Saturday, 6 February 2016

Victory!

I am pleased to report that following a letter to Mark Jewell, County Library Services Manager, and with the support of my local Councillor Edward Thomas, my AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas, and my MP Jonathan Edwards, the library in Llandeilo will now remain open on Saturdays!

Mark Jewell claims that, due to a "former staff member [who] resigned from her post at Llandeilo...temporary changes were to be considered to the existing advertised opening hours."  However, since they've now apparently hired somebody new, that will not happen.  Regardless of whether this is true or not, I'm just pleased that the library will remain open on Saturday mornings.  It does make me wonder though, if this was only to be a temporary change and only one that was being "considered" at that, why did the sign I saw on the door the other week not make any mention of either of those concepts and merely announce the new hours which were to have taken effect from 2nd February???  Enquiring minds want to know...

I did visit the library this morning and borrowed some books and was pleased to see that other people were there as well -- borrowing books, using the computers, reading newspapers -- although feel that an opportunity was missed to do anything to mark National Libraries Day...!

Monday, 25 January 2016

Llyfrgelloedd

Oh the irony...  So furious it makes me want to cry...

In the same week that I will be starting my MSc in Information and Library Sciences, my local library has scrapped its Saturday hours.  Following on from scrapping evening hours three and a half years ago, it's now impossible for anybody in full time employment to use the library...  And I'm about to spend three years learning how to become a librarian...

Monday, 11 January 2016

Bwrw glaw...

This is the only good thing about all the rain!!!


Saturday, 2 January 2016

Cennin Pedr

It's the 3rd of January, we've only had frost one night so far this whole winter...  Took this photo this morning but these were actually out at least a week ago, I just didn't have my camera on me then...  Totally insane...



Monday, 21 December 2015

Nadolig Llawen... Not...

The weather here has been consistently horrible for weeks now...


... and now this news...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

What I achieved last week


On the way to Carmarthen against a 12 mph headwind in the rain!  (You've got to watch it full screen to be able to see the speed camera, but it clocked me at 20 mph...)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

FFS!

Good news, but wish I'd known this in advance as we could have saved ourselves so much work!!!

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