Sunday, August 2, 2009

Diggin' an 'ole

We have a hole - well, holes - in the road outside the house, courtesy of the electricity board, or whatever they're called these days. There are many orange barriers which many men come and lean on at various times, gazing into the depths of the holes, looking for...what might they be looking for? There are also road cutters which are revved into action outside Sweetie's bedroom window about 9am and which do not please her one little bit...don't they know it's the school holidays? is the gist of her complaint.

Meanwhile the Guardian reported that in Scotland, 'Louise Brown' (you'd think at 91, she'd merit a 'Miss' or a 'Mrs' before her name) is on the brink of borrowing her 25,000th book from Stranraer library and is running out of large print items to borrow. I'm sure some would direct her to the talking books collection but, while I'm a big fan of talking books, it's not the same, is it? There are times you want reading matter piped directly into your head and times you want to curl up with an actual book. Go on, Stranraer, buy her some more.

3 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

Sympathies re the holes. I always wondered what those barriers were for...

I quite agree about 'proper' books. Talking books simply aren't the same. I hope they buy her some more!

Casdok said...

Hope the work men find what they are looking for and arnt outside your house for too long.

25,000 books is very impressive. I hope the do buy some more books her.

Honeysuckle said...

Hi Shirley. The holes are getting more interesting - now we have green barriers too - they know how to liven up our days!

Hey Casdok - we're away for a couple of weeks from next Monday. I'm fairly sure the holes'll still be there when we return...