There is no doubt that we live in interesting times . Just as I want to comment on last week's KM Extra quotes from Brian White, TDC's Head of Development Services who is Doug Brown's boss with responsibility for Planning , and other serious issues that militate against open government and democracy, Mrs Biggles is telling me I only have a short time to pack and then get on our way to Penrith in Cumbria for a wedding tomorrow.
Why are weddings like trolleybuses? I have not been to a wedding for years ,other than the ones that cost me a fortune as 'Father of The Bride' and now we have two to go to; tomorrow and on Saturday! If the car stands the journeys, I will return on Monday.
The last time Bertie was out of Thanet, someone did a 'jimmy' (see ECR's Thanisaurus) on the Scenic Railway and I wasn't able to get some original pictures of my own to commerate the unhappy event. But now that it's going to have its own 'allotment' fence, at least one hopes the rest of it will survive whilst I am away.
I had hoped to leave readers to chat amongst yourselves happily until my return, but the more perceptive will realise that the opening moves of Thanet Blog War 2 have begun as 'Strife' attracts a 'Nimby'. I think we have a Councillor on site who has not really grasped what Bertie is about at the moment. It's funny how this is the start of the second wave by those who would rather murky business was shrouded in secrecy and kept that way. So to stop this nonsense going on whilst I am hitting the Pimms tomorrow afternoon and on Saturday, I will have to put up Comment Moderation and sift through comments on my return. (Not as technical as Simon Moores and Tony Flaig with their long-distance blog site running, Im afraid.)
By the way, if anyone is interested, the picture is not mine but I am sure my parents will not mind me showing you a very happy day in their lives. If I have breached anyone's copyright please feel free to leave details so I can contact you to offer my apologies and then take down the offending item or obtain retrograde consent or pay a fee.
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