Monday, 2 September 2019

Politically incorrect

I am totally not going to start cracking jokes involving negative stereotypes about Aberdonians and their reputation for being, er, 'careful' with the pennies.

Apparently such comments might be considered politically incorrect, even if true.

No indeed, the topic of my blog post today is the Summer Flower and Vegetable Show in Duthie Park.
Well at least this would have been the topic if the show had been open when I went for my customary Sunday morning walk.

Can you believe  they refused to make an exception and open specially for me, despite the promise of worldwide social media coverage (and my  generous offer to water the plants.... )?

Well then,  I might just point out how several of their banners appeared to have been 'repurposed' from an earlier event at nearby Hazlehead Park.

And that's all I have to say on the subject.


  1. that was not nice that the doors were closed for the ambassador of all the land... but at least there was no meat, just vegetables...

  2. Hari OM
    ... now, Bertie lad, I am keen to know if Gail (and pawssibly your good self) returned to Duthie for another snooperising when the barriers were down??? given what those banners cost I can't hold it against them for 'repurposing'! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. OH BERTIE...put your paw down...100% agree. They show organizers obviously don't know about the early "Bertie" catching the (brain) "worm" of the WWW. My small attempt a humor.
    Hugs Cecilia
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. It's too bad the gates were closed. We would have loved to see all those beautiful flowers. Maybe you could make special arrangements to get a sneak peek for next year.

  5. Where are all the flowers and vegetables? All we see is a good looking pup and some grass!

    Kiki and Rosie

    1. We believe the flowers and veggies were all in the tent. But as we weren't allowed in, we can't confirm this!
      Toodle pip!

  6. The nerve!! Don't they know who you are?? We do like the pictures of you posing in front of the fence though!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. Bertie - Waste not, want not !

  8. Are the vegies deep fried? Oh, that could be politically incorrect, too.

  9. 'Repurposed banners'? Och, Bertie Lad, that's just the Aberdonian way of doing things !