The natives are getting restless.

Yes, I’ll admit it’s been a little while you were last party to my innermost parking-related thoughts. In my defence, I have been away. But now I’m back and boy am I parking in Stevenage. (Yes I am.)

I came, I parked, I took a panoramic photograph.

I came, I parked, I took a panoramic photograph.

No much to report other than, thanks to a continuing tilt in the Earth’s axis, the evenings in Stevenage and surrounding villages (SASV) are getting lighter. I come home and I see daylight. My tulips are a delight, I can tell you. The crocuses were early but badly battered by the rain. The daffodils promised much, kept us waiting and ultimately disappointed. However, my tulips are a sight to behold. So I shall share them like a proud, green-fingered father.

There is bad news however. The 8.08 has lost 4 carriages. Used to have 8 but due to ‘a shortage of rolling stock’ (one announcement dubbed them ‘units’ – what’s wrong with ‘carriages’?) there are half that number. There are still the same number of passengers though… Whether this is temporary or not is unclear. We’re at the 3-week mark and with every day the suspicion grows that this may be ‘how it’s going to be’. Taking matters into my own hands, I aim to get one of 2 earlier trains, but deep down I am aggrieved.

Mystery blogger almost reveals identity.

Man discovers panorama function on phone he's had for 18 months.

Man discovers panorama function on phone he's had for 18 months.

On the same day my wife rescued a stray lamb that had been disowned by its mother and bullied by the rest of the sheep, I discovered the panorama function on my phone. Not revolutionary (and ironically I feel a little sheepish about it) but it leaves a little ghost of the edge of the first photo you took to help you align the next shot up – and then again for the third shot too. Genius! Though I’m told it’s very common… Well now you and I know it exists, so aren’t we smug!

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