I'm in Canada again and today is Canada Day. The country is 142 years old. At first I thought that was weird after all there are people alive who are almost that old. Then as I thought about it I realised that if the 26 counties of Ireland had an independence day we would only be 87. If we had an independence day based on the foundation of the Republic we would only be 60, my parents were born in the British commonwealth, now that is weird.