My local council in Sandwell has a a new campaign to persuade dog owners to pick up and dispose of their dog poo. I’m in favour of this. Everywhere I go they are walking their mutts. (more…)
Today’s photo is of Spring. No, not this Spring! This was last Spring, the sun was shining and the River Tame was lined with millions of flowers! There were bluebells in the woods, blossom on the trees and it was Spring. What do we have this year?
A few years ago, the refuse collection service where I live was put out to tender. One of those big ‘outsourcing’ companies won the 300 million pound contract. They now collect refuse, a wheelie bin for recycling, a bin for garden waste in summer, a bin for a kitchen waste and a bin that is supposed to be kept in the kitchen for waste too. The staff got a pay cut when it was all reorganised and that wasn’t the only council service to be outsourced.
I usually try to bring you bargains on a Thursday, but you just have to shop around in your own neighbourhood and get what you can. More and more people in Britain are struggling financially, because they have have been encouraged by government and the media to be irresponsible with money and live for today. Many people are still trying to put off facing up to their problems and over a million people take out those evil payday loans every year.
I write about whatever is on my mind on a Sunday morning. In the news this week is the Paralympics, which according to David Cameron will change perceptions about disabled people and show what they can do. If that doesn’t get them back to work there is always the assessments by Atos Healthcare to give them a little incentive.