Hmm. I've been rustling around in that old plastic bag full of papers which I was about to put in the recycling and come up with one or two interesting snippets.
Like the minutes of a meeting held on 4 January which was attended by a senior councillor, three TDC officers and a representative of CGP, the people who want to plonk a Chinese business park on top of our lovely aquifer here on the island. The discussion appears to have turned to future visits by Chinese dignitaries, and the provision of 'branded gifts' such as:
- TDC cufflinks
- Embossed pens
- Glass paperweights with Thanet scene at bottom
- Turner picture enlarged as a scroll of Margate seafront
The meeting then appears to have gone on to discuss DVDs and Powerpoint presentations (yawn) in both English and Chinese, before turning to this little gem:
Signs as you enter Thanet (saying): Welcome to Thanet, the home of Chinese Globalisation in English and Chinese.
The decision was seemingly taken to hold discussions regarding the signs 'when planning permission is in place'. But why wait? I've had my team of top Photoshop designers mock the sign up - whaddya think?
Now, what else is there in that bag...