Happy Kerb Stone…
For any fans of The Sad Kerb Stone like Stephen and myself, I have good news. If you don’t know what the Sad Kerb Stone is, don’t worry, nor do we. It’s been sitting alone in the foreground of the Queens House for years, ignored and neglected but clearly ‘wrong’ in the middle of formal landscaping.
and what I love about it is that it seems to be there in spite of everything – whatever they do to that piece of ground, it always remains. It doesn’t act as edging, it doesn’t have any earth-management position, it doesn’t seem to be left over from landscaping, it’s just there.
Stephen and I have enjoyed it quietly for years, but we really thought that once the Olympics came it would be swept away with all the rest of anything that didn’t fit – and, for a while we thought it had.
But incredibly, it’s managed to sit the whole thing out. In the middle of all that craziness, probably squatting between hospitality marquees or something – perhaps everyone thought everyone else thought it was important – and it remained.
But then we thought – well, with all the post-Olympic re-landscaping, surely it’s going to go now.
But no. Someone has included it in the new edging despite its ‘wrong’ size and now it’s no longer a lonesome stone – it has little friends. And a job. Soon it will even have grass around it.
The recession must be turning when even the long-term unemployed can find a gainful career…
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