Today's post is my contribution to Sian Fair's 'Storytelling Sunday' feature over on From High in the Sky. If you'd like to join Sian's merry band visit her here for further details of how to begin telling - and sharing - your own tales.
Now here's mine ...
To Boldly Go ... Home
The nearest large town to where I live is a very much maligned one. It's one often criticised and held up for ridicule and it's one which gets kicked frequently, even when it's down.
So much so in fact that several years back it was named the worst place to live in Britain.
But stick around, this isn't the full story. [If it was, it would be filed under 'fiction'.] No, it's just that you need to know that background in order to understand:
- [a] why I took the following photograph at a train station a few years back; and also ...
- [b] how come it makes me laugh ... [if I'm allowed to laugh that is ... what with living in the worst place in the country and all ...]:
So, not merely is it the worst town to live in ... Middlesbrough is now apparently also The Final Frontier too!
And, whatever else they say about us [and they say a lot]... no one can say that those of us living up here, at the heart of the final frontier, don't know how to see the funny side of life!
Thanks for reading my story. There's plenty more waiting for you at Sian's place.
I'll be back later this week with ... maybe some scrapbook pages ... maybe more cards ...probably both ... who knows.
Happy new month to you!