A day of negatives and positives

Had an odd day of being around energy-filled excited young people having leaf fights around the Greenhouses and so surrounded by youth and endless possibilities…

and daft moments of brilliance…

… and then meeting an older man who seemed to be negative about everything – the Greenhouses, the park, the council, the town,….LIFE….!   I did my best to put forward the better side of things – but he was not having it!   (Well, he did eventually concede that he used to love playing in the park when he was younger).  I’m sure I will see him again.  I will play him the Andrews sisters singing:

“You gotta accentuate the positive,
Eliminate the negative,
Hold on to the affirmative,
Don’t mess with Mr In-between”

I then met Rosemary, one of the lovely ladies of the Friends of Stubbylee and we had a great wander round the park with her dog Izzy, and my faith in humanity was restored!  We worked out the statistical fact that - as Rosemary has walked her dogs 3 times a day nearly every day since 1984 that, - she has walked around the park roughly…

28,140 times!

Oh yes.

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