Tuesday, 2 October 2012
By the time I tried to wake him, on instructions from the 999 operator I'd called, he'd started to show signs of hypothermia and the paramedics who arrived packed him straight off to hospital. There was something about that which made me take up this site, and it's been a unique experience ever since - one which has taken me on the streets with the police, down into underground sewers and to numerous shouty angry meetings at Hammersmith Town Hall. I've met some inspirational people quietly doing amazing things and seen both the best and the worst of our borough.
This isn't building up to announcing a stop to the blog, but it is a recognition that things are going to slow down from now on. As some of you on Twitter might have noticed I've started another one dealing with the day job that I do and that takes time, as does the day job itself. Put a part time masters degree into the mix and then the various stuff that life throws up and this site is going to have to take a back seat more regularly from now on.
But there are some big stories still round these ere parts and I plan to keep following them. This Saturday's march to save our hospitals, the battle over the West Ken redevelopment, the future of the Goldhawk Road and our market among them. And, sadly, serious crime looks like it isn't going away any time soon.
So for those of you that send me news, keep sending it and I'll report on it. For those of you organising events, such as the forthcoming Oxjam, do the same. And for those of you who keep coming back you're still more than welcome. But I did just want to own up to being a bit slower from now on.
Posted by Chris Underwood at 08:20