Tuesday, March 31

Guest Blogger

Well since I seem to find myself busy with other things and don't get the time to update the blog, I think a guest blogger would be more than welcome to fill my size eleven boots for a while. So folks a big welcome to local celebrity and well known radio DJ cum Taxi driver Bill Clark.
Come on bill lets hear whats been going on whilst you have been out and about on the highways and byways of this corner of the UK.

Monday, March 16

Box Cab

Spotted in Benin West Africa this weekend on the road from the Burkina Faso border down to the port capital of Cotonou, Benin, : a car carrying a handmade coffin which was crafted to resemble a taxi cab. Presumably, this bespoke box was to be the final resting place for a taxi driver who perished. It is customary in some West African cultures to create coffins that call to mind some aspect of the deceased's life or work. Not everyone there gets buried in a customized coffin like this, but it is a sort of regionally specific popular art form. There is a phone number on the side but please don't call it. The guy's not gonna answer, and it might ring one of his survivors, which would be mean and rude.