I watched a bit of the regional news this morning - it's not my usual way to start the day, I have to say - but for millions in the UK, this is the norm. Before the school run, before work, or before that first cup of coffee. A local report focused on the aftermath of the Cockermouth floods, with a young girl interviewed and commenting on the lasting trauma of the event. Recession; credit crunch; floods; Redcar Steelworks - day in, day out, there's a lot of (genuine) bad news out there. Day in, day out, these messages are repeated. We get used to bad news.
Doing my rounds with local business owners each day, I also hear much to really be positive about - like just how close local photographic studio Picture U came to being voted into the top 5 photographers in the UK by their customers:
Sea kayaking, hill walking, a bit of climbing and just taken up sailing.
Been in business in Carlisle for around 20 years (former Managing Director of Jack Wolfskin Ltd.), and a keen believer...