The army came, snooped about, looked menacing in a distant sort of way
- and left. It was quite alarming to see heavily-armed soldiers patrolling
the town nevertheless.
I suppose that it just shows how lucky we are that armed soldiers on street
corners are unusual. In some countries the locals don't bat an eyelid
until the rockets are actually falling.
The Town Council hosted the conference to get us into the twenty-first
century. Pretty soon we'll be begging for all the hullabaloo to be over
and let us resume having quiet, non-descript years again.
Desert Harmony came and went providing much entertainment to many people.
The parades were great, the exhibitions worth a look and the live music
at the dam, well, there are some among us who should hang on to those
Anyone want to take bets on the train?