Nina out and about being active in the community

Nina out and about being active in the community
I am a hands-on Green, out and about being active in the community

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Last Day

Sorry, no picture today of me out and about, too busy to remember to get someone to take any.

0900 putting up green party placards in Milngavie and inserting our newsletters in Metros

1000 had to miss the BBC photo opportunity with the big inflatable 2, with Steen and Stan to go to:

1030 work meeting

1300 back to Milngavie to join Steen at the farmers market in blazing sun. Gave out loads of windmills and pledge cards then footslogging up and down hills delivering our excellent instruction cards to houses at the high parts of Milngavie and down the hill to Hillfoot

1530 home on the train, feeling totally boiled. quick refresher of our home made elderflower cordial that I had forgotten we even had but was perfect for the exhaustion and heat. Pick up the apple tree I bought from the Childrens Orchard trust to take as my present to:

1615 Anderston Primary school's Nurture Group's 10th birthday party. The school has a nice wee orchard already and also a garden that I am hoping to help them develop further. Good to meet parents and kids who have benefited from the nurture group's special system for bringing out the self confidence in shy kids.

1730 into town to collect Election day passes from city chambers

1830 home knackered to eat the lovely fish I got from the farmers market.

early night for the big day tomorrow.

VOTE 2nd vote green if you can and if , inexplicably, you cant bring yourself to do that, vote for the party you really like.

Monday, 2 May 2011

My crocheted gentleman friend

This is Amos. He is one of dozens of full size people created by Rita McGurn and I met him in Gandolfis today. From tomorrow he and his many friends (mostly scantily dressed ladies) will be in The Gallery in Virginia Street Glasgow.

And here I am with another one. Do you think she might vote for me?

You could buy one to keep you company or for when an emergency hug is essential.

May day in Glasgow

Here we are getting ready for the annual May Day march around the town. I think the parade itself might have been bigger than last year but sadly we were largely unobserved. The city centre was very empty. I think everyone must have been enjoying the sunshine at the beach.

I am wearing my Wisconsin tshirt in solidarity with the amazing folks there who are standing up to their terrible state governor, who is aiming to kill unions forever in the state by a new law doing away with their joint bargaining rights. Disgraceful. See more at

The tshirt is labelled as made by union workers. I wish we had union made clothes here.