Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

Good morning and welcome to another year of Mustard Seed Shavings - on the one hand very insignificant, on the other medium spicy and on the third a disaster of planning and a giant metaphor. As Spike Milligan once said, 'Never let the left hand know what the right middle hand is doing.'

This is MSS's sixth year of trying to help people to think whilst using enough entertaining techniques to get readers to pop back for another visit. Thanks for dropping in again - maybe this year will be the year you lose your feedback virginity and leave a comment? It would be nice.

It is lucky there is any content here at all if the advice of the M5 Cheltenham roadworks were to be taken:

Narrow lanes
Remain in place for 12 days over Christmas for your own safety

A ferocious argument ensued as to whether or not to park up and enjoy Christmas there for the sake of education about language precision. It was the line break that did it. Proof-reading road signs would be a job wouldn't it? Meanwhile, as we have pointed out before, the M5 still offers the reassurance of:

Coffee available
inside 24 hours

Fast food or what?

And the A446 has replaced 'slow children' with 'stop children when red lights show.'

The top of Wraxall Hill was warning us of 'Floo' which has been spelt better but still been a problem locally.

Here's to a petty new year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2 trips away and therefore 4 journeys through the narrow lanes which remain in place for our safety (assuming the intended meaning)and lots of 'discussions' ensuing each time. Who are they kidding? How can the narrow lanes be for our safety?
Wouldn't it be nice to see
'Lower speed limit remains in place because it's too much trouble to change the narrow lanes just for the holiday period'
Dream on