Thursday, 3 January 2019

New Year, New Colour, New Great Britain in about 85 days...

And about time too!

To celebrate our imminent exit from the disastrous EU, Scrobs has decreed that the colours of the posts, the layout etc, will change to reflect a little brown for Brexit, a smattering of other colours to welcome chums from elsewhere, a little green somewhere because I like Irish and Welsh people as well, and a subtle change from the italics because they get on my nerves - even though my handwriting (if that's what a spidery, illegible scrawl is called), is in that category, and would look similar in real life!

2019!

It'll be a fabulous year!

I sincerely hope it will be the same, or even better for all my chums out there and here!

7 comments:

goosegirl said...

Mr Obliging, please may I make a small suggestion? As you quite rightly said re- leaving the EU and to rediscover what made us such a great nation in the first place, perhaps we should all club our minds together and design a new flag. Actually I really like Banksie's painting as you approach the Dover terminal. Just a suggestion.

A K Haart said...

I find it easier to read although the other version wasn't a problem. I like the look of it too - restrained but interesting I'd say.

Michael said...

There'll be an awful lot of car number plates to Snopak out the dreadful blue starry rubbishy emblem plonked on the side!

'Graffiti' isn't my best side though. Being a brickwork admirer, to see so much superb workmanship plastered with inane, thoughtless scribble doesn't really do anything for me, except understand the fact that we pay squillions to get it removed!

And if you were near Dover, why didn't you call me and drop by?

Michael said...

Thank you Mr H!

I was getting certain headaches everytime I switched on, and while I like green things, it was beginning to irk the soul...

I've only changed a couple of times, and can't remember what the earlier posts looked like, as the cache won't tell me!

goosegirl said...

Ah Mike, this painting by Banksie was on the side of a tatty building that had been rendered a long time ago and it's genuinely very impressive (see this link: https://inspiringcity.com/2018/02/09/banksy-mural-in-dover-shows-workman-chipping-away-at-the-eu-flag/). I would have given you a ring but we were in a coach that was 5th in line for the next ferry on our way to Ypres, and I didn't think you'd appreciate being invaded by a load of shooting nutters and their wives. You'd only have to say "Would anyone like a shot of gin or whatever"? and they'd rifle your drinks cabinet faster than you could say but tell you what, they'd sure know how to insert a cartridge the right way round into your soda syphon.

Michael said...

Thanks Goosey!

That approach road to Dover docks is one of the most depressing areas imagineable, with ugly towering blocks of flats plonked on the sea side, and a dire dual carriageway to crawl along while you sometimes watch your ferry back out and disappear over the horizon...

I always wanted to buy that little hotel by the gates, the one with the old red phone box in the front garden...

goosegirl said...

It surely is one of the worst places to see and can't imagine anyone wanting to live there with the constant roar of passing traffic. I'd rather live in a cave!