Sunday, 20 January 2008

Car park destruction

I've written before about the Get Carter car park and my mixed feelings about its potenial demolition. Well, it's happening, so the skyline of Gateshead will be changing soon.

If you're not convinced that it's a good idea, have a look at this photo. It's taken from Grey Street, voted the best street in Britain by Radio 4 listeners. Why would you not demolish it?

7 comments:

pierre l said...

Hello B. I see what you mean about that car park being highly visible. I didn't pay all that much attention to your previous posting on this subject, but I agree that it's a good thing to demolish it.
I have missed your posts, but hope you have made good progress with all the things you were trying to do. I have enjoyed reading your comments to other bloggers as well.

B said...

Thanks Pierre - it's good to know that I haven't lost all my readers after not posting in so long :) I am still going to reply to your email - thank you for it :)

Had a weekend off this weekend. It was just what I needed. I was on the verge of running myself into the ground, but I feel much better now.

Blue Witch said...

So T£$co take over Gateshead too? Be very afraid. It is not a good thing.

pierre l said...

Replying to my e-mail is not urgent, so don't worry about it.
I have been reading "Leading the Dance" by Sarah Salway, as recommended by Caroline Smailes and Scott Pack (of The Friday Project). I have also been reading 300-word stories by two bloggers, based on Sarah's daily writing prompts (see
www.sarahsalway.blogspot.com ).
I hope that, one day, I'll be able to read your novel, or short stories; I certainly enjoy reading your blog posts.
Since you introduced me to kinja, I always know when you have written a new post, but I check daily for new comments, etc, in any case.

B said...

BW - I completely agree. They are a scary scary company. I want the car park gone, but I don't want a 'nice' shiny Te$cos in its place.

Gateshead? They've already taken over the world :( I'm always surprised at how little people care.

I have 'Leading the Dance' on my list of books to buy since Caroline posted about it to :)

I hope that one day you'll be able to read my stories in print too.... ah, happy dreams..... hey, how much do you think it would dent my sales if I refused to have my books stocked at Te$cos? All publicity is good publicity, right? It would bring attention to the cause. Maybe I could do the Jamie Oliver equivalent. Ah, I can dream....

pierre l said...

I have been looking for references to a certain blogger's book (from The Friday Project) not being available at Tesco's. I didn't find the reference, but I'm sure it could be arranged...

B said...

pierre, if you do find that... please do let me know! THanks :)