I’ve powered up my laptop and my fingers hover over the keys but my brain has gone on holiday.
Distracted, I gaze out of the window on my right and my eyes are drawn to the forests of Oldlane Hill on the horizon. For many years, it was the dumping ground for all the town’s refuse, a huge landfill site.
A few years ago there was renewed interest in the site and many fruitless meetings were held to discuss its future. After months of time wasting and indecision, they decided to turn it into a recreational forest walk.
At great expense, it was landscaped. New pine trees were planted amongst the mature ones already growing there, lots of winding cinder paths were laid and picnic benches were dotted along the pathways.