DIVERSIONS: I was unable to write my copy last week, due to Close Encounters of a Medical Kind. I seemed to spend an enormous amount of time to and from establishments with the usual delays, leaving little time for writing.

ROAD SENSE: I am getting most concerned re drivers who do not seem to understand traffic islands. I refer to the mini traffic island on the C7 by the pond at the end of Valley Road just before entering Newhaven. I have now counted 20 drivers, going towards Lewes, driving round the right hand side of this instead of correctly on the left hand side. Why do this? What would happen to a car coming the other way who would be using the correct side for them?

NEWS FLASH: Our long time editor of our Parish magazine, Dr Mike Draisey, has metaphorically hung up his pen and passed the task to a committee of six. Thankyou Mike for the years of good work.

SMILE FOR THE DAY: Ted: This winter I thought I’d go to Argentina. Mark: Why did you choose there? Ted: I thought it would be warm, but I was so disappointed. Mark: Why? Ted: It was bordering on Chile.

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