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Williamston Primary, Radio and Cake

Williamston cake
Hand crafted chocolate.


Lesley and I were invited down to Williamston Primary to meet the Radio Williamston crew. That was the pupils, teachers and helpers. They'd set up and broadcast a radio programme to their entire school using their tannoy. 

So, we felt right at home with the newshounds, the technical guys and gals, the features posse and the marketing maestros. So much talent in one place and the energy was great. The staff were so positive as well. We had a fabulous afternoon.

It was also Lesley's birthday and Gillian baked a cake. No, strike that. Gillian, the queen of cake baking, piping and icing produced some chocolate magic which you can see in the photo.It tasted as good as it looks.

I will be working with thisschool over the coming months...I feel sure.


More Borgen, Bedroom Tax and Resignations

This week’s @lesleyriddoch podcast is the one where we mention Borgen for the last time, for a while or at least until series 3 starts.  We all went along to see Sidse Babett Knudsen at the Filmhouse on Sunday  after the Monday Scotsman column had been filed.  It was a fascinating Q&A session. But what does it mean?

Equally, after an interesting TV discussion about ‘Bedroom Tax’;  we ponder what the Scottish Government could do ; especially in the light of Mike Dailly’s petition. Just when you might think this is new ‘news’;  Lesley recalls a ‘Comment Is Free’ piece ; “How will social housing survive Tory cuts?”  from June 2010. The CIH Scotland document Chris refers to is "Preparing for the Bedroom Tax and Beyond" - technical but still readable. This issue will run and run...we may return to it.

Finally, notwithstanding twists, turns and texts,  there’s been a resignation. Really. It’s all go this week.