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…not immediately obvious!

If I ever work out how a man with a shovel (or even a pizza stick or a poison-squirting thingummy!) indicates the replacement of a light bulb I’ll be sure to let you know!

And just look at the manpower required these days by WHandS* ! Not so long ago a chap would arrive with a ladder, shinny up and change the bulb and be off to the next  job. I suppose all these shiny-shirted men make the employment figures look good…


I’ll be heading off to school in 45 minu           shoot! 30 minutes!! So I don’t have a lot of time to tell you about the next installment of Travels With Dinah.

But I am planning more travels. Oh, yes! And this time, I’m unlikely to be stuck in a blizzard! This is just enough information to make some of you bolt the door and hide and for others to turn a witch-y shade of green.

And The Metropolitan Police thought the Olympics would be a headache? Hah!

No more details now. I’ll tell more when the time is right. Rotten little tease, aren’t I? 🙂



* Workplace Health and Safety.

Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

18 thoughts on “AND THE ANSWER IS…

  1. Are you going to the London Olympics??? Make sure you take a raincoat and an umbrella. It IS London, after all…

    They do the same thing here when changing bulbs and such. Several vehicles, men standing around looking up, and one guy in the cherry picker actually doing the work. Makes you wonder how many guys get paid to do nothing all day long. 😉


    • Good grief-NO! I very carefully planned to avoid the worst of the Games broo-haha. But I completely forgot the bloody Jubilee! Oh, well, it’ll be great fun anyway. Maybe I’ll even get my leg over a horse! (I’ll need a mounting block I think! 😉 )


  2. i’m not convinced that is a light pole. i believe in some cultures, that is considered a giant pizza-poking stick. lighted, perhaps, but only to aid in night pizza-poking.


  3. 😦
    I want to come, too. The house needs a roof.
    Double 😦


  4. I suppose they felt that they had to put a sign up, and grabbed the first one to hand. I still think that the sign they put up was a warning about shit shovellers. And should perhaps be on permanent display in my fair town.
    Waiting (as patiently as I can) for full details about your travels.


    • Note to foreigners: our Prime Minister and former Prime Minister are(we think) going to go head to head for the leadership.
      There’s so much balderdash being bandied about I’ve lost the plot now! A sign is a very good idea.Certainly not a “men at work” one since nobody seems to be working!


  5. Well, my first guess was London, as well. Now that that’s been ruled out, could it be her sister city, New York?


  6. >>”…more travels…”

    were you deported for gun running? again?

    looking forward to tales of adventure!


  7. Are you going to catch up with some British bloggers?


  8. I’m all agog to know quo vadis.


  9. They’re getting just like West Indians. One man to do the work, three or four to look on 🙂


    • Exactly! What the heck can the watchers actually do? Light Bulb Guy is in the cherry picker basket, with a safety harness hooked to his pants. The cherry picker has stabilisers. What could happen? The hydraulics might fail, in which case, Fireman Fred would come to the rescue with his hook-and-ladder.


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