We have just got in a really interesting series of books from Iain Dale’s new publishing house Biteback. They give a basic outline of why you should consider voting for Labour, the Conservatives, the Lib-Dems, Plaid Cymru and the SNP. They also have a general book called ‘Why Vote’ which, hopefully, will convince people that […]
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Just a thought, but if the election does take place in early May then I may have identified a reason for a low turnout among young voters. Late spring/early summer seems to be a popular time of the year for elections but it is also the time of year when large numbers of 18-24 year […]
January 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Jane
Rob got home tonight to find the cat has gone AWOL ( we’ve got some builders in and for an old cat Moth can move like lightening…) so we are sitting here with the back door open in the hope she will wander back in.Â I have the day off tomorrow so I think I […]
December 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Snow up North · Jane
We had an official white Christmas in Leeds (I know we don’t quite live in Leeds but we were virtually there on Christmas Day when we were in Dewsbury) so here are our snow pictures. There has only been one morning when we couldn’t get right up the street and, although the road is a […]
Its been an interesting week so far. ItÂ began with a phone call from a contact at our local paper (the mighty Telegraph & Argus) asking if I would be interested in attending a meeting with a very senior cabinet minister?Â He would be visiting Bradford and wanted to hear from community leaders, business people and […]
August 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off on I love it when a plan comes together · Jane
We spent this evening at East Riddlesden Hall, near Keighley at an open-air production of The Three Musketeers. Given the weather this week we were very lucky and had a very fine evening – if only the rest of the audience hadn’t used the good weather as an excuse to ignore their children’s bad behaviour… […]
June 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off on Back to the Mela · Jane
After the fun we had at Bradford Mela last year (our first visit after living here for 7 years – our bad) we were back again this year but this time we were working.
April 14th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Jane
A work colleague pointed me to the website of one of my favourite authors today. Jasper Fforde is an author of comic genius who should be made compulsory reading at English ‘A’ level. (Then the exams would be easy and fun!) I am currently enjoying Toad News http://www.jasperfforde.com/toad/nikon.html and can heartily recommend you do too!
I heard the results of a survey on the radio yesterday morning (at about 6.30am so I didn’t hear any details of where the survey was done…) which came up with the thing that women envy most about men.Â Given the wage gap, worldwide maternal mortality, the use of rape as a weapon in various […]
January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off on Loving the Art · Jane
Just thought I would say that I am loving the Rijkswidget.Â Now I shall have to tune in daily for an art fix even if I get fed up of politics and pictures of shopping trollies. (Although I haven’t seen any recently – maybe they are unworthy subjects for the glories of the new camera…)