Category Archives: Puffles

Puffles breathes fire into the Haverhill-Cambridge rail campaign

Summary Crossing the county boundary to sprinkle some dragon-fairy dust to help transport campaigners in Suffolk reconnect with Cambridge – and raising the political temperature too Actually, it was just as much learning as commenting in Haverhill earlier. It was … Continue reading

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A manifesto for Cambridge – my first draft.

Summary My ideas on (electronic) paper Well, this is quite a big deal for me – not least because it’s over 6,000 words of ideas. As a result, I have created a separate section on this blog’s title bar to … Continue reading

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So…should Puffles stand for election in Cambridge?

Summary Decision time is coming up. Should Puffles stand?  This is something that I’ve been asking a few people about ever since the Cambridge News reported on an angry blogpost I wrote regarding engaging with young people, and social media … Continue reading

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Basement Jaxx press ‘record’

Summary A hard day’s recording a collaboration between the Dowsing Sound Collective and Basement Jaxx – in fancy dress So I went as ‘The Count’ from Sesame Street – with a vampire’s cowl covered in numbers, and Puffles went as … Continue reading

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Teaching a young dragon fairy new social media tricks

Summary Local social media marketing expert (no, really) Mili Ponce shows this social media enthusiast a thing or two, at an evening with JCI Cambridge I’ve seldom had good experiences with people that have branded themselves social media marketing people. … Continue reading

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Thinking about science at #ThinkCon Cambridge

Summary When Suzi Gage came to town – and Dr Rupert Read of The Green Party coming back again The MusicNet East conference left me emotionally exhausted but with a buzzing head – meaning that without medication I’d have not … Continue reading

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Maria Eagle MP comes to Cambridge

Summary Observations on the Shadow Defra Secretary’s talk to Cambridge University Labour Club  I was pondering whether or not to take Puffles with me for both of these, but in the end instinct got the better of me. Softly spoken, … Continue reading

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Question Time with Natalie Bennett of the Green Party, in Cambridge

Summary The Green Party Leader for England and Wales comes under detailed and critical scrutiny from a large audience of students and locals – and gave a reasonably strong performance. I’ll declare an interest in having put up quite a … Continue reading

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The meetings are open to the public – we’ve just not told anyone

Summary The problem with telling Puffles (or other ‘Guildhall Groupies’ as some of us have been described) that such meetings are open to the public is that we have a habit of turning up and asking ***lots*** of questions. Me … Continue reading

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Councillors respond: Part 4 – Cllr George Owers

Summary One of my ward councillors, Cllr George Owers, has responded. Cllr Owers is generally well-regarded here because his door-to-door work is about finding out what the local issues are and asking what he can do to help resolve them. … Continue reading

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