The Sketch: Eden District Council

MAYORY ROBINSON Mary Robinson might just turn out to be the best Mayor that Cumbria County Council never had. She was in action on Thursday night, chairing Eden District Council. Mary is short-haired, slight of stature and a no nonsense woman. Rifling through the 18-item agenda with a haste that left the room spinning. Arriving for … Continue reading The Sketch: Eden District Council

The Sketch 2: Cumbria County Council

JAMMY DODGERS So it was the ‘last day of school’ on Thursday as councillors gathered for the final Cumbria County Council meeting of their four year term. Similar to ceasefires at Christmas, the last get together of all 84 councillors before the May elections tends to see swords kept in scabbards and an atmosphere of … Continue reading The Sketch 2: Cumbria County Council

I Found Out On Facebook My Partner Had Died

What do you do when death's cold hand comes out of the sky and rips someone from your life; taking them away forever? Few of us are qualified or prepared, which is why cliches and platitudes abound at funerals. No-one really prepares for death but how can we? Nanas and Grandads are allowed to have … Continue reading I Found Out On Facebook My Partner Had Died