Local news (#3)

And here, ‘local’ means ‘200 yards from where I am now’.

For the past goodness knows how many months, the view from outside my window at work has been of a new bridge being built. It was claimed to be part of the economic regeneration of Swansea waterfront, but we all knew that its real aim was to enable us to get to the supermarket across the water that little bit quicker.

The bridge was scheduled to be complete last March, so sure enough, it opened last week. And it hasn’t taken long for its real purpose to be found. Not to rejuvenate the docks, not to bolster lunchtime sandwich sales but, well, as a convenient dropping-off point.

[dunno why they do it: the water’s brown…]

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