Why Doesn’t Essex have a Destination Food Festival?

Inspired by this weekend’s visit to Ludlow Food Festival (which was brilliant), I was thinking that (my native) Essex should have a destination festival at least as big.  There’s enough quality food.  The countryside is just as beautiful, but in a different way.  It’s very accessible.  What’s stopping it? Off the top of my head it … Continue reading

Vote for Miss Essex

Vote for Imogen at http://www.missessex.org/vote_profile.php?id=10437&vote=yes

Normal People

Writing about BBC investigation uncovers racial discrimination amongst lettings and employment agencies I am absolutely aghast at this.  And really, I don’t have much else to say. Next, our researcher passed himself as a potential employer looking for a temporary receptionist, who he insisted, had to be white. What follows are the agency staff’s answers … Continue reading

Internal Marketing Myth

I am raising the profile of something that was buried in a comment on another post because it’s topical again…  at least for me… And also because I am looking to be challenged.  Come on, stretch my thinking… Chris May asked: Anyway, I was curious about this: “Since arriving at my current institution I’ve noticed … Continue reading

Womble Victory

Woohoo – 24hrs 33mins 37secs. The 138th fastest team out of the 288 that finished! Wombles rock at Trailwalker. Getting up at 5:30 on Saturday, starting off at 7 and going right through til 7:33 on Sunday morning.  100k in a fraction over 24 hours. So far we have raised just under £3K for Oxfam … Continue reading

Give me your money

  Writing about http://www.justgiving.com/warwickwombles and http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20425750303 Ok, so I’m not doing the walking – but I am an essential member of the Support Crew.  In fact, I think I’m Support Crew Leader – it’s early days give me a break! How hard can it be I hear you ask, well after Saturday’s gurkha-led briefing I am terrified … Continue reading

What do I love most this week?

I’m sure that the answer should be Himself.  But actually, right at this moment Ocado is closer to my heart! They are delivering the ingredients for our ‘romantic’ Valentine’s meal very early tomorrow morning before work, despite my only having ordered them this morning.  Truely, for the girl without wheels, they are a saviour!  (Now … Continue reading

In “The Thick of It”

Writing about https://caseyleaver.wordpress.com/2007/11/27/red-arrows-daily-mirror-successful-public-affairs/ and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7175513.stm Well, when is an Early Day Motion not an Early Day Motion? Today David Willets, the Shadow Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities & Skills, will put a motion opposing the withdrawal of funding for “equivalent or lower qualification students” to the House of Commons. We are wondering whether this … Continue reading

Red Arrows & Daily Mirror = Successful Public Affairs

I am taking a more than usually keen interest in Early Day Motions and Number 10 petitions these days. In fact, last week, for the first time in my life, I wrote to my MP.  And of course that entailed finding out the bugger’s name! (To his credit, he signed the EDM as requested and … Continue reading

I’m Lynne Franks, What am I Doing Here?

I’d like to make it clear from the start that this is a completely uninformed view as I have seen none of the current series of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. But I was utterly astonished when I heard that Lynne Franks was going to be taking part. “I’m going to stab … Continue reading