Friday, 15 October 2010


I haven't blogged much recently. I've been too taken up with feeling sick and tired and overwhelmed. And worried about feeling more sick and tired and overwhelmed in the months and years to come.

But I've just read two things, here and here that have made me snap out of my self-indulgent lethargy.

Today is Blog Action Day and the topic this year is water.

And I read what Mrs W wrote, and what Mr W (and yes, they are a couple) and I took a sip of the glass of water I had sitting casually on the table beside me, and I remembered how lucky I am.  And I realised that access to clean water should be a universal right, as the UN declared in July, despite the absention of the UK.

So please.  As you bring a pan to the boil for pasta, or run the bath tonight, or get yet another load of washing out of the machine, think of those who don't have those luxuries.  And do what you can. Starting with signing the petition.

I haven't picked a charity for this month either, despite us being nearly half way through, so inspired by this amazing video, I have sent 10% of what I earned in September to provide safe drinking water for the people of Pakistan.  If you can spare some money, please think about doing likewise.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

How to tell you watch too much CBeebies

Please tell me that I'm not the only person who thought, on learning that Kim Jong-il has named as his successor his son, Kim Jong-un:
But what about Oo and Ee?

I always thought there was something politically unsavoury about the Night Garden.