A bloggee writes via the e-mail link
"Good Morning, Sir. I was recently reading your blog, and I thought... A very pleasant read which even made me laugh. Many Thanks. A lady from Sweethope. (Much smaller than Hutton)"
Thankyou. It is nice to receive these (fairly infrequent) notes of appreciation. It is also good to know that there actually is a village smaller than Hutton and with such a charming name-so small indeed that it does not feature on my 3 inches to the mile Road Atlas of the UK (Hutton does, prominently). Of course Fishwick is smaller than Hutton but in many ways emotionally bigger because of its horrific traffic problem and its Dangerous Corner. We can only wish that Sweethope, whereever it is (and the bloggee concerned seems to know Hutton, so it could be in the Borders)is spared Fishwick's problems. Mind you if Farmer N gets his way with his new road and the housing development this could be the springboard for a massive expansion of Fishwick, leading, inevitably, in the fullness of time (5 years)to dwarfing its neighbour Hutton as the local metropolis(ignoring Paxton, naturally)
What will that do for the local traffic?
One wonders. Doesn't one?