Joni Mitchell was right

Sorry, the swans will have to go, they’re too expensive

It’s a sad state of affairs when a city is “too poor” to keep its wildlife.  If this is not a case of paving paradise and putting up a parking lot I don’t know what is.  I appreciate times are hard – but this is insanity.

Ironically, Joni’s Big Yellow Taxi actually refers to a Toronto Police Service patrol car.

Christmas has begun…

Yes it has, because the Milton Keynes shopping centre says so.

Enjoy the loveliness.  (The singing was some kind of karaoke/ X-factor style thing going on in the background, my poor poor ears).

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The main display:

and the Christmas train, leading us all into our brave new world of American Presidents who have a previous occupation of “Civil Rights Lawyer”: