Friday, December 30, 2005

A Look into My Crystal Ball

It’s as cold as ever I can remember it in Thanet outside this morning and the covered shop awnings in the village at Westgate are providing a little relief from the biting wind and sleet.

The bad weather apparently wasn’t enough to prevent vandals having “a go” at the repairs to Westgate station and I suspect that any efforts there will be two steps forward one step backwards attempt at bringing it up to standard, whatever that might be in this day and age.

Manston’s weather is giving a temperature of zero Celsius and the Birchington weather station is giving -5.7 degrees C with the wind chill. Anyway you look at it, there’s very little reason to venture outside, as I keep telling my dog.

The local paper is full of optimistic New Year predictions from the usual suspects, which with several of the “mug shots”, somehow reminds me of the film “The Adams Family Reunion.” Council Leader, Sandy Ezekiel desperately needs a new and more reader friendly press photograph which is less like Fester Adams and I’ll leave you to make up your own minds on the others.

My own prediction for 2006 is that work progress on building on the Turner Contemporary will be, well exactly where it is today and that the traffic chaos around Westwood Cross will increase. Of course, my predictions are notoriously inaccurate but I wonder?

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