Friday, 21 January 2011

Go to work on an egg!

 An early start today to try to avoid the morning traffic so that I'd not be late for school assembly.  However, rush hour must have begun earlier than usual because there was already a big jumble at the Stockman's Lane flyover.  If everyone thinks that they can jump the red light then you end up with the centre area blocked and no one can move ... so the next time there's a break in the traffic ... more people jump the red light so they won't have to wait a second longer .... !  As a system - it doesn't work!  It just changes the colour of the cars that are parked in the middle of the road.
 I bought some fresh free range eggs yesterday so had already had a good breakfast before joining the lemmings.
Anyhow, I arrived at the wee school in ample time and parked beside the frosty pavement at the railings.  Temperatures were still minus six degrees Celsius even though the sun was up and the sky a beautiful blue.
 You'll probably see these next two or three pictures again ... traffic moved so slowly on Tate's Avenue that I took these out of the car window.  On top of the bridge they stand - huge recycled figures.
 I need to walk along here and take proper pictures - there's nowhere to stop just at that point.
Public art really does so much good - it lifts your spirits, makes you smile and causes you to think in a different way.  The proposed gigantic one for the Broadway roundabout is causing a lot of debate at present ... in my opinion you can't measure the "feel good" factor that such things bring.
 So, some nice day the dog and I will have a proper walk along here and get the details.
The same goes for two wee trains that finish off the walls ... today the frost had made the 'people' look very interesting ... but again, no where to stop just then so a quick snap when passing was all I could do.  At least the traffic was moving slowly!
Nothing too startling today ... just a very pleasant start to the day in beautiful weather - cold but beautiful.

Eternal God and Father,
whose Son at supper prayed that his disciples might be one,
as he is one with you:
Draw us closer to him,
that in common love and obedience to you
we may be united to one another
in the fellowship of the one Spirit,
that the world may believe that he is Lord,
to your eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

Book of Common Prayer

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