MultiColouredMaddie

Random thoughts and rants.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Questionnaire

I would be muchos gracias if people could fill in this wee questionnaire I'm doing for an essay on fast food. You can download it at: http://www.differentlynormal.co.uk/Uploads/ffquestionnaire.rtf

It's an rtf so any computer should read it fine. Once you've done it, email it to multicolouredmaddie@googlemail.com

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Jobbie...

And not THAT sort, either ;)

I got a job :) Woohoo!

Not just any job, either, but work as a sessional worker for LGBT Youth Scotland :)

Funtastic.

On the knitting side of things, I'm about 6 inches into a legwarmer working on circular needles with Katia Nepal acrylic/wool mix in a funky red, orange, blue, green and moss colourway. I'll post a pictsie when I have batteries for my camera.

So I can now knit in the round, and purl to boot - I've ribbed the top two inches and will do the same at the bottom.

Funky :D

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Kernitty

I just finished my first knitting project!

I made a baby poncho for my wee Mexican-non-union-counterpart niece. Piccies of her wearing it next week, but in the mean time here it is modelled by my teddy bear.



So not only did I make my first full item, but in order to do that I had to learn how to cast on, join different colour wool together, and bind off. Yerks. Learning overload :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

On civil partnership...

Well, what a historic few days! Gay couples have been getting married left, right and centre this week and about time, too.

Some people on the BBC News site's Have Your Say (See here..) seem a bit confused about the issue with some asking why straight couples can't have civil partnerships too - the answer, of course, is that they CAN - it's called a civil marriage and it is virtually exactly the same as a partnership. The only differences between the two really are that civil partnerships have to be between people of the same sex, and that they don't have to take place in public, unlike marriages.

Some even said that gays now seem to have more rights than straight people..Gay people don't have any more rights than straights, and neither should they have. Maybe more legislation has been required to ensure we don't get and ABUSED and INSULTED because of WHO WE ARE, but I'd say that was fair dos, myself.

Others have implied that as a minority we have been taking up too much legislative time lately, so what? This is our civil rights movement and these things take time.

7 percent of the population identified as being from an ethnic minority in the 2001 census. The government recently estimated that six percent of our population is gay. You can't see our difference. That's NOT an excuse to ignore it or abuse us because of it.