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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Just a little taster of what’s to come

I GUESS I should start by: A) Welcoming those who have no idea who I am or how I got here.
And B) Thanking those family, friends and strangers who clicked my competition blogs to earn me this column.

EM Darren McSweeney
Darren McSweeney

(Those in the first group now have a vague idea).

I’m here for 12 months. In short, I won the NWEM Big Blogger competition to earn this column for the year and also a laptop that my boys have claimed for themselves before I have even received it. A year suddenly seems like a very long time. 52 columns x 500 words = 26,000 words. Yikes!

Those who did read my blogs know a little of what to expect. I don’t sit on fences, but I don’t sit on a particular side of them either. I’m hard to please when it comes to politicians. That new boy Woodcock (is he still new?) has yet to upset me though – He seems like a decent chap and so shall escape the fate of my pen. For now.

Councillors and councils in general? I love them – when they get it right. It is THAT conditional – let’s see how much love I can convey in the next 12 months.

I also cannot offer any guarantees that I will not “go off on one” about dog dirt or other such things that stick in my throat.

(Reading that last line back, it’s all kinds of wrong, but you know what I mean).

I’m passionate about Furness and the surrounding area – we desperately need funding, assistance and anything else we can blag from Central or European governments to kick start regeneration in the area.

The work that Furness Enterprise has done, along with the now defunct Barrow Regeneration cannot be allowed to fall apart – but that’s what appears to be happening. I’ll be adding my voice to any campaign that takes up the fight.

I’m also an honorary part-time member of the local grammar police. I’m no expert – but anything that is going to be put up on walls in public really needs to be checked – the town may have been built on shipbuilders’ tea and iron ore, but there’s an abundance of apostrophes that seem to live here too, looking for any opportunity to jump in where not needed! I may be tempted to feature some of the best in my column’s (sic).

And then there’s the “Quiches” on Duke Street – but we’ll leave that mystery for another column – you will not believe your eyes with that one!

So that’s just a little taster, welcome aboard the column, I’m looking forward to our journey over the next year, as I hope you are too.

See you next week, or, in-between, on that there Twitter thing (@dumbwitness).

Have your say

As a father of children wouldn't you have thought Darren would have done more research?
John Gummer anyone?

Posted by scott on 26 April 2012 at 11:14

Holy moses Dazza. Can't wait till your latest blog comes on line.

Posted by scott on 26 April 2012 at 11:06

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