My thanks to contributor MK for this lovely picture of an urban fox in Ramsgate, taken a few nights ago.
For foxes it is that time of year for vixens to attract foxes and my daughter rang me at 2 am the other evening to ask me to come over to her house as some-one was banging her wheely bins and scrabbling around outside her house. The culprits were not burglars or Thanet chavs but a fox and vixen caught in flagrante delicto!
On the subject of love and passion and Facebook security in general, it is just possible that our former Margate Mayoress might like to consider her Facebook site details and who her 'friends' are, as the cautionary tale below highlights so wonderfully.
I finish, this evening with a joke sent to me by a new contributor to Strife.
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken wall for TDC. One from London, another from Dover and the third from Thanet.
They go with a TDC Officer to examine the wall. The London contractor takes out his note-book and gets scribbling into it as he measures the wall in detail. "Well" he says, " I figure the job will run about £2,000: £900 for materials; £700 for my crew and £400 profit for me."
The Dover contractor does some measuring and figuring and then says, " I can do this for £1,600: £800 for materials; £500 for my crew and £300 profit for me."
The Thanet contractor doesn't do any measuring or even get his pencil and notebook out but leans over to the TDC Officer and whispers, " £3, 600".
The TDC Officer, incredulous, says, " You didn't even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?"
The Thanet contractor whispers back, " £1000 for me, £1000 for you and I hire the guy from Dover as a sub-contractor to do the job."
"Done", says the Officer. And that is how it all works.