Morning all. A lovely bright sunny morning, and things are starting to dry up. Yesterday afternoon I was able to walk along part of the green lane in trainers without getting wet feet. Our local mayor was convicted last year of not declaring an interest, and was fined €3,000. An appeal was launched, not against the conviction, but about the penalty being too light. He is due in court again in March. We have council elections also in March, and there is a real effort being made to remove him from office, although he could have it done by the court. Half of the existing members of the existing council have said they will not serve under him for a further term and have been out canvassing to form a new council. I had a visit from the leader of this new group this week, and he has left me with a very good folder of information of what if elected they would change. Many of their proposals are about green issues and I can fully agree with their aims, although it would be difficult to create change overnight. Have a very good corruption free day one and all.