Last Wednesday we took a trip to Deal near Dover in Kent.
The driver was being guided by sat-nav so I wasn’t surprised when we veered off the motorway and proceeded down a country lane. Your intrepid reporter started worrying when we started ducking branches and leaves and the lane narrowed to the width of a horse and cart.
When we arrived in Deal, I know they said it was sleepy and quiet but I didn’t expect to see tumble weed to be blowing down the high street.
I asked a native what the ball was on top of a building. He said: “Well, young sir, when the ball drops it tell us its one or two o’clock precisely”. I pointed to my watch saying “why don’t you have one of these”! He pointed at the watch and with hands waving shouted “the devils creation – be gone”.
As we drove away from this charming fishing port, I swear I saw LORD LUCAN wave at me from the fisherman’s arms.
By your ACE reporter EL MOANO (Ken)