Sitting at court, waiting (still) to see if I get put on a jury. As this is the second week for me, I'm wondering if I might get sent home for good today if I'm not selected.
Anyway, just been looking at a couple of news stories on BBC Online.
The Energy Saving Trust has released some figures about sales of patio heaters, predicting a doubling of them in people's homes over the next year (so, not even counting the impact of the smoking ban on the numbers in pub beer gardens). Their Chief Executive said: "Why don't people just wear a jumper?". And he's got a good point.
Heating the inside of your home is a reasonable thing to do - but wasting energy heating the open air around you as a matter of course is not. The Energy Saving Trust are calling for retailers to stop selling patio heaters.
I would prefer people to consciously make the decision not to buy them. Of course, there are lots of environmentally damaging activities we do all the time, people have to look at the advantages and diadvantages of patio heaters.
But specifically trying to heat up the atmosphere without thinking about global warming does seem particularly crazy.
If you're into drugs, as an issue, then you can respond now to the government's consultation on a range of drugs related questions.
The BBC article about the consultation quotes a good statistic - for every pound spent on drugs treatment the health service and the criminal justice system saves nearly £10. You do the maths.