Friday, April 30, 2004

LDYS Bloggers

Spent this evening wondering how many LDYS members have a blog. So I started by taking a look at the Executive. Vice-Chair Campaigns Simon Wright and Vice-Chair Finance Will Howells plus General Executive Members Jade Farrington, Thomas Paul, Vivienne Raper and Gez Smith all have blogs.

Simon's blog is usually about things happening in the Ward he represents and North Norfolk .

Will, Jade , Tom and Gez post their opinions on politics and current affairs. Vivienne and Gez have not posted anything for ages but I hope that changes soon because the first blog I ever read was Vivienne's and it was great. I hope it returns soon.

James Graham is the Organisational Vice Chair of the Green Liberal Democrats and a member of the Federal Executive of the Liberal Democrats. James also occasionally updates Land Notes and it is James who is responsible for International Liberal Democrat Meetup Day.

Mark Ramsden who is Chair of West Midlands Liberal Democrat Youth and Students also has a brilliant blog. Mark like myself is in his second year of A-levels and intends to start a degree in Politics later this year.

Martyn Hencher who is Treasurer and Webmaster of West Midlands Liberal Democrat Youth and Students also has a great blog. Martyn is in the third year of a German and History degree at the Universities of Sheffield and Frankfurt.

Edis Bevan, James Blanchard and Sara Grey all have good blogs.

Including myself that makes thirteen LDYS bloggers but I am sure there are many more. There are certainly many more LibDem bloggers.

You may have noticed that I have learnt to add links in my blog so I am making the most of them sooner or later I am going to do a blog in which all the words will be links.
Things have changed

You may noticed that my blog looks a little different (links bar).
Mark reccomended that I change my links around a little and I have followed. Please use the links to fellow LibDem bloggers blogs. My personal bests are Jade, Mark and ofcourse Martyn.

Got to go supper time.
Toilet Papering

Jade Farrington ( emailed last night to explain what toilet papering is “It's when you get lots of loo rolls and chuck them all over a room, a house, a garden, a car, a person, etc.”
So I no I have never done such a thing. Jade (

Thursday, April 29, 2004

How much do you know about your friends?

This came through as an email from my friend Ann Isherwood some weeks ago. I thought as my readership (if there is any) probably don’t know much about me I should share this with them.

You could copy and paste it into an email answer the question, then send this to a whole bunch of people you know.

The theory is that as they reply with their answere you will learn a lot of little known facts about those who know you.

Remember to ask people to send it back to you!

1. Name as it appears on birth certificate? Adam Nazir Ahmed Teladia

2. Nicknames: Adi

3. Number of candles on your last birthday cake? 20

4. Pets: can't stand animals although would love to adopt a Dolphin or Siberian Tiger

5. Hair colour: Black & White in places

6. Piercing: Not in a million years

7. Eye colour: Not sure, does it really matter?

8. Hometown: Birmingham, UK

9. Town you live in: Birmingham, UK

10. Favourite foods: Anything my mum makes

11. Ever been to Africa? Three times actually five if you include the flight change in Cairo on my way to & from Jeddah in 1994

12. Been toilet papering? Don't know what is that, decorating the loo? If so No

13. Love someone so much it made you cry? No

14. Been in a car accident? No

15. Croutons or bacon bits? No thanks

16. Favourite day of the week? Friday beginning of the weekend

17. Favourite Restaurant? None

18. Favourite flower? Hate them

19. Favourite sport to watch? Women’s tennis

20. Favourite drink? Coke

21. Favourite ice cream flavour? Vanilla

22. Disney or Warner Bros? Disney

23. Favourite fast food restaurant? None

24. What colour is your bedroom carpet? A mix of red, orange, brown and some white. Soon to change . . . . . well I hope anyway

25. How many times did you fail your driving test? Not going to take one

26. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Would never max out my credit card

27. What do you do most often when you are bored? Surf the net or play Champ manager

28. Most annoying thing people ask? “So, what university are you at?” (still not at Uni) Or “How are studies going?” STUDIES NEVER GO WELL

29. Bedtime: anytime

30. Favourite TV shows? Only Fools and Horses

31. Last person you went out to dinner with? Had lunch with Majid (classmate)

32. Ford or Chevy? Who cares?

33. What are you listening to right now? Matthew Bannister on Radio Five Live (

34. What is your favourite colour? Black

If you know what Been toilet papering is please let me know!
This is very, very good

Labour: I See Red (Labour Needs Leadership Change)

Thanks Jade (
Still at College after Law lesson finished early so sitting in the Library with nothing better to do (first exam only six weeks away) I checked out Mark Ramsden's blog ( to find the What's Your Inner Nationality? Test. having taken I can now feel like I have a real identity consider I am a brumie born and raised lad with Africa Asian parents and brothers.

