Archive for January, 2008


Thursday, January 31st, 2008

I’m having a Jamie Oliver moment! Isn’t he great! Good on him for raising the whole battery chicken issue. It’s a disgrace that they are treated so badly. I for one always try to avoid chicken because I can’t bear the thought of their painful lives and deaths. I’ve known a couple of people who […]

The smallest county

Monday, January 21st, 2008

I’m currently in Rutland on holiday. It’s lovely to be in the countryside. Rutland water streches silvery and peaceful in front of out window and the fields are so green. We’ve just walked the 3 miles into Oakham to use the free internet at the library and I’m looking forward to a relaxing swim in […]

Australia declares whale hunts in antarctic waters illegal

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Australia declared whale hunts in antarctic waters illegal just hours before Potts and Lane boarded the Yushin Maru. For more details go to Indymedia or this Australian news site. The two have now been handed over to the Australian. You can read more detail on the BBC website.

Hostages taken by Japanese Whaling Ship

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Two men from Sea Shepherd were taken hostage this morning as they tried to protest illegal whaling. They boarded the vessel with a letter stating their non-violent aims but were taken hostage and tied up. If you can then send an email to Japanese Embassy at and send a copy to to let […]

From Turner to turnips

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

I’ve just had a lovely weekend in Keele and am now back in London awaiting an afternoon of fun with K’s family. I went to Liverpool yesterday which didn’t strike me on first appearances of being capital of culture but then what do I know. We walked into the city center and I wasn’t overly […]

Therapeutic Norwich

Friday, January 11th, 2008

I had a wonderful time yesterday having Norwich therapy. I nipped up after work to see Will, Ella, Joe and Rich. We met up in Pulse which I think is a lovely café/vegetarian restaurant. I adore the way their slices of cake leave you stuffed. Yesterday was my first experience of eating their veggie dishes […]

Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

A brand new year and I’m still on holiday. What bliss! I spent a very pleasant holiday with family in Keele and then Devon – photos coming soon I promise! I’m hovering in London for a few days and then flying up to Northamptonshire for a spot of country air! Norwich people watch out cos […]