May 1, 2010
Frying pan or fire – The lesser of two evils?
An hour and a half in a darkened room with politicians at an election debate or to be confronted by a cantering toddler and an opened tin of bitumen in the confines of a kitchen? What a choice.
It’s rare to find politics on the Guesthouse East blog but even rarer (thank goodness) to endure ineptitude and inexperience on an epic scale, with candidates for the parliamentary Eastbourne seat fending questions from a business audience.
The Labour man failed to turn up, the BNP dandy, complete with cravat, was 20 minutes late (apparently held up at a local police station for a case relating to treason – “It’s a good ‘un” – was his official explanation), with the UKIP chap genuinely questioning whether small businesses suffered when seeking procurement contracts due to ‘big business back-handers’. You really couldn’t make this up.
On a more positive note, our kitchen floor has arguably the finest water-proofing in town thanks to the solid layer of bitumen now in place, courtesy of the toddler and the remnants he found in a tin in the back garden.
Thank goodness for the trip to the French market on the promenade this morning (lovely crepe, thankyouverymuch), and the Magnificent Motors display along the lawns.