Take a seat – With words

“Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he will believe you, but tell him that a park bench has wet paint upon it and he will have to touch it just to make sure”



Here are the words of some bench plaques actually found around the UK, mainly affixed by pranksters, but then again they could be genuine…

‘In memory of Roger Ucklesby who hated this park and everyone in it.’


‘In memory of Rene Lauener (1916 -1993) who liked to sit down.’


‘This bench is dedicated to the men who lost the will to live whilst following their partners around the shoe shops of Chester.’


‘They Could Do With A Bench Here.’


A question of life or death?

DefibA slight deviation from the usual picture postcard but this appealed to my sense of humour and love of anything bizarre or quirky.  Is it just me?

The Co-op has an ongoing project of providing defibrillators in the local community. Ours is outside the local Co-op store but this example a few miles from us caught my eye recently.  it is on the wall of a funeral directors premises (the Co-op of course).  It seems ironic that a business whose very existence relies on death should provide equipment designed to keep people alive! Apparently, these are funded from the 5p carrier bag levy. Full marks to the Co-op.