I rose early this morning, unusually for a Saturday but even more unusual because I was due to set off to 'work' early.
Having retired from mainstream employment for some years, I have occupied my time with - amongst other things - involvement in parish council matters. So it was pursuant to my belief in civic responsibility that I volunteered to join others in a spell of council inspired 'spring cleaning' around the village where I live.
'Village' is a slight misnomer,
The issue of the NHS wasting money is being discussed over on John's Blog ...and that is a real problem for what has become a gigantic core national institution. It's likely to be kicked around by all parties during the General Election - though thankfully I don't think anyone is suggesting we dismantle the system completely.
We only have to look across the pond to see how difficult it is to introduce such a model of social care and Obama should be lauded for pushing through his healthcare
I was interested to read the article '£362,000 boost for charity to stop surplus food being dumped in landfill'.
I hate to see good food wasted and often reflect on how obsessive some folk are when it comes to 'best before' indicators on food packaging.
The charity (FareShare Community Food Network) reckons it can save 300+ tonnes of surplus food from going to waste each year ...equates to around 800,000 meals!
Staggering statistics when you consider that's
I gather I am not alone in wondering what all the fuss was about. Having psyched myself up ready to rant and rave at the t.v., watching as the Chancellor delivered the budget ...it was all a bit of a let-down.
In his lunchtime blog on Wednesday 24th March, BBC political correspondent Nick Robinson described the budget as "short of significant economic announcements and very long on political positioning."
And I suppose that is to be expected. We're just about
Updated 25th March 2010 at 12:20 AM by Roger