our Christmas tree- we cut it down at a farmer’s lot for only 10 euro- last week in Vienna we saw similar trees for 60 euro.
I hope that you enjoyed a lovely holiday. Now, happy new year.
Thank you Marty- happy new year to you as well.
Very nice sketch, and a great buy on the tree! What’s your bird’s name?
Now you will spend the rest of the year hoovering up the needles. A topical picture and so well done, Rob. ps Had to laugh at Susan’s last sentence, above. If she said this in Glasgow, she could cause a fight as it might be construed as meaning something else.
Okay Bob, now I am curious. Can you give us a hint to the Glascow bird interpretation? Shooting the bird perhaps?
Yeah, I’m curious too, Bob. There actually aren’t too many needles that fall from these trees, as I cut it down fresh just a week ago or so locally, (and legally, of course). Strangely, it doesn’t have a pine smell either, like my trees growing up in California.
I guess birdwatching in Glasgow is a no-no. Thanks for the heads-up, Bob.
I’ve just shown Margaret this. We had a good laugh at the above comments. It goes to show that language does not travel all that well. In these parts, a gentleman’s lady friend is sometimes referred to as “My bird” or, in Glasgow, “The Burd”. A stranger, being too forward with his perceived attentions might invite a less than friendly response, the most common being, “Hey! Are you lookin’ at ma burd?” Leo – it is still possible to to go birdwatching in Glasgow but do it behind dark glasses – shades, I beleive is the word. Thanks all for brightening up the day.
Rob. Are you sure your tree is not plastic like my one?
Now you’re making me wonder! In fact, I’m starting to wonder if half the trees in the Black Forest aren’t plastic… no wonder they’re so hard to cut down.
What a wonderful drawing!
Are there birds on those plastic Black Forest trees?
yeah, but they’re plastic too.
Now I know where “flippin’ the bird” comes from. Learning something new every day.
Sorry to take up space on Rob’s comment page but I really feel some of you need to be better educated, before you visit Scotland, in words and customs connected with Glasgow. This should explain all – or not.
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