Archive for May, 2007

Margaret – you will be missed

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

It was a sad day that Margaret Moss died. She was an inspiration to us all. She will be sadly missed. Her funeral details can be found here. “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Dylan […]

Your voice against poverty

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Jyoti just drew my attention to this demo this coming Saturday.

Wet n wild

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

It’s really wet and windy outside. Don’t leave home without a coat! I managed to get soaked on the way home from the coach station. It is good to be home. It’s been a busy week in London, managed to hand my first CELTA assignment and do a solid week of work on the course! […]

Cherry picking

Friday, May 25th, 2007

It’s a lovely day off today and if Keyvan finishes working I’m going to convince him to cycle to Richmond Park. Outside the window I can see a blackbird picking cherries off the cherry tree and life suddenly seems good! The CELTA course is going well, I handed my first assignment in yesterday and am […]

Marvelling at stolen treasures

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

I’m back in good old grimy London, stressed capital of the world! I seem to be groaning under the weight of two assignments and weekly commuting! Consequently I have no sightseeing plans for this week but last week I visited the British museum with Mariam and the V&A with Rumi so I feel ‘cultured up’ […]

Worth a read

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Just read this article and thought it was worth everyone else reading as well! Oliver James: Cheap Labour.

Bad acting

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Tony Blair has just resigned and made the most outrageous speech. Titbits included “Britain is a blessed nation” and “Britain is the greatest nation on earth”. He talked of getting things wrong but then defended his position on war, terrorism and tuition fees. It was a typical Tony speech but I haven’t watched enough real […]

Join the army – be depressed

Monday, May 7th, 2007

The rain has finally come after days of dry, grey chill. rainy days – good for the plants and reading books! Was tipped off about this rather good leaflet last night. Check out this lib com page for info on why joining the army will only lead to unhappiness.

Cats on fire

Friday, May 4th, 2007

You MUST listen to this band if you like music Cats on fire. I saw them in London the other day at The Luminaire and they are even better live!! Mattias Björkas is a wonderful performer – never seen anything like it. It’s very old school or something. Ok I’ll stop talking about music because […]

Towards an East Anglia Social Forum

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

The EASF is drawing closer! The big day is Saturday! Delicious workshops on food co-ops, claiming benefits, organising events and oh so much more, washed down with tea and biscuits. Visit the website for more info. The weather is lovely in Norwich at the moment. Global warming shows it’s tentative face and we all rush […]