Thursday, 27 January 2011

Our Forests need us!

There's a petition to
save our forests
from being sold off from public ownership into private hands - please make your mark here:

and tell all your friends.

Master Nalgah and all his woodland friends will thank you.

Photo of crows making a wonderfully raucous racket over our woodlands courtesy of

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Save Our Libraries

The Public Library Service Inquiry Campaign is a new group 'calling for an inquiry into the future of public library services in the United Kingdom. Within two months almost half the UK's libraries could be axed.
Aim 1: 100,000 members by 24 Jan 2011 to make government hear our call - that the cost of short term cuts now on our future competitiveness, knowledge and culture will be massive and our ability to meet the challenges of tomorrow irretrievably damaged. Please help - the future is now in our hands. Are you ready to hold on to it? And not let it go?

And it isn't "just" books - I know, I know, "just" and "books" are a contradiction in terms - but it isn't "just" books we'll lose. Many people rely on their local libraries for internet access too.

Sign up and join the Public Library Service Inquiry Campaign on Facebook and tell all your book-lovin' library-lovin' literary-lovin' friends.!/home.php?sk=group_171907272852321
and after you've added yourself, JOIN their dedicated Facebook page too at

Thursday, 6 January 2011


so teeth-grindingly angry and frustrated at libraries closing. Libraries CLOSING? Did we ever think we'd see the day?
And don't even get me started on cuts to social services. Front-line services won't be affected? Only if you're a banker.

pic courtesy of