Saturday, 24 November 2007

Frozen fingers, toes and nose

I went out with the team today in Larkfield to deliver our latest newsletter and nearly froze! I paired up with former postie Chris who kept reassuring me that I would “soon warm up” but it never quite happened and even now as I sit at home typing this my nose is still freezing cold. All the girly whinging aside, it was great to get out and about in the fresh air today, especially as it was followed by a steak pie at Wealden Hall! It was noticeably quiet in the streets I was delivering which can only mean one of two things – either everyone was huddled around their fires, or the Christmas shopping has begun in earnest! I had hoped to pop into one or two of the Christmas fares happening around the constituency today to pick up a few stocking fillers but sadly I ran out of time – I shall try and make one next weekend instead. In the meantime, I hope to be able to publish my newsletter online so that anyone who hasn’t received a copy can read it here…but I am just trying to work out how to do it first!


Cllr John Ward said…

ON-line versions of your newsletters are a very good idea! The latest is very good. It would be even better if you could do the same for earlier issues.

These newsletters are (generally) produced as PDF files, but with very high-resolution graphics so the file is rather big. The usual solution is to do exactly whyat the producer of the publication did when preparing the document for printing, but at reduced graphics resolution.

This is what I suggested to our council for online versions of “Medway Matters”, which they have adopted very successfully.

An alternative is to generate an HTML version — which is something I have done in the past for my own ward’s newsletters. This, though, involves more work to do properly.

Tom Bolger said…

The weather appears to be about to prove that the climate alarmists are mistaken.