Thursday, 23 December 2010

Day off ramble

Theoretically today is the busiest shopping day of the year, my bookshop closes on Thursdays and today is no exception so I shall be none the wiser.

Two top stories in the local news today one being the hairdresser in Queen Street Ramsgate Marcello Marino has obtained express planning permission from TDC to put up the posters of his wife.

This one made the national papers too and I tried to work out what it was about, I think the council saw it terms of planning permission for putting up a poster and the Ramsgate Society in terms of offence because of what his wife didn’t have on. Or maybe not as apparently BBC had to issue a full apology to the Ramsgate Society Chairman for misquoting him on their website.

The other top story in the news today is about the Benedictine monks leaving St Augustine’s Abbey in Ramsgate, I covered this story in October 2009 see http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2009/10/monks-to-leave-ramsgate.html and was a bit surprised to see it coming up now, here are some pictures of the abbey http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/610/id10.htm to give you some idea of what is involved.

The aspect of this that I found most interesting was the way the sale of part of the monastery went pear shaped, I did put this at the bottom of a rather convoluted post http://thanetonline.blogspot.com/2010/10/shipwrights-winning-jobs-struggle-with.html

Strangest to me, locally this week that is the way the video of last Thursdays council meeting appeared apart from the bit about the leadership consultation, however once on the slippery slope of changing what happens at an election, there is no telling what the council may omit.

I will ramble on as time permits.

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations and thank You to Marcello. The pictures of his wife brighten up this otherwise dingy part of town.

    I wish that I had sufficient hair to warrant a visit to his establishment.

    Those that consider his pictures "inappropriate" should know that life itself is a sexually transmitted disease that is always fatal.

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  2. Michael, you should be aware that the BBC had to issue a full apology to the Ramsgate Society Chairman for mis-quoting him on their website.

    You are perpetuating a lie.

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  3. Too right John

    Readit, thanks, I get the feeling that the story about the story may be more interesting than the story, I will try Jocelyn for a quote

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  4. LOL Those that consider his pictures "inappropriate" should know that life itself is a sexually transmitted disease that is always fatal. STILL LAUGHING

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  5. Still chuckling to myself

    life itself is a sexually transmitted disease that is always fatal.

    HEEE HEEE

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  6. Think Don needs to get out more ;) haha

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