just across the river from the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. Given the amount of air traffic overhead, on the approach to Heathrow, it's maybe not surprising that a few contrails should cross and give the effect of the saltire, the diagonal cross which forms the Scottish flag.
With five and a half months to go until the vote on Scottish independence, you might see portents in the sky according to your political view. A heavenly sign of independence, or the continuation of the Union?
But I'm not going to get into politics! Our reason for being in London was our daughter's Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award presentation at St James's Palace. The presentation was by Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh himself at over 90 no longer doing many presentations. Prince Edward was very chatty with the recipients, and John Loughton, founding director of dare2lead, gave an inspirational speech. But imagine the luck of a more recent presentation group, who had Benedict Cumberbatch as their inspirational speaker...