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Welcome to my blog, which I started way back in December 2002 - long before social media was a thing! With the advent of Facebook, Twitter etc. I don't write that often here now, but you never know when I might feel the urge to do so.

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Road Pricing Petition

Saturday, February 10, 2007

About a week ago I became aware of an e-petition circulating within the UK which objects to the Government's proposed introduction of road pricing in the UK. Whilst I don't usually write about such petitions the sheer size of this one is quite astonishing. By the time it closes I fully expect it to hit over a million signatures!

Let's face it - unless you live and work in one of the larger cities, for many people here public transport is a joke (for example one of my past jobs was either a 20 minute drive or a 2 1/4 hour commute by public transport!!!)

Anyway enough chat. Have a read and see what you think....

This has got to be the biggest petition in UK history - I just looked and it had 999,122 signatures (about 180,000 more than earlier this week). Wow.

Somehow I think No. 10 ain't gonna like this one. Serves 'em right!

Posted by Anna at 09:54 | Get Link

Snow? What Snow?

Thursday, February 08, 2007

If the wall-to-wall coverage on the BBC this morning as anything to go by life as we know it is under serious threat. The problem? Only the first fall of snow this winter, that's all.

I was brought up in Bishop Auckland in the North East, and we were regularly snowed in every winter for a few days (that's what happens when you live in a valley, and the only way out is up a hill). It was no big deal, really - all it takes to cope with such weather is a bit of common sense and preparedness, after all.

You would think that as a nation we would have grown tired of hysterical media commentary by now. Sadly, it doesn't look like most people have, or the media wouldn't be constantly peddling it.

Oh well. By way of contrast, I've just been down to the beach here and all I found was bright sunshine and a few locals out enjoying it. Gorgeous.

The view from Alum Chine looking back towards Bournemouth this morning

Posted by Anna at 11:47 | Get Link