I don't know how posties keep their fingers
Spent a couple of hours leafletting for the Greens this afternoon and learnt several things:
* Many people must never come home drunk, because if they did their front steps would surely kill them.
* A row of houses with raised ground floors - eight or ten steps up - don't look like that big a deal, until you start climbing them one by one.
* Many people have astonishingly small letterboxes, and flaps with bulldog-strength springs, so it is a miracle posties don't lose their fingers in them.
* I did see a real example of a flat from hell - an astonishingly filthy kitchen - no window glass at all (all of the other windows in the flat were boarded up). I did put a leaflet through the door, but have to admit to fleeing when someone approached it...
What was this all for? A talk by Paul Ingram, a defence analyst, former Green Party councillor and co-leader of Oxford City Council, speaking on "The Need for Green Politics Today" on Sunday, 29 January 4.30-5.30pm at Holly Lodge Community Centre, 30 Makepeace Avenue N6 6HL. Just in case you happen to be in the area ...