How about some heart-warming news? Lynbay Fish & Chips will be donating a voucher for one complete meal, including a side and a drink, to the Ilfracombe food bank.
In addition, they will collect donations from customers in a box placed by the till, and, at the end of each week, these will be converted to the appropriate number of vouchers to add to the one donated by the shop itself. Well done, Lynbay. This is a practical way of helping those who are going through hard times. So, if the excellent food served by Lynbay is not enough reason to go, we all have a further reason to beat a path to Lynbay’s door. See you there.
First, an open letter to Dr Alison Diamond, the CEO of the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust:
My pal, Lez Cann, complained that a recent column in the Journal was all about me. Tough, Lez, so is this week’s one and this blog! Better find something else to read.
When you post a link to another site, Facebook tries to take a picture from the site to illustrate the post. Sometimes this can have unexpected results. My last post was headed “Stars of Screen and Table”. It began with the words “You’ve thrown the worst fear that can ever be hurled”. It was illustrated by photographs of Gerry Sables, Brian Greenslade and Netti Pearson! Whilst all three are certainly stars for their opposition to the plans to decimate Barnstaple Hospital, none is particularly frightening. Well, maybe except Netti when she is talking about the government trashing the NHS. Although my blog had also a picture of Peter Heaton-Jones along with those of Garry, Brian and Netti, Facebook chose not to copy that, presumably it felt he wasn’t frightening enough!
You've thrown the worst fear that can ever be hurled
A fear to bring children into the world
You threaten my baby, unborn and unnamed
You ain't worth the blood that runs in your veins
Another Dylan song with a present day resonance for our hospitals and the people who would wreck them. More on that later.