Wednesday, June 13, 2007

BREAST FEEDING IN PUBLIC

EQUALITY LAW

I was delighted to see the new Equality Law includes legislation to allow women the legal right to breast feed in public, a right that Scottish women already have thanks to the previous Labour led Scottish Executive. As a Councillor one of the things that I developed an interest in was the rates of breast feeding throughout Renfrewshire and the correlation that this had between poverty and ill health, it was appalling, however, with the Breast Feeding awareness information and groups that have been planned by the promotion service the rate has increased significantly in some areas. The Scottish Neighbour Statistics and the Scottish Health profiles record this data and anyone interested can visit the website of the Office of National Statistics or the Scottish Executive.

The right to breast feed without getting asked to leave a cafe or restaurant is important, it is not just the babies that need socialisation but the mothers as well and sometimes getting out for a coffee (decaf of course) is a major release, sometimes going shopping is a major release and you cannot tell the baby to wait till it gets home. I for one am 100% behind this and hope that all parties can agree with at least this section of the legislation.

GUINESS CAKE AND BIRTHDAYS

BIRTHDAY CAKE

In our house you knew it was a birthday when the Guinness cake came out and so because one of the girls at work had a birthday today my mum made a cake! I know some of my old colleagues from T-Mobile will be raging at this point because they used to love it, I keep meaning to put on the recipe however the cake and scones went down really well.

So happy birthday (you know who you are!) have a nice night and enjoy yourself.

Monday, June 11, 2007

AND NOW WE'RE FAMOUS

MOLLY AND BESSIE AT PLAY

So this is the first video clip that I have been able to upload on youtube of the girls at play, I know it is probably going to come out wrong (the video clip might be on it's side! Ideas on how to fix this without having to re take it are gratefully received). So enjoy!


WEB DISCLAIMER

Please note all postings on this blog are of a personal nature and do not reflect the opinions of either Renfrewshire Council, the Scottish Labour Party or Renfrewshire Labour Group. NB No annonymous comments will be published on this blog if you have something to say have the courage to identify yourself.