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

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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Gazette column: Hey! Politicians! Constituents are not just for election time

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 local and European elections, and how, when it comes to wanting our vote, the best way to do it is to speak to us all year, not just come sniffing around at election time.

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: Why we should never ignore nature

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 destroy nature – trees, bushes, wildlife – the consequences are huge.

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: Why we all have a responsibility to #bringbackourgirls

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 kidnapping of the 230 Nigerian schoolgirls and how all of us, world-wide have a responsibility to demand that action be taken to bring them back to their parents. Because the more we speak up, the less devastating crimes like this will happen again. Ever.

To read it, simply click to my Column page.

Want to get involved? You can join the campaign on Twitter by tweeting using #bringbackourgirls. You can also sign a petition demanding their return at www.change.org

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: The Centre Parcs advert ban & the case of thinking for ourselves

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 recent Centre Parcs advert ban and how, as a nation, we do actually have the ability to think for ourselves.

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**