This blog is now dead!

But I’ve got a new one over at www.eatanicecream.com.

Check it out.

Digital Guyana

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m taking part in a volunteering project in Guyana this summer. Now it’s only a couple of weeks until I go.

There are four of us involved in the project – follow it here.

Rescue earth

I’m really liking Oxfam’s new video on climate change.

And while you’re at it – make sure you sign the petition too.

Good news

I’ve had some good news recently.

Firstly, I’ve just found out that I am going to go and do some more overseas volunteering. It’s a project called ‘Web skills for Guyana’ with the Commonwealth Youth Exhange Council.

We are a small team who are going to go to Guyana in July to run workshops, training events and skills-sharing sessions with young people in Guyana for 5-6 weeks. Looks set to be a great project. Here is some more information from Guyana:

I’ve also been accepted to do an MA in Global Media and Postnational Communications at SOAS, starting in September. Seems like a great degree and I’m really looking forward to being a student again, even though it will only be part-time.

Now all I have to do is get these things agreed with my employer…

My blogging has been very slow recently, but I’ve been planning to do something about it for a while. This is a good time to give myself a  kick up the bum.

Watch this space.

Sleaze?

Jack Straw submitted claims for council tax he had never paid, luckily discovering his mistake and paying back £1,500 only after the High Court ruled that MP’s expenses had to be published.

Gordon Brown accidentally submitted a £150 plumbing bill twice.

Hazel Blears claimed for three different properties in one year and bought two new TVs and two new beds in 12 months.

Shahid Malik paid way below the market rent for his main home in Dewsbury, while billing the taxpayer thousands for his second home in London.

Andrew MacKay claimed full second home allowance on his London property while his wife, Julie Kirkbridge, claimed the full allowance on another home.

Elliot Morley claimed £16,800 in mortgage payments on his constituency home 20 months after repaying the loan.

And it goes on. And on.

Sleaze?

In other countries they call in corruption.

The White Moose!

Don’t know Mattias Hellberg? He’s been in the bands Nymphet Noodlers and Hederos & Hellberg and played with both the Hellacopters (after Dregen left) and Soundtrack of Our Lives.

This week’s listening

Lars Winnerbäck & Miss Li  – Om du lämnade mig nu

The White Moose – Good day

Wynonie Harris – Shake that thing

The Beatles – Norwegian wood

Jimmy Jones – Good Timin’

The Dilettantes – Subterranean Bazaar

The White Moose – Mermaid Stomp