Saturday, January 26, 2019
Well, not much happened around here yesterday, so let's just look at some miscellaneous pictures.
First, some random stuff I found while walking Olga. (I didn't keep any of it!) Last weekend I came across this little shred of a demolished dog toy on Hampstead Heath. I recognized it right away because I found a whole one of the same style a couple of years ago.
And look at this -- a VCR! Haven't seen one of those in a while.
You can't tell what this is, in its zip-tied pink plastic House of Fraser bag, but it's a discarded toilet seat with a "find the surfer" theme. I guess somewhere among all those cartoon sharks there's a surfer. I didn't try to find him. I also wasn't even slightly tempted to keep the seat, although if it came from House of Fraser it's quite posh. I have my limits.
One of our neighbors down the street cleared a huge quantity of ivy off one of his/her trees and garden walls, and this neat little birdhouse appeared. Was it always there, buried beneath the vines? This neighbor has a cat, though, so I hope no birds move in.
Down the high street, opposite the post office, we're apparently getting a new chippie. This used to be an Asian restaurant, and I think it ran into legal or financial problems because until recently its windows were plastered with enforcement orders.
And inside the post office (where, incidentally, I went last weekend to mail a postcard to fellow blogger John Gray as part of his postcard challenge) I saw this guy, nervously awaiting his owner's return. Dogs are so expressive! And yes, John got my postcard almost immediately -- it's the sixteenth one down in this post, showing Olga with the Thames Barrier. I'm not sure how John's coping with so much mail!