Saturday, January 13, 2007

Unlucky For Some


Spot The Edam N0. 2
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It's been a windy and wet few days. Thursday I chased a neighbour's recycling bin down the road after it had been emptied by the dustmen and thrown carelessly on the pavement. The wind dragged it into the road and as I bent down to grab it another gust caused it to skid along the tarmac for about 100 yards with me chasing it trying to avoid cars coming down the road! I'd learned my lesson and didn't bother to rescue anybody else's bins as they blew along - banging into wheelie bins and lamp-posts etc. Some front gardens ended up with several bins from their neighbours so imagine the confusion when they came home from work.

Yesterday I stayed in to start the collaged assembling project that I had promised some friends. It's called Issue 13 so was looking for scraps with a superstitious angle - ladders, magpies, four leaf clovers, that kind of thing. Needless to say I was unlucky in not finding any!
I did make a start though and have the bare bones of the pages worked out and some initial layers glued down.

Archie was part of the group interview the local tory MP at the school yesterday. He had his photo taken again for the local paper. Thats 4 weeks in a row now almost! Last week we were on the front page in the last audience of the Regal , but you can just about make out our faces - about five pixels each! I meant to ask about an enlargement at the papers offices today but completely forgot. It would be a nice souvenir to have.

Today is the 13th so more bad luck in the shape of a headache thats lasted all day. I went to town this morning for a walk but didn't find much. The Guardian with DVD of "Gilbert Grape" with Johnny Depp in it and some postage stamps I bought at Woolworths.

Hazel and Archie have been in the garden - burning the Xmas tree branches and making lots of smoke. They have saved the stump/stalk with all the others. We have a fine collection of old xmas tree stumps now - all lined up in a row!

Now I'm going to make a veg. curry as we have enough yoghurt and dug out some Bombay Potatoes and Nan bread from the freezer.
It's windy again and the trees are thrashing about outside in the garden like things possessed!

13 comments:

Jonathan said...

You've never pointed out the Xmas tree stump collection!
Our trash collection problems are different... people going through the bins and bags looking for redeemable cans and bottles, leaving a mess.

michael said...

Next time you come over Jonathan we'll give you and Sylvia a guided tour of the Xmas tree stump facility. I can't imagine how you miised it!

michael said...

HAzel Said....They are more Xmas tree trunks than stumps..I save the hole of the trunk..just seeemed a good idea at the time.
A good reason for you to come and visit again Jon!

Jonathan said...

Can I see them from the outside loo ???
(I promise not to be ill next time... I must have been a miserable guest, sorry)

michael said...

stumps/trunks - why quibble over a bit of gnarled nobbly wood! Hey, Nobblywood - that's where they made all those great films wasn't it? "Spruce Almighty" "Fir From The Madding Crowd" "Enemy Pine" etc.

michael said...

stumps/trunks - why quibble over a bit of gnarled nobbly wood! Hey, Nobblywood - that's where they made all those great films wasn't it? "Spruce Almighty" "Fir From The Madding Crowd" "Enemy Pine" etc.

Jonathan said...

Ah, right... "On the Beech" and all...

michael said...

I obviously got quite excited with all those daft film titles that I hit the button twice!

"A Bridge Too Fir"?

Jonathan said...

Oh dear, I'm coming up dry...
"Tree Coins in a Fountain" ???

michael said...

Was that a film? I thought it was a song. Or both. No, I'm stuck now too!

Jonathan said...

Ah... "Air Plane"...
We've not used Oak, Elm, Hickory or Alder... I'm sure there MUST be something there...

michael said...

"Gunfight At The Oak Kay Coral"

"Alder Kings Men"

"Nightmare On Hickory Street"

Jonathan said...

Not sure about the "Nightmare..." one...
Well, you got me posting another to my blog with your comment... hope I can keep it up.
"St. Elm-o's Fire"