What do you need to become a school governor? Theresa Dickens explores the topic for us, based on her own experience of becoming a governor.
According to recent reports our PM wants us to be heading backwards to pounds and ounces. But will this be acceptable to the British people?
Pécs is impressive and, despite its history, is now a modern and bustling city. Originally settled by Romans and Celts and enduring 150 years of Ottoman occupation it has a heritage of being a multi-ethnic city and is now named as a European Capital of Culture city.
It takes a special kind of person to get a kick out of being hauled out of bed in the small hours and in all weathers to deal with sometimes tricky problems. There are compensations: I shall always treasure the gleam in young eyes when, at PR gigs, I would explain, “Coastguards are the good guys. We save lives and rescue people. The best thing about us is that you get your clothes dirty, come home covered in mud and there is nothing your mother can say about it.”
Magdalena takes Mike to Lake Szelid, the Gentle Lake, where her family once owned land, and where she spent her early childhood.
In the UK most of us only need about 20 minutes of sun exposure a day during the summertime. But even on sunny summer days, we don’t spend nearly enough time out of doors.
Within minutes of meeting Magdalena and Bonnie (her aged, but lovely German Shepherd) the motorway took us through green countryside past fields of sunflowers ready to harvest and paprika.
Village life in Kent fifty years ago. In this review Charlotte Lebon compares John Bennett’s recollection of Kent village life with her own.
Trams are efficient in a number of ways. They generally have priority over other vehicles at junctions, making them speedier than cars. They use electrical energy more efficiently, even more than the expanding fleet of electric vehicles. This is because there is less friction between steel wheel and rail than there is between rubber tyre and asphalt.
In Whitstable, we found many churches and chapels open and pleased to see us. Fine Kentish ale, swimming in the sea, visits to a few of Whitstable’s quaint old shops and a search for oysters rounded off a thoroughly enjoyable day … and hopefully a few well earned £££s for the Ride & Stride cause.