Thursday, February 26, 2009

There are some things you cannot ignore

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Outside the front door is a skip.

Next door, they have taken down an old brick outhouse and are building a conservatory.

The skip is only full of rubble.

Every single person who walks past can't help but take a look in though

UPDATE
By popular demand...


Personally I have no idea why Sarah, Kanani or anyone else would be desperate to see a photo of a skip with rubble, but I try to accommodate...
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14 comments:

savannah said...

an attractive nuisance is what we euphemistically called something like that on government speak! we are such an inquisitive species, sugar! ;)
xoxo

Anna van Schurman said...

Do you mean a boat or a trash holder? You people confuse me with your crazy English words. (Because a boat would look cute with flowers and plants in it.)

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I found my lodger in a skip.

debra said...

When I googled a skip, I came up with ads for what we call dumpsters. If it were open on top, I might take a look; if it had a lid, I'd pass.

Eryl Shields said...

I love skips, I've even been known to jump inside and root about. I could do with some rubble too, I want to do a bit of hard landscaping in the garden.

Sarah said...

now i wanna take a look inside.

photos?!

Conan Drumm said...

Skips.



(vb: joyful movement brought on by sight of a new skip in the neighbourhood)

Kanani said...

Pictures please?
Sorry I've been elusive as of late. I've started a new job back in the healthcare industry as a rep! Gahh.....

Ché l'écossais said...

It's human nature.
Who can deny the appeal of a FREE broken brick ?
Used to live in a squat, entirely furnished from the local skip. It's cheaper than IKEA, better quality too, and gives an authentic bohemian look that I find très chic.

Kim Ayres said...

Savannah - an attractive nuisance? Is that like a pretty woman who keeps kicking the bins over?

Anna - I can't really imagine why someone might dump a whole pile of rubble into a boat outside their house. Mind you, I would definitely have taken pics of that :)

Daphne - was this before or after s/he became your lodger?

Debra - no lids on these things

Eryl - if you want to sneak down here tonight to load up your car, I can make you a coffee.

Sarah - photos? Even shot in moody black and white, I'mnot going to be able to make them look romantic

Conan - ah, I see what you've done there - double meanings - very clever

Kanani - more demands for photos? We'll see - I might just do an update yet...

Meanwhile what's this about a healthcare industry rep? Does this mean you flog viagra, but without spamming everyone by email first?

Ché - suddenly the skip does look romantic...

Charlie said...

NOW I know what a skip is: it's similar to a construction dumpster, except a dumpster is usually much larger.

I have no idea, though, why anyone would want to look through either of them.

Sarah said...

as if photos are all about romance.

seriously, i wanted to know what a skip was.

Kim Ayres said...

Charlie - everything's bigger in the States I hear...

Sarah - ah well, now you know. Did you notice the vignette I put on for you?

debra said...

Now I know what a skip is. Thanks for the visual aid, Kim.