Sunday, 27 May 2007

Saturday, 19 May 2007

It's the future

No - not garlic bread (though garlic bread certainly is the future).

Friday, 18 May 2007

From the local press

This made me smile:

"The church bewails its tiny congregations and the village hall runs functions merely to raise funds to keep the hall going, so that it can
run functions to raise funds to keep the village hall standing; a never-ending spiral"

Sadly this is true of a lot of small villages but we all cling to an important piece of village life regardless of wider purpose. I'd be horrified if our village hall disappeared but as Malcolm states - it's difficult to see why it's there apart from as a historic monument. The porch on the village hall was paid for by Joseph Conrad so it has "real" history.

Read the rest of Malcolm's report on the parish council meeting on the Kent Online site.

Sunday, 6 May 2007


Damn - got a speeding ticket!

11 MPH over the limit on an urban dual-carriageway. Can't argue; I was going too fast.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Where I've been

Just spent a couple of days at HQ. James Cridland gave a kicking presentation on Tuesday morning and he copies a photo on John Naughton's blog showing the view from the back of the Berrill lecture theatre. Had a kicking time meeting folk and getting to hear some fantastic speakers laying out possible futures - wonderful way to spend some time. Had a coffee with Methel, finally met Martin Weller and bumped into a good few other people who it was good to chat with.