Editor's Blog Nov 11th 2011 - Poppies
An amazing fact it’s the 11/11/11 but it’s not really, its 2011, but you know how people love to get into numerology. Still it is significant; in so much as it is the day our forces poppy sellers take to the streets and if you haven’t got one already, you can buy one, lose it by lunchtime and buy another one or two before you get home. It’s the bloody pins - they don’t stay in. Still it is a day I’ve known all my life and watching the cenotaph parade in London as a child it somehow brings that pride in one’s country that is often sadly lacking in these modern times. Nothing like a good conflict to rally the troops I suppose.
Editor's Blog Nov 08th 2011 - Highway Enforcement.
The powers are through, or so I’m led to believe, and the Highways Enforcement Agency is now waving powers of ticketing. Not content with trying to stare you down when you drive slowly past, almost daring you to stop and contemplate parking; they now also hover at bus stops and the odd licensed parking permit area.
This morning I saw them walking down Devils Tower Road in twos, as if this part of town is some sort of ghetto; I imagine they walk 4 abreast through Laguna or in the Upper town, maybe tooled up with a space pen and non-slip ink!