I should be leafletting, but am hoping the rain will stop, so instead, a short miscellany.
Okay, it isn’t exactly earthshattering, but it is always nice to see barriers falling: the first women riders have been admitted to the Spanish riding school in Vienna.
But this, perhaps, is a big deal: union members in a small manufacturing plant in America, seeing the writing on the wall, staged a sit-in when told the entire plant staff was to lose their jobs – and secured the statutory payoff.
And worth pointing to, the Living Streets Campaign, which aims to make our thoroughfares more walkable and inviting.
On the tips on tricks side:
Live Christmas trees have to be by far the best option, but not everyone has the outside place to leave them growing year-round. I’m reliably informed that in London if you email waywardplants AT gmail DOT com they’ll arrange to pick it up and plant it on vacant land. Part, I think of the guerrilla gardening movement, which has a website, although it is a bit on the discursive side…
And some practical advice on managing your washing machine with those reusable washballs.
Finally, a mad week, so only now catching up with the Britblog roundup. Chameleon swore this time it would be short, but I’d recommend making a cuppa before you click…