||Hello again good @ Sheringham readers. And
welcome to Feb. Yes well it can only get better. Oh yes, its official January 24th
was the most dreary and depressing day of the year. And just how do we know such a thing?
Well thats easy cause some sad Uni. Algebra freak came up with the equation
and the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything! Even I could have told
him it was 42.
|Well thats enough of hitchhikers guide to the
galaxy and we move swiftly on. Now what was it Oscar Wilde wrote? Oh yes, There is
only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. And boy
oh boy wouldnt he love the latest controversy in this dainty little provincial
backwater? Yes, all you serious theatre buffs and raincoat brigade, this is your moment
and your chance to book the front row seats of the Little Theatre as soon as you can. As
Im sure youll all be wanting to ensure you get to espy the gripping full
frontal nudity that Salome has to offer.
Now then I know that some of you, well quite few actually, found this news quite
disturbing and upset the good-taste mongers, feeling that this performance belittled the
tastefulness and integrity of the town. But you know, in all fairness, the Little Theatre
programme did warn you just what was entailed and to be quite frank isnt it about
time you all got abreast of the situation? Sorry, just my little booby joke there, oh
there I go again. Please somebody stop me! MAUD! PASS ME MY PRESCRIPTION! Personally I
cant for the life of me figure out what all the fuss is about really. I mean
its not as if its the first time weve had bare uncovering of the female
form. For example if my memory serves me correctly, Stage Directs courageous Linda
Clements bared her upper curvature in Nell Dunns Steaming a year or two ago with no
ill effects and which, as I recall never raised any more than the blood pressure of the
old chap on the front row! That little revelation, unlike todays, did not make the
national broad sheets.
And that was not all that put Sheringham on a wider footing. On Jan.18 2005 Sheringham
made the 10-o clock National news. Firmly and indelibly broadcasting our good selves to
the greater populous. However I believe it served not only as a register of the anti Tesco
feeling but also a useful boost to Tescos ever increasing profit margins. I was
interested that very few of the interviewees that expressed a negative attitude actually
spoke with any sort of local accent! And of course with the lack of news on that sore
subject its all become as exciting as a 40 thousand-pound cruise of the Solent! As
beautiful as the Isle of Wight is, if one only had a 10 thousand-pound cabin without so
much as a porthole, the view probably became as stimulating as watching the ink dry on
your tattoo. And there endeth the lesson, you see what they should have done, is taken a
modest journey over to sunny Sheringham and booked themselves in to one of
Sheringhams newest ventures for a creative tattoo or body piercing all of their own.
I for one can hardly wait. But as yet havent worked out exactly where to etch the
permanent work of art. However on sleeping on it. I awoke in a cowardly cold sweat.
Bemused as to just why anyone with an ounce of brain, would want to impale upon his or her
person, a metallic nail. Adorned with semiprecious jewels or otherwise, through their
navel, ear, eyebrow, cheek, lip, tongue and dare I say it, delicate little places where
the sun nee shineth oft. I only hope the young naked nubile lady in Wildes March
production hasnt any sparkling ornaments as the reflections from the follow spot
might just blind the ladies in the back row to say the least. But all joking aside I wish
do wish them well and good luck to them (Thats the new tattoo shop not the ladies in
the back row! Oh you know what I mean)
Well talking of new business coming to town. I hear we are soon to welcome Done into our
fold. Thus taking the place of Hunts the outfitters. (No Tesco involvement there) Now it
depends on your perspective on this one, and just how you pronounce Done as
in with a magic E or Dun as in brown, but I suspect the latter,
for some, feel we (the town) have been.
|The change of use, we were led to believe was for the
financial or catering related industries. This as it turns out, to our NNDC planners,
means glorified bookies falls into one or other of those categories. So I guess my new
proposed lap-dancing club/ brothel will be filed as recreational educative elements of
health, fitness, and catering and light entertainment. And so I see from my travels that
the Sheringham Development Co. have at long last courteously now cleared the ground in
Cremer Street in readiness for my new venture!! NO ! NO! Only kidding! (Dont want
any letters) And oh how I marvelled on how clever it was for these skilful planners in
managing to encompass a small village within the confines of a second class postage stamp!
But more on that next time perhaps.
Well thats it for this time folks, hope you all have a great Valentines Day.
Take care now. Vic.
|What Choice Do You Have?
Have you heard of the Governments health initiative called Choose and
Book? Do you know what it means? How will it work in North Norfolk? What difference
will it make to you and your family? If you want to find out the answers to these
questions and more, come along to a meeting in public of North Norfolk Patient and Public
Involvement Forum at 2 pm on Friday 11th February in Cromer Parish Hall, High Street,
Cromer. Dr Rob Colebrook of North Norfolk Primary Care Trust has been invited to talk to
the Forum and the public about Choose and Book and to answer questions about
how it will work and what it will mean for local people. If you would like to raise
questions through the Forum in advance or find out more information, please contact Julie
Colebrook, the North Norfolk PPI Forum Facilitator on 01603 774324 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org