I am so pleased to be able to report this following a debate at The Highland Council today. It's the first time since I left that I really wanted to be in the chamber to contribute. The good news is that many councillors did contribute and contribute passionately and well. What started off as a … Continue reading Climate and Ecological Emergency Declared By Highland Council
To start with the health warning #politicsklaxon #Brexit It’s been a quiet winter, quite clement for the north of Scotland where the rhythms of life have continued largely unaffected by much of the great affairs of state. I’ve done my best not to get unduly drawn into the ongoing Brexit debate arguing that, while it … Continue reading Circles (circles of influence, circles of concern, & circles of Hell)
Well I’ve been thinking about blogging for a while but the stumbling block has always been what to call it. Clever titles, linking to FB & Tw seamlessly and making sure that there was not something of a similar title (and not necessarily salubrious content) always defeated me. So I went back to first principles … Continue reading Why ‘Jean’s (sometimes inconvenient) Blog’?
When I named this blog any link to toilet issues was far from my mind (despite the title) but on reflection I should have known that I’d be writing about toilets sooner or later. As a Highland Councillor toilets were never far away as a topic of conversation - and a potential problem! Whether it … Continue reading Lovely view – but where’s the loo?
So let’s start with the four pawed family members. There are currently three. Toby Claiming seniority and ruling the household is Toby the cat (now about 15). He was a rescue, black and white, so he was nicknamed Toby Tuxedo. Sometimes ‘posh ears’ - he has little tufts on his ears suggesting a heritage other … Continue reading My four footed friends.
6 years ago the Olympics in London (and elsewhere in the UK) had just finished. We were positive, proud and forward looking. Maybe we can be again. Meanwhile this is the place to read about what I think. I'll be writing about politics, pets, my community and the climate (& anything else which grabs my … Continue reading Welcome!