You are the Italian Stallion

What's Your Inner Nationality
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Considering Silvio is my best name and pasta is my favourite food I've got to be Italian.
Rome here I come!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Which newspaper do you read?

Thanks to Mark Ramsden (

The Guardian - Your paper reflects your social
conscience, concern for the Middle East and
what to cook at your next dinner party. Don't
worry, a lot of people voted for Blair in 97.

Which newspaper do you read?
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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

just thought some of you might be interested in what this site has to offer.

Friday, April 23, 2004

How grammatically sound are you?
I noticed that some fellow LDYS bloggers had taken this test so I thought I should try it myself. The results proved that you should not believe everything you see or read on the internet.
Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!

How grammatically sound are you?
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Thursday, April 22, 2004

If you want a poster to put up at work, college etc then visit the link below
I have been unable to post anything since the day after I started this because my computer broke down and I have been busy with a combination of College work, politics and wedding in the family.

Just wanted to post today to let people know that Unite Against Fascism are organising a rally this Sunday to protest against Jean Marie Le Pen's visit to Birmingham to raise funds for the BNP euro election campaign. The rally is in Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre and will have prominent Anti-Fascist speakers and musicians. I will be attending a meeting this evening and will try updating you on what will be happening on the day.

Monday, April 05, 2004

The count for the LDYS elections was held today. The results were as following:

Chair: Chris Lomax

Vice Chair
Campaigns: Chris Keating
Communications: Jade Farrington/Gez Smith
Finance: Will Howells
Membership Development: Thomas Paul/Vivienne Raper

General Executive: Adam Nazir Ahmed Teladia, Robert Tiffen, Joe Towler, Steven Harper, Mikael Kjelleros, Kevin Morley, Alison Cross and Martyn Hencher

Convenor of LDYS England: Lyn-Su Floodgate

Policy Committee: Adam Nazir Ahmed Teladia, Paddy Kent, Edward Jones, Alison Cross and Gavin Whenman

Can I just say congratulations to everybody who won and commiserations to everyone who did not win. Especially Dave Wood & Nicky Sewell who I think would have done really well as Chair (job share) and Mark Ramsden who missed out on Convenor of LDYS England.

Can I also take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who voted for me and a huge massive thanks to Jade Farrington for asking me to consider standing as a GEM and Martyn Hencher for recommending that I stand for Policy Committee.
Thanks to Jade Farrington for the step to step guide of how add links.
Please you use the links if any of them interest you.

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Many of my friends in LDYS have been recounting why they joined the Liberal Democrats so I thought I would start my blog by doing the same and since it is just over a year it would be nice.

When I returned from Malawi in May 2002 I was a little disappointed to see that the outside world was doing very little for a very poor country which had problems with maize shortage which saw many come to death due to hunger.

Paul Marsden, Liberal Democrat MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham then announced that he would be flying to Malawi in Southern Africa for one week to raise awareness of the famine that threatened thirteen million people. This was my introduction to the Liberal Democrats.

Before I travelled to Malawi in June 2001 I had been interested in politics but had never ever thought of joining a party.

Since Paul Marsden's visit I always followed what the Liberal Democrats were up in relation the issues that interested me (Constitutional Affairs, Education, Foreign & Commonwealth Relations and International Development).

Soon after I realised that the Liberal Democrats were a serious party and that they were the real opposition to the Labour government. The Conservatives who were then under the leadership of Iain Duncan Smith (altogether now... who?) never really had any replies or alternatives to what the government were up to and just seem to disunited to be able to do anything. So then on 17th February 2003 while on the Liberal Democrats website I decided that I would join the party. I paid my £5 membership using my credit card and on Monday 24th I received my membership card and after two weeks wrote to my local party membership secretary that I had joined the party. Soon after Councillor Jon Hunt who was then a candidate for the Perry Barr ward in the council election wrote to me to say that there was a local party meeting soon, which I attended and as they say the rest is History.

Just over a year on I am very pleased I took the step that I did on 17th February 2003.