Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Canalside lifestyle

How many times must we have passed one of these billboards advertising yet another canalside development? They're all pretty much the same - an invented name like something or other wharf, one of those artist's impressions of the finished development with shiny new narrowboats gliding across a Mediterranean blue canal and the promise of a unique 'lifestyle'.
I wonder how the owners will feel reality compares with the lifestyle when they stare out at a muddy brown canal and at a handful of scruffy looking 'hippy boats' moored opposite?
Me, I would be happy to live alongside a canal but then I'm enjoying the life not the lifestyle.

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