I Didn’t Expect this Response!

I Didn’t Expect this Response!

29th November, 2020 Dear Diary ‘There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about                                      Margaret J. Wheatley...
Our Time to Step Up

Our Time to Step Up

31st August 2020 Dear Diary These are unprecedented and unpredictable times. COVID-19 and its implications (e.g. lockdown and government restrictions) have been disabling in so many ways, for individuals, communities and businesses.  We are collectively learning to...
Welcome Back Mum

Welcome Back Mum

2nd August, 2020 Dear Diary ‘The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats it’s most vulnerable members.’ Mahatma Gandhi My mum aged 82 and only 4 foot 8 inches, is one of the 2.2 million people who were advised by the government to...
Us Up North

Us Up North

26th July, 2020 Dear Diary I find this skit about Northerners travelling around London really funny.  However, joking apart, us Northerners’ are so much more than talkative and friendly.  We are innovative, creative, dare think out of the box, are able...
The Joy of Builders Working in Your Home

The Joy of Builders Working in Your Home

19th July, 2020 Dear Diary I live in Lancashire, in a stone cottage built in the 1800’s, which were originally built for those working in the mills.  These two up and two down cottages, often housed large poor families.  Fast forward several decades, and...
Please tell me I am not the only one!

Please tell me I am not the only one!

14th July, 2020 Dear Diary Working from home comes with many challenges, especially if you have children.  This BBC interview is a classic example.  The poor dad must have been mortified.  Whilst I felt sorry for him, I must admit I did find it...