I went to see my financial adviser yesterday and that was quite interesting. I said that at some point I would like to buy a house and he said he reckons the end of this year or the beginning of next year would be the time to do that, assuming things continue on in the current way for the economy. He also recommended an alternative/ addition to having a savings account, one part of which seems to involve US based life policies. I am pondering the ethics of this, as it relies on mortality rates etc. But I guess pensions and state funding etc is in some ways based on the assumption that people will die and predicting when that will be etc, so maybe it isn’t that unusual and it is just when it is presented in those terms that it seems a bit dodgy.
It seems that love can never come too early. If it comes when you are about six years old, it also seems that you have to elope to Africa. Do you know at that age, I’m not sure I was thinking about love and other such things at all, let alone running off to live a life in the sun with someone. But, of course, the main lesson from this is that if you plan to elope remember to take money and your passport – or go somewhere closer to home. Try Gretna Green, although I hear there is actually a waiting list, which isn’t quite so romantic*. I bet in years to come those children will be so embarrassed by that story.
In other news, no official statement has yet been released on the Random and G living situation. Glossing is still in progress.
*I haven’t actually checked this for my own purposes you understand – before the rumour mill gets going on that one as well.