I have reached the age when I hear myself saying "It wasn't like that when I was young". In fact, to be totally honest I've been saying that for quite a few years.
Sometimes I've got my rose tinted spectacles on and I'm saying that things were better way back when. But sometimes things have definitely improved.
|The village pond at Limber Magna|
When we visited my grandmother when I was a child we used to pass a certain village pond and the game was to see what had been dumped in it since the last time we passed by. There were bikes, prams, old car tyres and the like. Not a pretty sight.
But now the villagers take a real pride in their pond - and rightly so. Ducks, moorhens, water lilies - all flourish.
Some things have definitely improved since I was a girl.