Category Archives: signs

Piscine-chauffée socialists

This weekend we were in Sheffield, looking at possible houses to buy. Sheffield’s contrasts always surprise me: green parks jostling alongside brownfield sites and lockups; smart social engagement cheek by jowl with grinding poverty. We found a park none of … Continue reading

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The end is right nigh

Speaking of judgments, there was a sign on the ring road, positioned on a lamppost where one normally sees advertisements for at-home jobs or unworkable dietary regimes. It went something like: JUDGEMENT DAY IS AT HAND Judging from the spelling, … Continue reading

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Biggest fan

There is a thumbnail-sized sign on the enormous Mitsubishi fans that pump our office down and kill all the plants from outside. It has a warning triangle containing an elliptical motif, indicating “dangerous spinning thing, view from side”. It follows … Continue reading

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