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Refugees and kindness 1

It’s not often I get all political but that picture of Aylan Kurdi really got to me. He was so little, so perfect. He looks like my lads in so many ways, it hit me hard. I was bothered before, but kinda thought things were improving for the refugees and that big charities had it under control. It seems though he’s not died in vain, obviously I wish he and his brother Galip were still alive, as I wish all the other refugees were. But this little boy changed the world, I had of course seen lots of other nasty pictures and video clips on the news, but nothing hits a parent in the chest like seeing a dead baby. I immediately recognise things about him, but those tiny little shoes, they got me most. Shoes – it sounds so dumb, but my boys had tiny shoes like that: dirty soles […]


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Please, bag it and bin it

#CleanUpAfterDogs Today I’ve been having a bit of a rant about dogs poo. I’m fed up of other peoples pet poo in my garden, and on the path next to my house. It’s taking the pee! There is currently THREE lots of dogs mess and one lot of cats mess in my front garden. Then a huge heap on the path that links my front door to the back of the house, where the road is. I’m not being quiet anymore – please dog owners, get it picked up. “Keep Britain Tidy” have free posters and stickers about various campaigns, and I’ve requested the posters and bin stickers that mention the “Poo Fairy”. The posters will go on my downstairs windows and I’m going to staple one to my fence in a poly-pocket so the dog owning neighbours go past it. The stickers are going on local bins, but also […]