Monday, June 23, 2008

To the lighthouse

To Southwold yesterday. It was a delight being there. Reminded me that what I really want is to live near a small lighthouse. Also reminded me that you can't have a grief-free day out in the South of England. On our return the roundabout where the A12 met the M25 was completely grid-locked and the queue must have been going back for miles. By taking evasive action we eventually got on to a North Circular Road that appeared to be closed entirely in one direction. By the time we got home it takes about an hour to shake off the frustrations of the journey. Given that, and the price of a tank of petrol, is it worth it?


  1. DH: you're half way their don't you work near a little light house in KX?

  2. Anonymous8:21 pm

    Ah, but that particular lighthouse (according to a GLR Robert Elms show in the mid nineties) is the last remaining 'oyster house' lighthouse. Once common across London, they were erected to let the illiterate population know 'here be bivalves'. And presumably it will shortly be torn down. Bah! Let's start a campaign right here right now!

  3. I thought it was "belltower" for some kind of evangelical 1920's urban mission, shining alight on the poor, lost and bewildered of area!