Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tuesday 24th March

A busy day so not much time to look at the LLLL book today. I nearly had a chance to babysit for grandchildren (we are friends - the book says Offer to babysit for friends) but the cinema was sold out. Hang on, it says ‘offer’ so I can claim that.

I’ve scanned the IHT tonight: the lead story is about the coalition government in Israel which they say paves the way for a broader and less hawkish one than Benjamin Netanyahu would have had to settle for. The Times, too, says the coalition is to ‘tame the hawks’ - this must be good news in an area that seems hardly to be moving towards any sort of peace. USA Today, a newspaper I found very insular in it’s home format, leads on the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska which occurred on 24 March 1989. their top foreign story is about the Russian bail-out of the traditional souvenirs - nesting dolls. The IHT lead European story is about a nostalgic return to public patrols - which were rife in the communist era. Both the IHT and USA Today cover the arrest of a 17-year-old for the killing of the policeman in Ireland.

Helen raised the issue in her comment (posted before this was updated) about the price and value of free-range, local food. One of the LLLL actions is to Buy something that is in season from a local shop. I’ll try to do some research on this and report back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Tearfund action was to try and not eat meat at all today.(Good job I have pasta and a cheese sauce prepared for tonight's supper!) In fact they suggest trying to limit yourself throughout the week. We generally eat meat 1-2 a week, but always go for the free range/organic option. This, when buying locally, can be very expensive - I purchased a free range chicken from the Rare Breed's Butcher in Prestwood and it it cost £17!! It was big enough for 5 people - but can they really justify charging that amount? It was very nice, though couldn't do it every week!
What do people think - is it worth the extra money....?