I mentioned earlier this week how the Old Bat and I lunched at the pub at the Devil's Dyke and I paid £2 to park. Having expended that large amount of cash (which, incidentally, was donated by the Old Bat as I had no change - but I did pay for lunch) I returned to the Dyke to walk the dog later that afternoon as the ticket was still valid. It was only on the following day that I removed the ticket from the car - and that is when I could have kicked myself. It was only then that I noticed the ticket was in two parts with a counterfoil which could be torn off along the perforations. On the back of the counterfoil it was announced that the cost of the ticket would be reimbursed when spending £10 or more in the pub!
Maybe that will teach me to be more observant in future. But I doubt it.
When walking in the park one day last week - or maybe it was the week before. But whenever - I was chatting to a fellow dog-walker who suggested we go to look at "his" Judas tree. He called it his tree as he had paid for it. Quite a few people had responded to a plea from the council to cover the cost of new trees they wanted to plant. I had never before heard of a Judas tree and, although this one is still young and small, was mightily impressed. It has very attractive, deep pink flowers which come out before the leaves - some of them directly from the trunk of the tree.
Not a variety I had heard of before. As my old granny would have said, "You learn something new every day, then die and forget the lot".