Wednesday, 7 September 2016

7th September 2016 - And Back Again

Thought for the day:"A woman was being sentenced for bludgeoning her husband to death with his guitar collection.. When the judge asked "First Offender?" the reply was "No - first a Gibson - then a Fender" 
[an oldie but a goodie]

Back from the South Coast after a quick whistle stop trip ...  Weather fine and dog enjoyed chasing the ball in the back garden...

Oh - and Happy Birthday to the Severn Bridge which is 50 years old ...

Back when it opened, the cost to cross it in a car was 2d 6d - that's about 12.5p in modern money. And if you slot that figure into an inflation calculator, in today's money the toll should have risen to 95p.
The aim was to pay for the construction and maintenance of the second Severn Crossing. But, adjusted annually, using a formula based on the Retail Price Index, the cost of using the bridge has increased significantly since the Second Severn Crossing opened in 1996
The bridge cost £8m to build. Meanwhile, pre-tax profits at Severn River Crossing plc, rose from £29.4 million in 2014 to £38.8 million last year.

Back to reality now - and a mountain of paperwork and lots of photos to sort...
No peace for the wicked really ...

cheers !

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