Gazette column: Car and pedestrian areas do not mix

14 Aug

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

Back after a (much needed) holiday, this week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about cars and pedestrianised areas, and how, if people continually ignore the rules and drive down them, they risk the worst of all outcomes .

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**STOP PRESS! WEDNESDAY WAFFLINGS POST UPDATE: Look out for the BIG NEWS  coming on my Wednesday Wafflings post in September, when I finally get to tell you where I’ve ended up on this huge writing journey. Clue: it’s VERY exciting. **

Gazette column: Inside all of us is something truly amazing: The story of the school boy musical genius

24 Jul

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about a 13-year old boy at Rednock School, Gloucestershire who, on having no lessons, and without being able to read music, and who is no where near the top academic groups, suddenly walked up to a piano last year in school and began to play. Like a concert pianist.

See, inside of us, each of us, regardless  of our backgrounds, our troubles, is something truly amazing. We just have to look for it.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Time to think positive about were we live

17 Jul

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about where we live and how, if we just think a little more positively about our towns and villages, they might just begin to thrive.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: This summer do something for others #shavemyhead

10 Jul

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about doing something for others this summer and how,with 13 year-old Amy Carr about to shun our selfie-obsessed culture shave her long hair off for charity, we should all take a leaf out of her book and get brave for not only ourselves, but for others, too. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

**Amy is raising money for Cancer Research UK after she lost her aunty to the disease. You can support Amy in her brave head shave by tweeting about her using #shavemyhead. You can also donate right now at http://www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/amycarr1**

 

Gazette column: VAT on NHS car park fees? Immoral

3 Jul

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about NHS car park charges and how the slapping on of additional VAT at a full whack 20% rate is utterley immoral.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Time to sort this public transport mess right out

26 Jun

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the state of public transport in the UK and how, in the wake of the Cam & Dursley train station parking debacle, if only we had a more integrated transport system, our economy would benefit so much. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Faith schools are discriminatory

19 Jun

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about faith schools in the UK and how it’s now time to question their role in the state education system, and whether, in reality, they are discriminatory.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: It’s time politicians learnt some manners

12 Jun

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about in-house political squabbling in Nailsworth Town Council and how, if they want out vote – and our respect – it’s high time politicians learnt some manners. Fast. To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: Those that suffer most at the hands of the immoral child support agency fees? The children

5 Jun

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about the UK Child Support Agency (UK) and how, in the light of new, immoral charges to both parents, it’s ironically the children that will suffer the most.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

Gazette column: It’s time we let our kids play outside more

29 May

It’s “Thursday Thoughts” where I post my weekly Gazette newspaper column to my blog so you can have a read…

This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about playing out and how, in the light of a new initiative in Dursley to get kids playing outside more, parents should switch off the X-Boxes and get their children outdoors.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

What do you think? Let me know.

**Look out for  Wednesday Wafflings next, well, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**

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