Sunday Summary

The beginning of September in a rural community often means it’s time for Produce Shows! In the village that I do my weekly market, the Produce Show is an important part of the year – lots of flowers and garden produce appear, and the cooks and crafters...

Sunday Summary 25

It’s been a busy couple of weeks! Strangely for mid July, I’ve had a several personalised orders, some of which have needed quick turnaround because they were teacher gifts, and others needing lots of details checking. I can show you a few snippets of...

Sunday Summary 24

This week I managed to get to the Swindon Repair Cafe. The Repair Café movement is a reaction to today’s throw-away mentality. You can bring a broken item to the café and volunteers will help you mend it, advise on repair or explain why it can’t be fixed....

Sunday Summary 23

Although it is a quiet time of year businesswise, other things have been happening. A couple of weeks ago, the heritage railway that we do a lot of volunteering at had a fire caused by arson and we have spent the last two weeks getting the fire appeal promoted in the...

Sunday Summary 22

This has been the week when a lot of volunteering has clashed with a busy business week, which means less important things tend to get pushed to one side! I spent Saturday helping at a GirlGuiding conference in Salisbury which wiped out the whole day, but it does...

International Women’s Day Swindon 2016

On Saturday i attended a talk on ‘Equality for Women in the Age of Technology’ which was part of International Women’s Day. This was by Marina Strinkovsky, a feminist writer. Technology is all around us, but in some countries there is inequality of...