Despite the best efforts of No 1 totla cnut A. Crozier (if I now add the words "is gay" I will have crowds of visitors to this post, believe me. Why folk should want to know whether he prefers baseball to cricket I wouldn't know. If it's ammunition for derision they're after then just being Adam Crozier ought to be enough), Ashford still has one post office. While I was leaving it today, having just wasted a few of our finest pounds on the triple rollover, I happened to bump into Nimby
sculptor Oliver Winconek (who was also filling in his dream ticket. We're all human). He thanked me for visiting his blog and also told me that he's been over here, which I think makes him my first celebrity visitor (apart from a world-renowned author
). Nimby has been in the news again this past week because following her relocation, she was badly bruised by the vicious weather we've experienced and was, not to put too fine a point on it, wrecked. Sad.
Good news though; Oliver told me that the response to the art has been so positive that Nimby will hopefully be returning, this time made of global warming retarding metal (although probably without the attendant policemen, which I don't think is quite right but hey, let's not complain). Ashford will get a new landmark! What I don't think Oliver realises, because he's still a comparative youngster and hasn't been in the town for too long, is that the location chosen for Nimby's permanent site is within 100 yards of a Shepherd Neame bar/cafe called Oranges which, in a previous life, was a very popular pub called the Elephant and Castle.