Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Blog about Blogs

Apparently I am a bit unusual. Those who know me well might suggest that there is nothing new in that, but in this particular case I am talking about blogging. It seems that most bloggers are female and mainly write about fashion, beauty and lifestyle issues. According to the UK Blogger Survey 2016 published last […]

World Book Night

This Saturday (23 April) is World Book Night in the UK. Thousands of people, including your truly, will be sharing their love of reading by giving free books to friends, colleagues, neighbours and complete strangers. The idea is to give a book to someone who would not normally read a book for pleasure. In my […]

Election fever

You might not have noticed it yet, but Britain goes to the polls in a few weeks time. On 5 May there will be elections to the national parliaments in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, plus Council and Police & Crime Commissioner elections in England alongside Mayoral polls in many English cities, including London. Politicians […]

Libraries Matter

Earlier this week the BBC ran a series of stories on the state of the nation’s libraries. Based on a the results of a series of FOI requests, the BBC found that over 340 libraries have closed since 2010, resulting in almost 8,000 job losses. My own local authority, Sefton, has closed half of its […]