Thursday, June 07, 2007


Sniffing around the blog of our local doctor/councillor councillor/doctor last night, I spied a piece of interesting news.

Of course, I wouldn't ordinarily have been lurking there had it not been for a tip-off from one of my vast band of loyal readers that Dr Simes had been bitten by the same dog twice in the space of a few months whilst riding his bicycle. The hound goes by the name of 'Roly', and I was intending to point out that, despite past animosities between Lord Simes and myself, I only possess a cat, Bertie the Burmese, and that training him to do anything more than sleep all day would test the patience of a saint.

So imagine my surprise when I discovered a comment from our local bibliobloke and dogged Pleasurama digger Michael Child. In it he reveals that he has spoken to the architect of the long-awaited Pleasurama development here in Ramsgate, who has told him that our crumbling cliff will be repaired by the council this autumn, in preparation for the start of construction on the site in spring 2008 (a year behind schedule, but never mind).

Quite why he decided to break this important Ramsgate news in such an obscure way, on a little-read blog based in the tawdry Tory north of the island, is beyond me. Still, I suppose we only have the word of the architect, and it was an architect who told us the Turnip Centre would be opening in 2004.


Anonymous said...

You should ask Micheal to put you on his nailing list and he'll happily bombard you with news.

So apparently they don't need piles anymore (who does?) and can fix the cliff ahead of construction.


Eastcliff Richard said...

Yep - piles are out, augurs are in. Whatever they are. Still, as you say, got to be better than piles.

Anonymous said...

Piles are just a pain in the arse.
'MR X'

Eastcliff Richard said...

Ah! Mr X! What was your award winning joke? Oh yes...

What's pink and wrinkly and hangs out your trousers? Your mum!

Still makes me chuckle.

Anonymous said...

The latest is that the good doctor has formed a posse commitatus of cycling councillors. Sandy on a trike etc and they are going to cause total gridlock by local politicians of the said promenenade to assert their dominance over the wayward lurcher.

That could put you in a jam-poli Roly

Anonymous said...

hope you are following the debate on the good doctor site.

"Magna Carta" man seems to be having another wind up of the egovernance expert.

On the one hand there is the good doctor with his ideas about how we should ecommunicate with authority to deal with things like belligerent lurchers.

Magna Carta man seems more in favour of his rights to bear arms and to shoot the f-cking hound (and its owners, and the police who might come to the aid of the owners).

What is worrying is that Magna Carta man may be a psychopath but appears to have the law on his side.

Justin Brown said...

Perhaps it's about time that all these cycle-paths were removed and replaced with crazy paving, instead.
Perhaps people would then understand where they stood, albeit in the way of some nutter on a bike.