Saturday, 5 March 2011
But my solitary nocturnal confinement has improved matters and I woke at 5:45am feeling quite perky. The advantage of sleeping on my own is that I can bash around on my keyboard in the early hours without disturbing a fractious Mr Lovelygrey. So I've made use of this opportunity and spent time catching up with a couple of important emails.
Firstly, I've beavered away at an online questionnaire for my local council. I've joined their resident's panel so I can make my views heard. I've given my opinions on a diverse range of topics such as planning, leisure economic development and housing. After all, they need to know that I think that the provision of sports facilities and play areas in outlying rural areas away from the bright lights of Newton Abbot is lacking and that they're doing a good job looking after the environment.
And spurred on by some really positive experiences of giving my time, I've also completed an on-line registration form for our local volunteering bureau. Realistically I know, that at the moment, I can't commit myself to regular unpaid work but I do have some odd hours to spare and want to be made aware of opportunities to get involved with one-off fun and rewarding activities. The nice lady who emailed me said that there were quite a few of these. It'll be interesting to see what she comes up with!