Is this National Blog About Pregnancy Week?
I think I’ll keep clear of this for the time being. Mind you, based on the lack of much action lately, I don’t think I have much choice in the matter.
I mentioned that the nursery was ceasing regular opening, and I promised to explain what was happening. It’s pretty simple really – I’m leaving the nursery to focus on running PFE, and my parents are both of an age when they should be retired more than they are. So, they are going to stop running the nursery in the way that it has been (i.e. growing shedloads of plants and dealing with the public), and focus on developing a garden – in other words, spend more time doing what they want to do rather than do what the darned customers expect them to do. Dad will carry on with his plant breeding work, which I will be representing within the PFE portfolio. And in the future, the nursery will reopen under my brother’s command – well, that’s the theory at least. He has to build a new home at the nursery first.
I think it should lead to a much better quality of life for just about everyone. New challenges for me and Tim, who like that sort of thing, and a more relaxed lifestyle for Mum and Dad. Let’s just hope that the actuality lives up to the expectation.
Yesterday, I got lazy and invited you to create content for me. A great work of literature is currently being created in the comments section – you can read it so far, and add you own contribution, by clicking here.
I’ll have to keep an eye on it, as BlogBack has a limit of 50 comments per post.
CutePDF Printer has all the attributes of a great gizmo – it’s easy to install, easy to use, has simple functionality and is free. It also has the grayblog seal of approval.
I’m too tired to write anything here. Go entertain yourself by reading other people’s sites. Come back tomorrow. I may be more inspired then.
Alternatively, if you are feeling creative, come up with some content for me and post it in the comments. Thanks.
Bognor Regis is second worst place in the UK for young people, apparently.
The problem has so many causes, I could rant on about it for ages. Part of the problem is actually surveys like this – they not only enhance a town’s "tea dance and bingo" reputation by banging on about it, but they also seem to suggest that the solution lies in activities that are centred on alcohol (in this case, the survey is sponsored by the vomit and driving ban inducing After Shock). This latter point has two problems associated with it – firstly it suggests that young people can only feel entertained when they are inebriated, which I think severely underestimates the majority of young people (it’s only once you get past 30 that this holds true!). Secondly, by encouraging a drinking culture in younger people, the divide between young and old only widens.
To put it right, decision makers (often older people) have to understand the needs of the younger citizens of their towns. Younger people have to get involved in the decision making process too – not just moan amongst themselves, but try to be heard. Chichester has no nightclub in the city, yet it has a university and a college, with a big student population. Bognor only has a small cinema and no bowling alley. Neither Bognor nor Chichester have much to offer to the 15 to 18 year old group, which is why they end up hanging around the Cross and convenience stores, swigging off bottles of booze that they’ve purchased illegally.
Both the young and old communities have to realise that they live in a shared space, and accept that each group has its own needs. Each has to accept and tolerate the other – the old community must get over its nimbyism whilst the young must respect the space and peace that the rest of the community might prefer.
Busy busy busy today, trying to sort out all the jobs I need to do before scooting off to the States on Wednesday.
One thing I must do is to back up the data on the laptop – we don’t want any disasters, do we?
Here’s one for all you broadband-equipped kiddies – Audiogame. I’m not quite sure where the game element comes in, but it is rather beautiful and very cleverly executed. via flabber.nl
This game is stupidly addictive. via Meg.