community

The other night as I was drifting off towards sleep, I found myself laughing (audibly) at one of Aliya’s comments on a thread of conversation which somehow turned into a mini swear-fest. This in turn, allowed me to think of an incident she’d quoted on a similar (maybe the same) thread on Facebook – reminding […]

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Aye, it’s been a funny old year; every month bringing something new and exciting – but a quicker one to pass, I’ve never known. The beginning of the year  saw me slip into the community side of things – Chairing the Community Council and working with the women of my own town; applying all that […]

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… It’s the only thing that there’s much too little of. In a world that’s fast and furious most of us don’t have time or patience for others, or their problems. We’re too busy working to survive, worrying about our own shit yet some still do what they can to help others… but we’re losing […]

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Reclaiming Personal Power ‘Open up your British ‘named’ electrical product and where do the components come from?’ This was the beginning of a conversation with a friend as we stood in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil; the chat went on for quite some time afterwards as we discovered how little the UK […]

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Thanks to all who attended our March Community Council Meeting and for keeping the chat going in a light-hearted manner, it’s great to see people taking an active interest in the town’s affairs. We all agree that there is much work to be done in upgrading and regenerating our town while making it a safer, […]

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A Scottish alternative to the Queen’s speech… A cynical look at 2011 It’s been a braw year if you’re part of the 1%! As always in old age, the year appears to come around so quickly – this time last year we were all knee-deep in snow and the country had come to a standstill […]

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