Friday, 11 July 2008

Genesis 1:5


Sorry about my absence - couple of weeks at the plantation and a spot of skiing in Chile. Back to the grindstone. I share this picture with my readers out of desperation. I mentioned previously that we are blessed at Diplotown with a very sparse distribution of street lights, unfortunately one of the three is just opposite Diplo Hall - this has not been a problem since it packed up nearly a year ago. Guess what ? I was awakened from a post-prandial snooze with a start, massaging the keyboard imprint from my forehead, I peered out of the window of the front office to see a Lights-4-U wagon pull up and make preparations to fix the street lamp. I tried to point out to the operative that this was entirely unnecessary and that I would be happy to damage the bulb for him before it was installed - "not on your life - more than my ...." .. I ran inside and started sewing up black out curtains. Surely in these days of environmental concern and budgetary constraints we'd be doing the world a favour if we left broken street lights well alone.

4 comments:

A F-A said...

Welcome back Diplo! You have been missed....not least for your ability to take a photo without getting yourself in it.....

As for the light problem, surely there is an asbo-ised teenie in the area who, for a pint of Diamond Light, would hurl a few well-aimed stones?

Diplomat said...

alas - not in Diplotown !

Toby Savage said...

Use the twelve bore. We won't let on.

Peter Ashley said...

No need for stones or twelve bores. I'll just come round and take the bulb out with my hankie.