06/01/2014 at 22:24
Couldn't agree with you more James. However, I can't join the 'fun' about Joe. I've seen him on TV, but alas, never met him....yet! Why the crack about balding? Now at the age of 74, I appear to be gaining a high forehead. I'll accept the saying. High forehead, great wisdom.
Front gardens. I moved into my flat in 1964 on a council estate, close to Eltham Palace. It was like a tiny hamlet. The oldies of the day, took Val and me under their wing. Each dwelling had a respectible front garden. Well trimmed hedge etc. Then times changed. The motor car. Good servant but. A dreadful enemy. The local council at first opposed the front garden parkin lot. Gradually they turned a blind eye. There existed at one point the guideline. Two rows of paving slabs to drive and park upon. Soon all that went to the wind. A few doors away from me. The guy burried iron bed frames and all sorts of things, under eighteen inches of concrete. Pity the poor S** who next takes up the tenanancy and wants a front garden.