I am delighted to see that the recession is well and truly over.
We are back in the days of throwing money around as if we had our own private mints.
This must be the case with our Council anyway, as they are spending like there is no tomorrow.
In the last few weeks they have spent a small fortune on paint to create a traffic island which [if you obeyed it, which nobody will] actually introduces a traffic hazard as it creates a blind bend.
They have ripped up a stretch of road down to the foundations and relayed it, simply because there were a couple of pot holes that could easily have been patched. Needless to say, within a few days someone dug up a bit of it again, so the pot holes are back.
They have erected a set of pedestrian lights that no one asked for, no one wants, and that certainly are going to be ignored by motorists and pedestrians alike as there is absolutely no need for them at all.
They have half closed a very busy road in order to narrow down a pavement so that a cycle lane can be widened by about six inches.
Of course, all of this is being done by the council that spent somewhere around four million on a work of art. They called it a pedestrian bridge across the N11 but they must be mistaken, as it goes nowhere and I have never seen anyone use it.
It must be nice to have so much money to waste on fripperies?
Or maybe they do know something?
Maybe there is no tomorrow?