I suppose that’s because I only went to the plot once last week and the sun didn’t shine very much, and my bank is causing me needless aggravation yet again.
Oh yes and my local public libraries now have self service technology installed. That means when I return and borrow books instead of dealing with friendly staff at a counter I’m faced with a futuristic looking black post box which has a shelf and touch screen.
Harrow Council inform me that this will result in fewer queues and is faster to use, allow me to pay for items more quickly, provide a better online experience and staff will be available with more time to help me find what I need. No comment!
I was going to write more on the subject but won’t apart from saying that I suppose I should be relieved that I’ll still have libraries to go to in view of what some other councils are proposing due to government spending cuts.
I’ve been going to libraries regularly, usually weekly, for almost sixty years and visits to them that were once something I looked forward to are now, sadly, a pleasure no more for this lifelong book buff.
Anyway the sun is shining this morning and looks like it will be for much of the coming week which means that I’ve plenty of plotting to look forward to. I shall remember to do the Big Butterfly Count when perhaps I’ll see some more Gatekeepers like this one which I photographed on a neighbours plot the week before last.