First the link to last months referral statistics http://michaelsbookshop.com/laptop213/ for the other local bloggers, who link to this site, this is some sort of indicator of how their blog ranks in comparison to the other local blogs.
The counter thing on the side of this blog says that there were 59,195 visits last month, I don’t for one moment believe that all of these visits were genuine readers, but I do think this blog has a growing readership, and I guess I have some responsibility to write something interesting.
A mixture of spam, crazy comments, way off topic comments, rude and unpleasant comments, has become an increasing problem, any help with this would be appreciated, I delete a fair amount but things are bound to get through that shouldn’t.
The Gazette is covering the Royal Sands on the Pleasurama site in Ramsgate again today, here is the link to the article http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Developer-s-bid-growth-grant-cash/story-18022988-detail/story.html
There is a sense here of the developer looking for money to finance what is fundamentally a new build on a high risk flood zone with no flood risk assessment, and having found no private sector takers hoping for public money.
The site has already had had a large amount of public money spent on it, I am fairly certain that most of the highways work was paid for by KCC and absolutely certain that most of the £1m spent on the cliff, so far, has come out of TDC coffers.
There is of course the sense that getting on with anything is preferable to the ongoing building site, there is also the ongoing concern about the public liability for maintaining the cliff and sea defence.
The cost of lunch for a five day week is a tricky one, even the £2 mounts up to £10 per week, but a useful addition to my lunchtime now is Gerrys in Albert Square with a baguette and a sit down for £3.
The salad aspect is much better too, I guess the photo gives you a fairly good idea of what of expect.
I was surprised that there is no mention of Gerrys on http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk and have filled out their form to get it listed.
There is a bit more on the Cllr Zita Wiltshire resignation in the Gazette see http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Zita-turns-Tory-group/story-18022587-detail/story.html personality clashes apparently, as these have to have been within the Conservative group, there is a sense of investigative journalism failing to get at the nub of the matter here.