Monthly Archive: July 2012

Read all about it

Posted on July 31, 2012

I prefer to read a good book in my spare time, not trawl through Parish Council minutes.

However, I’ve reluctantly set aside the latest Hilary Mantel publication and immersed myself in an epic tale of a different kind. One in which the.. >>> more

Dot to dot

Posted on July 27, 2012

I applaud the Government’s insistence that local people must have a voice in decisions that affect their community. Yay! *waves flag*. Honesty and openness are GOOD (and rare) things, especially when it comes to politics. 

That’s why I.. >>> more

Field of dreams

Posted on July 12, 2012

If you build (on) it … they will come.

Sadly, I’m talking about property developers, not American baseball heroes.

Last year the coalition government introduced the Localism Bill which saw the relaxing of rural planning criteria.. >>> more

What a woman wears affects how she thinks

Posted on July 04, 2012

A friend phoned me in a tizzy the other morning. She was going to an important networking event and couldn’t decide what to wear.

As we ruthlessly evaluated the entire contents of her wardrobe - tarty, bland, perfect! - I realised that.. >>> more

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Posted on November 07, 2017

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The self help book that didn't help

Posted on September 08, 2017

Sorry, Susan. I couldn’t get beyond the post-it.. >>> more