Oh dearie me, I am a bit behind with my blog aren’t I?
I stood as a “paper candidate” in last week’s County Council elections for the Green Party. I must admit, I wasn’t altogether convinced about doing this, having the view that the political process might be just be a bit too damn slow to change things for the better within a timeframe that is going to halt the worst effects of climate change. I didn’t do any canvassing although did join with others of all political persuasions to deliver anti-BNP leaflets, designed by Unite Against Fascism. I’m not sure if they did any good though, as the BNP polled 273 votes, against my 196 😦 Mind you, from a personal point of view, I was well pleased with 196 votes as I was terrified that I would only get 2 votes or something!
I have also been busy with stuff for Transition King’s Lynn – see the website for more details. We are hoping to drum up a bit of support for our Grand Planting Out Day/Picnic on 5th July 2009 from 10am-2pm. I am a bit worried that everything is a bit late for this year in terms of a superb display of plants, but think it will be good publicity and hopefully will raise a bit of awareness.
Thirdly, I have been continuing on my crusade to convert the world to Morsbags. My tally is now up to 27. I took these to the home education group on Monday and have managed to give away all but 3 of them. Everyone was very sweet about how lovely they were and very grateful so that gave me a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling inside 🙂 And justified my purchase of more curtains at a weekend car boot sale…
Here’s a pic I took of a few of the bags before liberating them to their new homes:
On the home ed front, we have been enjoying a bit of arty stuff, painting some pebbles and making this rather lovely snake between us. Isn’t he lovely?