Just got back from a nice relaxing holiday on the sunny Adriatic coast, and I hear there’s been another murder and Kennedy’s Sausages are to close down; both, in their different ways, indicators of a direction for the area I’m unhappy about.
I haven’t read all the news about the murder in Burgess Park, so I’ll hold fire (no pun intended) on that for now, except to wonder: is crime going up around here? Or is it just being more commented upon? That is, is this just anecdotal evidence of an increase?
As for Kennedy’s, I can’t claim to be bitterly upset about it; although they had their fans, I always found the selection far too limited and they hadn’t moved with the times. It’s a shame to see one of the long‐time independents disappear from the area, however, and I’ll miss their landmark signage. One can only wonder what marvel of 21st‐century low‐cost, high‐turnover, disposable consumerist society will replace it.
Sorry if I seem to be in a bad mood; I’ve just come back from a country where vegetables taste like they’re supposed to, and been forced to buy the bland imitations we sell in the high street here.