This week’s Westmorland Gazette features two stories which caught my eye (mostly the left one). The old K-Shoes factory is being revamped as a sort-of out-of-town-ish shopping complex called K-Village. This is rather worrying for those businesses in the centre of Kendal that sell actually new things instead of recycling cast-offs for charity.
The other story involved Pamela Anderson. Yes, the one from Baywatch, seminal Saturday tea time television series of the 1990s. She has been appearing in Aladdin in London and is apparently so struck by the UK she wants to buy a home here. Possibly overlooking Morecambe Bay.
I refuse to believe this is anything other than tawdry tabloid speculation but as cartoon fodder, it has an irresistible allure. The question was … could I resist the obvious couple of jokes?
The finished cartoon will, as ever, be on the front page of the Gazette on Thursday or on my site around the same time (in glorious Crayon-o-rama).