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!
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You have your limits? Are you sure about that Steve?
Limits are good! Take YP for example - he doesn't have any, and look where that gets him! lol
I am bummed that I didn't see Olga on your postcard on John's blog. I feel like a failure! How could I have missed that?
That doggy is very chic in that coat. Does Olga have a wardrobe? I'm thinking no, or else we would have seen it :)
I feel so bad. I haven't sent a postcard to John. I looked around the house for a Weeki-Watchee one but couldn't find any mermaids to send.
Ah well. He'll have to make do without one from Lloyd.
I bet that Dave is glad you left the toilet seat where it was.
I'm still not sure you did the right thing about the toilet seat!!!
I missed Olga on the postcard too. I had to go back and count down and there she was.
I just had fish and chips at an Irish pub here in Phoenix. The were called "the best in town" but, that isn't a label I would have given them. Hopefully this new place by you will do them right.
I love the photo of the dog waiting at the post office.
Between you and Sharon and your fish and chips notices, I'm starving. Ta-ta.
I think John is having a great time with all this mail. It is the postman who may have trouble coping.
Have to admit that I still have a VCR in the basement. Tried to use it last year when we bought an older Harley-Davidson trike and it came with a videotape about riding on a trike vs. a motorcycle. Couldn't get the tape to play, but the VCR is still hanging around.
YP: Believe it or not, I do, although they vary on any given day.
Jenny-O: Well, Olga IS very small on that card! I probably should have tried to come up with something more creative, but c'est la vie.
Ms Moon: I'm sure Dave silently crosses himself (or makes some similar but nondenominational gesture) whenever I come home empty-handed.
Red: Do you want it? I bet it's still there. I'll mail it to you! :)
Ellen: She's not super-obvious, is she? I wonder if John noticed her!
Sharon: I guess it depends on what the others in town are like!
Robin: Waiting dogs are always poignant photos. I love how focused they are on their owners.
Catalyst: Bon appetit!
Cheryl: You're probably right! Then again, the postal workers may be getting a kick out of it too. (They're probably happy for the business.)
Sue: Hmmmm. It may be time to let that VCR go, especially if it no longer works! :)
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