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.