The importance of democracy

In 2008-9 I spent 9 months in Eritrea training English teachers. At the time everyone's immediate response was "Eritrea? Where's that?" Now it is a much more well known country, unfortunately for the wrong reason. Most people now know it for the floods of people trying to make their way to Europe on illegal boats … Continue reading The importance of democracy

Prompting, prodding and encouragement

Do you ¬†believe in coincidences? I don't. I believe everything happens for a reason and the lead up to my deciding to stand for Oakwood Councillor was full of prompts and sign posts. Back in October something happened, which I don't really want to divulge here, but I really felt that myself and a group … Continue reading Prompting, prodding and encouragement