THURSDAY 18th October
Oh! What a beautiful morning! Glorious clear blue skies and ample sunshine, so warm and bright that "sitting out" is certainly a good idea. And that's exactly what I did. I visited an old friend at Staveley House in Dalton where is did find him sitting out in the gardens enjoying the lovely sunshine. No need even for a jacket. I hope this weather persists for the weemend when I'm at Ascot for Champions Day!! I had a job at Aldingham and the views over the Bay were truly lovely. Don't we live in a lovely part of the world? I regularly thank my lucky stars that I chose to come to Ulverston in 1971!
WEDNESDAY 17th October
A very pleasant and noticeably warm day. The rain has gone away adn I hjope it stays away as I am off to Ascot Races on Saturday for "Champions Day". Always a truly fabulous event, and at, probably, the best Race Course in the world. All the best horses and all the best Jockeys will be there so I hope I have a touch of luck and pick a winner, or two! I watched the first episode of the new drama on tv last night, "Informer". Oooooh! Another serial to revel in. And of course, it's the final episode of "The Cry" on Sunday. Brilliant stuff.
TUESDAY 15th October
What a glorious day on Monday, wonderful blue skies and lots of sunshine. Such a change from the last few days. I attended the Ulverston Council Meeting at the Coronation Hall last evening. During the Public Participation period I was able give a speech regarding the unacceptable situation regarding the Traffic Chaos caused at Canal Head by the Utilities Company. The traffic hold-ups, the damage to the local economy, the trouble to all citizens, schoolchildren, emergency services etc etc. I am pleased to say that my speech went down well and so I stayed until the topic was discussed by the Council. Much was said and the entire council agreed that the situation was intolerable and that it should not be permitted to happen again. The Council suffer from constraints of course, and must abide by the Law and the best they can do is to bring the matter to the attention of the Secretary of State, Highways England, Cumbria County Council and any other influential party. Let's hope something is done, and done quickly. For all our sakes.