This week my column for the Gloucestershire Gazette is about how shopping local is vital and how we all have a responsibility to the places we live.
To read it, simply click to my Column page.
What do you think? Do we all have a part to play in keeping local shops alive? Or should the council and government do more to help? Let me know.
**Look out for Wednesday Wafflings next, um, Wednesday, where I post the latest entry in My Diary of a Hopeful Author**