Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We're all going on a... summer holiday

You have to hand it to my mate Joe, he knows how to get the most out of being leader of the Council, not like my old Lib Dem chums.

Jim, sorry Joe, has fixed it for the ENTIRE cabinet to get an all expenses paid trip to Shanghai. Ten lucky Labour councillors will be jetting off on the rates, and Joe has promised that I might get a chance to tag along too if I play my cards right!

It just shows that he really knows how to look after his friends and could teach those Lib Dems more than a lesson or two about taking advantage of the reins of power.
So what have I been doing recently? Well here is another example of Joe's generosity. He recognised that all this animosity between Louise and me has been damaging the team spirit amongst the Labour ranks. So he kindly arranged for Louise and me to go on a getting to know each other holiday in Wales.

It was awkward for both of us on the first day, but on the second we both got drenched, which really broke the ice.

Afterwards we started to have a good time, but unfortunately neither of us took a camera. So the only photo I have is this one, sent to me by a fan who spotted us during a trip on the Lake Bala railway. (Also my new friend Charlie can be seen in the corner of the photo!)