Thursday, 11 September 2008

Update and a recommendation

Opportunities to blog have been thin on the ground since we moved at the end of July. We STILL have no internet access at home. Apparently, nobody wants to take our money until they 'spot' us on their systems. The fact that we have done that part for them, by actually telling them where we are, makes no difference it seems.

Anyway, most of my time of late has been consumed by the campaigns to save our local Post Offices (which you cannot have failed to notice in previous posts), but I have also been coordinating the next issue of destiNation - which should be published by the weekend (fingers crossed) - and I have been distracted by things like hanging curtains and pictures and telling everyone in officialdom about our change of address. I've also been organising what I like to call a 'campaigning holiday' to Glenrothes.

We are settling in well to our new home in Cumbernauld, and it's no surprise to me that it is one of the happiest places to live in the UK. I must remember to tell my parents this, in my ongoing quest to get them to move to the area!

This is a bit of a lunchtime ramble, so I feel I should also impart some useful or interesting information to make this visit worth your while. If you are looking for a good book to read, I recently finished an excellent book on the Rwandan genocide. Yes, it is incredibly depressing and upsetting, but it's something we all have a duty to learn about. It's called 'We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families', by Philip Gourevitch. Line up something cheerful to read immediately afterwards though.

2 comments:

Math Campbell said...

Heya Julie.
Just wanted to say "thanks" for helping me join the party earlier in the year. Your kind words and quick assistance was good of you.
Wanted to let you know I attended my first branch meeting last night, and I've volunteered my help with branch website etc; thoroughly enjoyed the meeting, and I'll be attending many more...

Also I've started a new political blog, and I hope you don't mind, but I added you to my blog roll:
http://voxpopulivoxscoti.blogspot.com/

Julie Hepburn said...

Thanks Math! You've made my day! Glad to hear that you are enjoying being a member and that you are getting so involved.

Are you going to Conference in Perth in October? If so, please look out for me. It would be good to meet you in person.

When I get a second, I'll check out your blog too.

Cheers!