Find out about a litter walk or clean up
Well, I tried...really I did.
Hugger Steward says that his beloved Beaver colony had one a while ago, but there seems to be precisely nothing planned in or around Cheltenham...which means, I guess, that I will have to organise one myself. When we lived in Gt Ris we used to have a very busy weekend somewhere around this time of year cleaning up the Cotswolds...but because municipal staff with exciting machines appear each morning, there is far less incentive to clean up Charlton Kings, even though the amount of rubbish jettisoned here each day is surely greater.
However, despite the lack of communal clear-ups going on, I can report that I'm not the only mother I know who has spent large tracts of time today cleaning up corners of the immediate environment. The impact on the world in general may be minimal, but on a micro, domestic scale Marcella and I have both achieved a fair bit. Except now that there are no books on the floor I'm horribly aware that the study carpet needs more than just hoovering...