For Valentine’s Day, and to continue the intermittent theme of the various ways in which we commemorate our lives, some graffiti on a railway bridge between Little Bowden and Braybrooke – Caroline kissed Jess here 1999.
I’m not quite sure how she (assuming it was Caroline who wrote it) could have done this. I sort of picture her hanging off the bridge in one of those contraptions that window cleaners use to clean the windows of skyscrapers, but I suppose it’s more likely that she hung over the edge of the bridge – dodging passing trains – writing upside down, and referring back to a piece of paper as she did so.
However she did it, it must have been a truly memorable kiss to go to these lengths to commemorate it. It’s quite impressive that it’s managed to last since 1999 – though more impressive still if she’d gone back there in 2009 and still thought it worth the effort.
Nowadays, I suppose, she would just have updated her Facebook status (In a relationship). Not the same thing at all, and all too easily reversible.