It’s the start of a new week, and time to up my good deed game.

Brain frazzled and backside burning from sitting for hours writing job applications, I closed my laptop, booted up and, armed with a bobble hat and bin liner, set off on a brisk walk, cleaning the countryside as I went.

This is not a self-portrait.

It wasn’t long after greeting my nosy neighbour (excuse the pun) that I came across my first offender. BINGO. Or rather, PINGU. However careless it is to litter, I couldn’t fault the culprit’s taste in biscuits.

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Many chocolate wrappers, coffee cups, plastic bottles and beer cans later, I sorted a full bag of rubbish into the recycling bins and headed home, a slight spring in my step. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t happy to have found so much litter – Proud Preston should definitely consider changing its motto – but it was satisfying to think that such a small act can make a positive difference to the world we live in. And what a beautiful world it is.



Mary x

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