May 31st, 2011


Things you don't want to see

Having popped out to go shopping at Tesco not long before it closed on Sunday, there was some curiosity from those in the carpark there as the local police helicopter flew over and hovered a few hundred metres to the south.

And on departing with my goods, I decided to take the route home that uses the road into the town centre, rather than the one that goes round the bypass (there's usually very little in it as far as travel times are concerned).

Coming over the railway bridge by the station, I was suddenly faced by what appeared to be a sea of flashing blue lights. Six police cars, the road closed, and definitely not a good scene.

According to the news, a man in his 60s, driving a red Mazda, had struck two small children, killing one of them.

I strongly suspect that someone at the White Bear pub will have seen something - it was a nice day, and that pub has tables out the front by the road.


For those who follow me, but not bellinghwoman, here is her set of pictures of the Kitties

Last night (their second with us) we gave them freer run of the house. Saki decided that burrowing under the duvet with us was a good idea - this appears to be something imprinted into the DNA of Abbies. Toto is somewhat less brave than his sister and didn't do so, but the pair were to be found on the covers this morning.

They definitely approve of the main staircase, which has a narrow ledge outside the bannisters along the upper landing such that when the stairs bend through 180 degrees, this ledge provides a perch above the lower steps from where they can see into the hallway and kitchen. It's an ideal place for them to sit and watch the world.