Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thoughts about next summer ...

A couple of weeks ago, on a glorious autumn afternoon, I walked along the sea-front in Bognor.
I came across this magnificent piece of Victorian municipal architecture ...

It took me several days, and a new piece of hardware, (well - a USB cable that those kind people at Vodaphone gave me for nothing!) to work out how to retrieve this image from my new mobile phone.

"Wouldn't that be a wonderful alfresco venue for a folk club?" I thought.

I shared this outrageous notion with our MC.
"Hmm..." said he!


parkingspaceman said...

We've just received our first Xmas card (thank you, Phine), it's not even December, and here you are thinking on next summer! Did you miss a brilliant career in Strategic Planning?

Did you get a picture of this place in the rain? That might have been a better indication of how it'd be in the June to September period. I forget who it was who wrote that in England, the problem is that we pretend to have a Summer, when we have no such thing.

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

"Picture ... in the rain?"

No, the Sun always shines when I visit Bognor.
The singular exception was that day a few years ago when the pier got washed/got blown away.

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

How about another canal trip next year?
'Yes' or 'No' will do.

London Apprentice said...

Isn't it wonderful to have vision; to be able to dream and make your dreams come true? If you can afford to. Although battered by time & tide I am still able to dream. I dream of turning a young lady's head. I dream of running for the bus straining to reach the hand of the pretty conductress now held out and willing me to be snatched aboard and into the bosom of her ticket machine. I dream of being liked and of liking my fellow-man again. I dream of details too rather like Scrivener and his Wretch who has a special USB lead for his Dogsbody.
I don't dream of Parkingspaceman. Those are nightmares. However, I would pay money to have him play the Victorian Bognor bandstand for an evening in the rain. This I want to see. Indeed I will hang on to life until this dream comes true - nothing less.
Yes I like to dream

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

Do I detect some support from London Apprentice here?
... or am I dreaming?

Outa_Spaceman Being: 52 said...

I'm not sure I was as skeptical as the 'Hmmm..' you attributed to me makes me sound.

In fact I even went to the trouble of visiting the council offices to find out how we could get to use the (not Victorian by any stretch of the imagination) bandstand.

Turns out its a little more complex than just visiting the council offices.

Outa_Spaceman Being: 52 said...

BTW you could have sent your photos to your computer via the Bluetooth protocol.

Dogsbody, Scrivener and Wretch said...

Now, “Hmm …” can mean a lot of things.
It all depends on the vocal inflexion.
I apologise to you, OSM, that I so summarised your reaction.
Your response was certainly NOT sceptical.
On the contrary, it demonstrated consideration, enthusiasm and encouragement.

Now, ‘bluetooth protocol’ … what’s that?

parkingspaceman said...

Isn't 'bluetooth' a kind of whale?