Thursday, 10 December 2015

Neighbours exposed! A tree! A birthday!

A big storm came through Aberdeen the other night, and our neighbour's recycling box blew over.

It seems they had put the wine bottles at the base and covered them with water bottles before putting the box out in the street for collection.


I wonder why they would do that?

Do you know what your neighbours are drinking this festive season?

On to a different topic. I didn't really want to show you this next picture, 'cos I don't much like being outshone. But Gail thinks some of you might to see the Christmas tree we chose so carefully last weekend. She also bought a new set of lights and boy are they bright!




Oh and finally. In my role as Bertie Boffin, Scientific Advisor to Blogville, I am pleased to announce that next Monday (14th December) I shall be celebrating on this blog a very special scientific birthday. I wonder if any of you can guess what my post will be about?

25 comments:

  1. Your tree looks beautiful. Bet it is gorgeous from the street. We'll come back Monday, to help you celebrate!

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  2. I luffs your tree, so sparkly!!!!
    I finks you haf rumbled your neighbours secret habits, hehe!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. A slight blush here... I was known to take such action when we had a bottles only box. Now we have an "everything mixed together" recycling box and it then is sorted at a local centre. Much easier to spread and hide the "evidence". The tree is a nice size and the lights are very bright aren't they? Are they hooked up to your own wind farm?

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  4. Bertie my momma knows the reason: if you drink wine (a lot) and you are still able to place the bottles in a box, you need a lot of water.... because that water will wash the wine with all after- and sideffects away... vice versa it wouldn't work. that's called Boozologics :o) your tree is an artpiece... to you think I will see the light when I look over the channel in your direction?

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  5. Nah our mom just tosses that bottle right out where kids and everyone can see it, your tree is so pretty.
    stella rose

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  6. OH BERTIE... that TREE is just BEAUTIFUL... we love how the Lights Sparkle...
    HUMMM we never see any trash around here... we think our new location is very Careful about CLEAN UP ... Beclaws there are BEARS in the area... They tend to get into Trash... if it is left out... A sober bear would be BAD... butt a Drunken BEAR would be Outrageous...

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  7. The tree is lovely and very sparkly -- but it could NEVER outshine you!!

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  8. Looks like the neighbors like a sip or two or three or four BOL! Those must be LED lights on your beautiful tree. They are extra bright. Now, the 14th . . . hmmm . . . is it something about a flyby of Venus?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. You're getting warm with the flying bit...

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  9. Bertie MOL MOL MOL are your neighbors old enough to drink. Hiding them was a waste of time Mother Nature has no secrets.
    Your tree is beautiful and look at you in the shadows. As for the 14th...is that the day that St. Nick leaves the North Pole?
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  10. PS no real snow in here but the guys are power washing our house...we hope it doesn't rain in
    here.

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  11. Hello, Bertie! I have enjoyed all of your photos, although I have been slow to comment. It is very interesting to see others' "neighborhoods" and environs. Bertie, could you be referring to the birthday of Sir William Watson Cheyne, born 14 Dec 1852? I confess I had to look up his entire name and check his birth date, but I did remember that he was a Scottish surgeon (educated at Aberdeen University--which is the basis of my selecting him) who was advocated the use of antiseptic methods in surgery. It helps to have a mate who sells antiquarian books, with a specialty in medicine. Of course, I may be wrong :)

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    1. Hello Fay, I'm very impressed by your research, but, to use an appropriately canine metaphor, I'm afraid you are barking up the wrong tree this time. (Great idea for a future post though!)

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    2. Ah, shucks. Bark. Bark.

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  12. Hari om
    ...madis comment triggered a memory thag R.Amundsen reached South pole on 14 12 1911... I wonder if ig might also be thd the "birtdy" of quantum physics? It was the day my father proposed to my mother in 1957, also grannie's 56th birthday... buf you wldn't know about eigher of those events!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx ...from not-sunny-queensland...sigh...

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    1. Gold star for Aunty YAM. We're v. impressed! One of those is the correct guess...

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  13. Love your tree. Lady use to do the same with wine bottles, but then you could take them back for $

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  14. You obviously found out the neighbors secret
    Love & Peas,
    Lily & Edward

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  15. Teeheehee...Mama says she is glad we have a recycle bin that has a nice heavy lid...we tend to have a few wine bottles too.....We will stay tuned to hear ore about the upcoming scientific birthday!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  16. Bertie - A storm in Aberdeen ? No wonder the recycling bin fell over.

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  17. Oh dear, now I know why recycle bins need lids! Your tree is gorgeous
    retro rover

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  18. Your tree is gorgeous! And it does not outshine you, dear doggy Godson. You shine together!
    Wag on - we eagerly anticipate Monday's birthday person surprise!
    Tootsie & Renee

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  19. Haha, All the recycling bins in our neighborhood look like that (including ours)! It's fun to see what everybody likes :)
    Can't wait to see what happened on 12/14. You are such a smart terrier.

    Wyatt and Tegan

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