FOWC with Fandango — Parking

Parking restrictions can be a nightmare, especially with older properties that have no gardens, drives or means to get a vehicle off the road.
I can recall a time that when new properties were built there had to be provision for at least one vehicle, so we had a stream of integral garages designs, concreted frontages or allocated parking in bays some distance from the properties.
There are some nice new shiny signs on the roads leading into town about parking.
You can only park there during the summer between 9 am and 6 pm for a maximum of one hour, any other time is for residents only, and they have to pay the council for a permit to park outside their own house!!

When we lived in Poole, a property owner had a lovely big back garden and decided to have a garage built so that when he replaced his aging car, he could get it off the road and lock it safely away.
It took about four months to build and the contractors did a fine job. He was so pleased, I was surprised he didn’t have a house warming party for it.
Sadly he couldn’t use it for his car and it became a workshop, a state of the art Man Cave.
Why? Because the driveway between his house and the next was too narrow to allow him access as his new car was considerably wider than his old one.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Parking

  1. colonialist says:

    A heart-wrenching tragedy.

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