Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Hedgehog Finds Fame

More observant visitors to this blog may have noticed that many of our forays into topicality are embellished with likenesses of a young and possibly wayward hedgehog, Reggie.

As previously explained (See `Welcome to Angel Pavement`, this blog, 19 June 2010), the original Reggie was rehabilitated and returned to the wild some time ago, like a small, spiky version of the lioness Elsa in `Born Free`.

His likeness appears in this blog principally to stop us taking ourselves too seriously and also to add a touch of cheer when it`s needed, such as after my most recent post.

Although Reggie himself is, I like to think, roaming the wilds of Bournmouth, he will be present in spirit only at Woodbridge Library (Suffolk) during August , when library helper Jeannie has asked to use his picture to illustrate some stories of hers which she will be reading at two Stories for Children events there.

Although no actual hedgehogs will be present on the day(s), the Stories for Children events will take place on Aug 2 at 3.00 and Aug 30 at 11.00 at Woodbridge Library, New St, IP12 1DT. 

"Let`s keep our libraries alive, open and different !" says Jeannie, which is as good a rallying call as you could hope for.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Asbestos Support

As I`ve mentioned before, my oldest friend Chris died of Mesothelioma during 2009, the result of contact with asbestos whilst working as a roofer in younger days.

For that reason, I like to give fairly regular plugs to Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team and to  Action Mesothelioma Day, which falls on the first Friday of July.

DAST`s name is actually a tad misleading as they are now based in Chesterfield (Yorkshire) and provide services throughout the East Midlands.

The group can be contacted at www.asbestossupport.co.uk.

My previous articles on the subject may be of some interest. They are ;

Saint Elsewhere - this blog, 22 July 2010

Asbestos Awareness and Advocacy ; For Chris  - The Graphophone  (blog), 19 April 2010

Asbestos Again - Bookshelves and Brown Ale (blog), 3 July 2010

Welcome to Angel Pavement - this blog, 19 June 2010.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Meanwhile, Back in the States ... #2

Young American Channing Kennedy has attracted attention among the doughty denizens of the online world with two recent articles about libraries.

To find out more, see my article `Mr Kennedy goes to the Library` (13 June 2011) at http://webdub.blogspot.com.