Friday, 3 April 2009

Friday 3 April

Not a lot in the LLLL book again today - I’m not doing so well this week. However, I did spend some time sorting out PC problems with friends and supporting the local pub (although I don’t think the king prawns were from the Misbourne)

This afternoon we walked through the woods over to Prestwood to deliver a copy of the parish magazine. It was a wonderful day and it’s difficult not to be thankful for the beautiful countryside. Here are a few pictures.










6 comments:

Helen said...

Nice photos David - what camera do you have? Aren't we lucky to live in the Chilterns?
Today's task was to reduce the amount of plastic carrier bags you use. We've been using the 'bags for life' for a while - though sometimes forget to get them out of the car boot and only remember at the checkout! Though I haven't and wouldn't use them for clothes shopping - I guess just in case items needed to be returned. Has anyone else used them for clothes shopping?

David Harris said...

Clothes shopping isn't a big deal for me - but I understand!

I have a problem now finding bags to use for things like putting boots in the car. I suppose I could use the long-life ones and wash them afterwards - but isn't that worse on the environment: water, soap...

I am getting better at remembering to take bags into the shops, though.

rosie said...

I think it is really interesting the way you can actually change a culture. Now, if I forget to take my bags with me to the supermarket I feel embarrassed to use their ones -and yet only a year ago it wouldn't have crossed my mind. Maybe we can make bigger shifts too!

Helen said...

Fair point Rosie - I know exactly what you mean. I wonder whether we could get people to feel like that when they use their cars for journeys under 5 miles...? Too much of a cultural shift for some, I think!

David Harris said...

We can make shifts - but they take time. The government succeeded in changing our attitudes about drinking and driving over a period of 2-3 years. I'm not sure they are succeeding with speeding.

I quoted Machiavelli a while ago and there's still a link to some of his quotations on my Links section. Many of the quotations are very sensible but I particularly like "There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

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